Hawai‘i Department of Health announces new metrics to better track and manage the pandemic

HONOLULU – With the high number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state, the Hawai‘i Department of Health will be introducing new metrics to assist in decision-making and to better track and manage the disease with a higher degree of accountability, announced Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson. The new metrics will augment existing metrics to […]

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State offers one-stop hotline for crisis support, mental health resources and substance use treatment services

HONOLULU — The Department of Health, in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, has expanded its hotline for crisis support to include access to mental health resources and substance use treatment services. Callers in need of these services can now call Hawai‘i C.A.R.E.S.—Coordinated Access Resource Entry […]

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No, face shields are not an adequate substitute. If you are infected, your cloth face covering will capture any large respiratory droplets that prevent you from unknowingly infecting people around you. A face shield would more likely allow these droplets to escape. #HawaiiCOVID19

This week's community bulletin highlights back-to-school resources for parents and caregivers + tips for keeping your guard up and mask on at work: https://mailchi.mp/doh/covid-19-community-bulletin-july-31-2020

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