COVID-19

Hawaii Department of Health Guidance on Public Events and Group Gatherings To protect the public’s health and wellbeing, the Hawa‘i Department of Health is recommending large, crowded gatherings or public events that include 100 people or more be postponed or canceled. These events include concerts and conferences, as well as professional, college and school sporting ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 13, 2020

No Direct Incoming Flights to Hawaii from Europe The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation confirmed there are no direct, incoming flights from Europe to the U.S. The 30-day federal ban on flights from Europe except the United Kingdom begins Friday, March 13, at midnight.  Extended Hours for Public Calls to AUW 2-1-1 on COVID-19 Aloha United ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 12, 2020

Extended Hours for Public Calls to AUW 2-1-1 on COVID-19 Aloha United Way has extended its public call center hours to 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days a week. For more information or questions about COVID-19: Call 2-1-1 from any location in the state Text 877-275-6569 Email [email protected] Visit health.hawaii.gov/covid19 or coronavirus.gov   Media Reports ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 11, 2020

Community Surveillance Initiative The Hawaii Department of Health is launching a statewide surveillance testing program to identify cases of community spread of the coronavirus. This additional layer of testing helps detect COVID-19 cases earlier so that appropriate steps can be taken to contain the virus. About 200 COVID-19 tests will be conducted each week under ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 10, 2020

Precautions for seniors Seniors are at a greater risk for COVID-19, especially those who have underlying health conditions. Older adults and individuals with underlying health issues should avoid non-essential travel, including cruises. Avoid large crowds, wash your hands, and keep medications and groceries on-hand. Public is advised to call 2-1-1 for information on COVID-19 For ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 9, 2020

Second presumptive positive case on Oahu Today, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has a second presumptive positive test result for an elderly adult who is hospitalized in serious condition on Oahu. The individual felt ill on March 2 while in Washington State, and on March 4 returned home to Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines flight ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 8, 2020

First presumptive positive case on Oahu Yesterday, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) announced presumptive positive test results for a person under investigation on Oahu. The individual was a passenger on the Grand Princess cruise in Mexico from Feb. 11-21. After arriving in Mexico, the individual traveled home to Honolulu with no symptoms. While home ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 7, 2020

First presumptive positive case on Oahu The Department of Health today announced the first positive test results for a person under investigation on Oahu. The individual was a passenger on the Grand Princess cruise in Mexico and became ill after flying home to Oahu. Patient is currently isolated at home with mild to moderate symptoms. ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 6, 2020

Grand Princess cruise ship The CDC is continuing to monitor passengers aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship that is waiting to return to San Francisco. The Grand Princess had two passengers on a cruise to Mexico from Feb. 11-21 who became sick and after disembarking in California were confirmed for COVID-19. The same ship conducted ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 5, 2020

Grand Princess cruise ship The CDC announced it is investigating confirmed cases of COVID-19 linked to the Grand Princess cruise ship which is returning to San Francisco. That cruise ship is different from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. The Grand Princess had two passengers on a cruise to Mexico from Feb. 11-21 who became sick ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 4, 2020

No cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawai‘i at this time Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawai‘i. The Department of Health is actively preparing for possible cases and working with state, county, and federal partners including the medical community in Hawai‘i. The following summary as of March 3 shows the number of individuals being monitored or ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 3, 2020

No cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawai‘i at this time Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawai‘i. DOH is actively preparing for possible cases and working with state, county, and federal partners including the medical community in Hawai‘i. The following summary as of March 2 shows the number of individuals being monitored or under quarantine. ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 2, 2020

No cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawai‘i at this time Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawai‘i. DOH is actively preparing for possible cases and working with state, county, and federal partners including the medical community in Hawai‘i. The following summary as of March 1 shows the number of individuals being monitored or under quarantine. ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 1, 2020

DOH State Laboratories Division now capable of COVID-19 testing Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is now capable of in-state testing for COVID-19 and results can be ready within 24-48 hours of a sample being collected. This is a new, major development that enhances the state’s prevention and mitigation response capabilities to further safeguard the health ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update February 29, 2020

DOH State Laboratories Division now capable of COVID-19 testing Hawaii Department of Health is now capable of in-state testing for COVID-19 and, on average, results can be ready within 24-48 hours of a sample being collected. This is a new, major development that enhances the state’s prevention and mitigation response capabilities to further safeguard the ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update February 28, 2020

New Case in California The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 in California in a person who reportedly did not have relevant travel history or exposure to another known patient with COVID-19. At this time, the patient’s exposure is unknown. This case brings the ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update February 27, 2020

Prepare now for potential risks The public health response is multi-layered, with the goal of detecting and minimizing COVID-19. While there are no cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii at this time, state health officials do expect to eventually identify cases in Hawaii because this is a global health threat to our entire nation. At this ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update February 26, 2020

National Travel Advisories The U.S. State Department has issued a level 4 travel advisory asking people not to travel to China due to the COVID-19 outbreak. There is limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas. A level 2 travel advisory has been issued for South Korea and Japan and advises people to exercise ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update February 25, 2020

National Travel Advisory The State Department has set Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution) for travel to Japan and South Korea. No travel restrictions are in place. Still the State Department recommends that for certain high risk groups (older adults and those with chronic medical conditions), postponing of non-essential travel should be discussed with a healthcare ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update February 24, 2020

National Travel Advisory The State Department has set Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution) for travel to Japan and South Korea. No travel restrictions are in place. Still the State Department recommends that for certain high risk groups (older adults and those with chronic medical conditions), postponing of non-essential travel should be discussed with a healthcare ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update February 23, 2020