Hawaii State Hospital’s admissions unit reports four positive COVID-19 cases

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i State Hospital in Kaneohe has reported that one patient and three staff members within the hospital’s admissions unit have tested positive for COVID-19. After the first staff member tested positive last week, the hospital immediately activated its standard protocol to test all of its staff and patients within the hospital’s admissions unit. […]

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Hawai‘i Department of Health approves third medical cannabis retail dispensaries for Hawaiian Ethos and Noa Botanicals

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to proceed to retail to Hawaiian Ethos LLC on the island of Hawai‘i and Manoa Botanicals LLC, dba Noa Botanicals on O‘ahu, after both passed their final onsite inspections for their third retail facilities. Hawaiian Ethos’ new retail location in Hilo […]

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Hawai‘i Department of Health uses $14 million of CARES Act funding to supplement local staffing in hospitals statewide

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Department of Health is administering $14 million to provide more than 200 additional nurses and other specialists for hospitals statewide over the next four months. Some of the out-of-state personnel will begin arriving this weekend. Gov. Ige approved the award of funds from the Coronavirus Relief Fund earlier this week. The […]

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Hawai‘i Beach Safety Week is Sept. 20-26

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is recognizing drowning prevention efforts across our islands as the state observes Hawai‘i Beach Safety Week on Sept. 20-26. This week is dedicated to Hawai‘i Drowning and Aquatic Injury Prevention Advisory Committee member and long-time water safety advocate Ray Sanborn, who passed away unexpectedly last week. Sanborn […]

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