Hawai‘i Department of Health laboratory detects Omicron variant in Hawai‘i

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) State Laboratories Division (SLD) confirms the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, also known as the Omicron variant, has been detected in the islands. “This isn’t reason for panic, but it is reason for concern. It’s a reminder the pandemic is ongoing. We need to protect ourselves by getting vaccinated, […]

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Preliminary results detect petroleum product in Navy water system

HONOLULU – A preliminary analysis by the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) detected petroleum product in water samples from one site on the Navy Water System affected by fuel-like odors. Samples from Red Hill Elementary School were collected Tuesday. They were analyzed at a lab at the University of Hawai‘i and tested positive for a […]

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Hawai‘i Department of Health closes 808 Grindz Cafe in Lahaina because of cockroach infestation

LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Food Safety Branch issued a red “closed” placard and immediately shut down 808 Grindz Café, located at 843 Wainee St. in Lahaina, Maui, due to a cockroach infestation. Both adult and juvenile cockroach activity was observed. The food establishment, operated by 808 Grindz, LLC, received the red placard […]

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Hawai‘i Department of Health advises Navy water system consumers not to drink, consume tap water

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) received numerous complaints today of a fuel or gasoline-like odor from consumers of the Navy’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) water system, including the Aliamanu Military Reservation, Red Hill and Nimitz Elementary Schools, and military housing. All complaints are from users of the Navy’s water system. The DOH […]

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