COVID-19

DOH Launches New, Dedicated COVID-19 Website Today Today, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) unveiled a new website for the public to access the latest information on COVID-19 in Hawai‘i. The State of Hawai‘i has mobilized an inter-agency collaborative effort to keep the community safe and healthy. The website, hawaiicovid19.com will go live at 3pm. ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 18, 2020

Proper Use of COVID-19 Tests Imperative There is a current shortage of hand sanitizers and toilet paper in Hawai‘i in part because of the public’s over-reaction to COVID-19. The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) wants to avoid having the same shortage of COVID-19 test resources by making sure the public understands how to properly utilize ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 17, 2020

Three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified on O‘ahu and Maui  As of March 16, 2020, as of 3:30 pm, there are a total of 10 confirmed or presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i. Three new positive results were announced today for two O‘ahu residents, and one visitor on Maui. The Department of Health (DOH) is monitoring all of these individuals and supervising their isolation as ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 16, 2020

Additional test results received from private laboratories – individuals exposed during out-of-state travel  As of March 15, 2020, there are a total of seven confirmed positive test results for COVID-19 in Hawai‘i. Three of the seven positive results were announced today for two O‘ahu residents and one visitor on Maui.  All of the cases are ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 15, 2020

As of March 14, 2020, there are a total of 4 confirmed positive test results for COVID-19 in Hawai‘i. Two positive results were announced today for two visitors on Kaua‘i who traveled from Indiana. The Department of Health received the test results last night and immediately notified the County of Kauaʻi and the Centers for Disease Control ...
Read More COVID-19 Daily Update March 14, 2020

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