News Releases

The following press releases are arranged by date with the latest first. For more information about specific press releases call 586-4442.

  • DOH approves reopening of Lahaina Fish Company Aug 8, 2022 - LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH)’s Food Safety Branch issued Lahaina Fish Company a green placard and approved its reopening after a follow-up inspection found that all critical food safety violations were corrected. Lahaina Fish Company located at 831 Front Street, Lahaina, had received a red placard on July 26, and was immediately… Continue Reading
  • DOH reports monkeypox case in Maui County Aug 4, 2022 - HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has identified one additional case of monkeypox. This brings the total number of cases in Hawaiʻi since June 3 to twelve. The individual is a Maui resident whose case is associated with travel outside of Hawaiʻi. “The risk to most Hawaiʻi residents remains low, but action now… Continue Reading
  • DOH issues red placard to Lahaina Fish Company in Lahaina due to cockroach infestation Jul 29, 2022 - LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) issued a red placard and immediately shut down Lahaina Fish Company, located at 831 Front St., Lahaina on Maui due to a cockroach infestation. The food establishment, operated by Lahaina Seafood Company Inc., received the red placard on July 26 and must remain closed until DOH conducts… Continue Reading
  • DOH disapproves DOD’s Red Hill defueling plan Jul 26, 2022 - HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) disapproved the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility defueling plan, citing a lack of detail.  This determination is consistent with the DOD’s own assessment that “it will not receive DOH approval of this defueling plan until it is able to provide this… Continue Reading
  • Monkeypox vaccine distribution focuses limited supply on those at highest risk of infection Jul 25, 2022 - HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) will open monkeypox vaccination appointments to Hawaiʻi residents at higher risk of monkeypox infection or severe illness this week. Beginning on Wednesday, July 27, Hawaiʻi residents 18 and older currently eligible for a JYNNEOS vaccine, which is used to prevent monkeypox, will include: Individuals who have had… Continue Reading

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