Update on May 2, 2022:
Surveillance and Detection
- Laboratories are strongly encouraged to report all COVID-19 test results to the Hawaii Department of Health.
- Healthcare providers are not required to report COVID-19 cases to the Hawaii Department of Health.
- Trends and patterns in disease occurrence are identified using existing disease surveillance programs.
- COVID-19 Sentinel Surveillance – Monitoring the virus with testing.
Case Investigation and Isolation
- Case investigators may interview cases to find out if the person became infected in Hawaii or while visiting another area.
- Investigators advise the case to isolate from others while they are contagious.
- Summary Guidance for COVID-19 Cases and Contacts.
- Close contacts of cases who develop symptoms should be tested for COVID-19.
Preparation and Prevention
- We issue advisories for the medical community to inform hospitals and providers on current COVID-19 recommendations.
- We communicate regularly with local partners in the travel industry and schools to address concerns and ensure the latest and most accurate guidance and information are being shared with their staff.