News Releases

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

  • PFAS detected in Waipi‘o Heights Wells Mar 22, 2023 - HONOLULU, HI – Chemicals known as PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have been detected in water samples collected at the Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) Waipi‘o Heights Wells, Pumps 1 and 2, which are part of the Waipi‘o Heights water system (Public Water System HI0000334).  On March 14, 2023, the EPA issued proposed National… Continue Reading
  • Improved “Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services” for Hawai‘i’s vulnerable residents Mar 22, 2023 - HONOLULU, HI – Hawai‘i has joined the rest of the nation in implementing sweeping changes that enable residents with disabilities and older adults to live and participate fully in their communities. As of March 17, 2023, all states were required to be compliant with the “Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services” settings regulation. The changes are… Continue Reading
  • United States CDC Director Walensky visits Hawai‘i Mar 21, 2023 - HONOLULU, HI – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky was in Hawai‘i this week discussing CDC’s investments in the state, the future of public health, the challenges facing public health in the state and the importance of health equity. In August, Dr. Walensky announced her plan to move CDC and public… Continue Reading
  • Hawai‘i Department of Health gives Café Mambo permission to re-open Mar 20, 2023 - PĀ‘IA, HI– The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Food Safety Branch issued a green placard to Café Mambo today and was allowed to reopen to the public. The restaurant, owned and operated by Betham Pacific LLC, is located at 30 Baldwin Avenue in Pā‘ia.   The food establishment received the red placard on March 14,… Continue Reading
  • Hawai‘i Department of Health closes JB,S Kitchen and Lounge in Wailuku Mar 17, 2023 - WAILUKU, HI – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has posted a red “Closed” placard to protect public health due to critical food safety violations at JB,S Kitchen and Lounge. The restaurant owned and operated by JB,S Kitchen and Lounge, LLC, is located at 752B Lower Main Street in Wailuku.  The food establishment received the… Continue Reading

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