COVID-19

Oʻahu residents in eligible ZIP codes can order free COVID-19 test kits while supplies last at COVIDTestHonolulu.org HONOLULU – Oʻahu was selected for a federal pilot program that will provide free at-home COVID-19 test kits to eligible residents. The Say Yes! COVID Test At-Home Testing Challenge will provide 125,000 Oʻahu residents who live in eligible ...
Read More Oʻahu selected for federal pilot program to provide one million free at-home COVID-19 tests

HONOLULU – A new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report authored by Hawaiʻi researchers demonstrates the value of separating public health data in order to identify and address racial disparities. Data collected by the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) revealed racial disparities in COVID-19 infections and death. Race and ethnicity can serve as ...
Read More CDC report highlights Hawaiʻi effort to address COVID-19 health disparities through improving data

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has added four new COVID-19 testing locations on Oʻahu. Testing is available at: ElixRX Pharmacy Kailua on Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Kaiser Permanente Nanaikeola Clinic Parking on Sundays and Mondays from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. Mililani Recreational Center 6 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays ...
Read More Free COVID Testing Available at Four New Oʻahu Sites

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Food Safety Branch has issued a Cease and Desist Order and a red “closed” placard to Doner Shack at 79 South Pauahi Street in Honolulu for failing to renew its state permit and failing to pay a $3,000 judgement, from a contested hearing case, against the establishment’s ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health issues second red placard to Doner Shack for non-payment of 00 fine and permit renewal fees

HONOLULU – Two new Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) reports illustrate how the highly transmissible delta variant is sweeping across the state. “These reports reinforce what we know about the alarming increase in cases across Hawai‘i. Delta is different—it is twice as transmissible as other variants,” said Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char, FACEP. “COVID-19 vaccines ...
Read More New DOH Reports Underscore Toll of Delta Variant

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reports the state has surpassed 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past 14-days and a record high one-day case count today. 10,817 cases were documented in the last 14 days, including 1,678 today. The 10,817 infections reported in the past 14 days are considered a proxy number for active cases. “This tidal wave ...
Read More Hawaiʻi Surpasses 10,000 Active COVID-19 Cases

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) is expanding West Oʻahu testing and vaccination efforts in response to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in this community. “We recognize that for many, historic inequities, misinformation and insufficient access to care have contributed to a lack of confidence in COVID-19 vaccines,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah ...
Read More DOH Expands West Oʻahu Testing & Vaccination Events

HONOLULU – Hawaiʻi Department of Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char, FACEP released the following statement on the Pono Coalition for Informed Consent: “This week, COVID-19 took the lives of 19 Hawaiʻi residents. Over 9,000 of our family, friends, and neighbors are sick with COVID. The tragedy of this spike in cases is that by and ...
Read More DOH Statement on the Pono Coalition for Informed Consent

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) issued a medical advisory recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial two doses. The additional dose should be given at least 28 days after a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 ...
Read More DOH recommends additional mRNA vaccine dose for immunocompromised individuals

Hawai‘i Department of Health, Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency and Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i tap into Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Funding   HONOLULU — More than 500 experienced healthcare professionals from out of state will be deployed to 19 hospitals statewide in the coming weeks with funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Hawai‘i ...
Read More Hawai‘i to receive more than 500 healthcare surge staff workers for hospitals statewide

Testing available at 7 neighbor island sites; Expected to expand to O‘ahu HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) is expanding its network of free COVID-19 community testing through a partnership with the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii Consortium and independent pharmacies across the state. The program is rolling out at locations on Hawaiʻi ...
Read More New DOH program expands free COVID-19 testing

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 rapid testing at Ilima Elementary School on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Test results will be available within 15 minutes. Wait times may be a minimum of 30 minutes, so please plan accordingly. Please bring a government photo ID ...
Read More Free COVID-19 testing returning to Ewa Beach Saturday

Testing available Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays through Aug. 31 HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 testing at Aloha Stadium four days a week through Aug. 31. Testing will begin on Saturday, Aug. 14, and is being offered in partnership with the Honolulu Fire Department and the Hawaiʻi National ...
Read More DOH stands up free COVID-19 testing at Aloha Stadium

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 rapid testing at Kapolei High School three more times in August. Free testing will be available on the following dates. • Wednesday, Aug. 11, 3 – 6 p.m.• Monday, Aug. 16, 3 – 6 p.m.• Wednesday, Aug. 18, 3 – 6 p.m. Test ...
Read More Department of Health to offer free COVID testing at Kapolei High School

LIHUE – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has identified a COVID-19 cluster of cases associated with Tahiti Nui restaurant in Hanalei on Kaua‘i. The cluster is under investigation and to date consists of seven confirmed cases of individuals, including both restaurant workers and diners. Anyone who visited the Tahiti Nui restaurant from Friday, July ...
Read More Patrons of Tahiti Nui restaurant on Kaua‘i urged to test after COVID-19 exposure

LIHUE – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) is issuing guidance to individuals who participated in Lihue Missionary Church youth excursions on July 25 and 31. These individuals may have been exposed to confirmed cases of COVID-19. The highest risk individuals are those who rode in a van for a Lihue Missionary Church youth excursion ...
Read More COVID-19 Exposures Warrant Caution on Kauaʻi

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 rapid testing at Kamalani Academy in Wahiawa Friday, August 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Test results will be available within 15 minutes. Please bring a government photo ID and wear a mask. Request an appointment by email to [email protected] Walk-ins will ...
Read More Free COVID testing returns to Wahiawa Friday

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) is increasing awareness of free COVID-19 testing sites available across the state. “Testing is a key mitigation measure, especially as we continue to see widespread community transmission,” said Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char. “We encourage individuals exhibiting COVID symptoms and individuals who have been exposed to an ...
Read More Partnerships Increase Availability of Free COVID-19 Testing for Hawaii Residents

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 rapid testing at Ilima Elementary School Saturday, July 31 from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 PM. Test results will be available within 15 minutes. Please bring a government photo ID and wear a mask. Request an appointment by email to [email protected] Walk-ins will also be ...
Read More Free COVID-19 Testing Available in Ewa Beach Saturday

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 rapid testing at the Lanakila Health Center Friday, July 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Test results will be available within 15 minutes. Please bring a government photo ID and wear a mask. Request an appointment by email to [email protected] Walk-ins will ...
Read More Free COVID-19 testing returns to Lanakila Health Center

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