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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) issued a red placard and immediately shut down Red Lobster, located at 1765 Ala Moana Blvd., June 12, 2024 due to sewage backup. During a June 12 routine inspection at Red Lobster, a DOH inspector observed sewage backup between the kitchen entrance and dining area. The food ...
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HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) reminds the public to be vigilant due to high levels of COVID-19 activity in Hawai‘i. The DOH Respiratory Disease Dashboard (https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/disease-types/respiratory-viruses/) shows COVID-19 disease activity level is in the red, or high activity level, indicating the virus is circulating at high levels compared with historic trends. ...
Read More DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REMINDS PUBLIC TO BE VIGILANT DUE TO HIGH COVID-19 ACTIVITY LEVELS

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) issued a green placard to Knockbox Acai & Espresso, June 12, 2024, allowing its reopening. The business, located at 1750 Kalākaua Ave, was immediately shut down and issued a red placard June 10, 2024 during a routine inspection. A DOH inspector noted improper cold-holding temperatures and required ...
Read More DOH ISSUES GREEN PLACARD TO KNOCKBOX ACAI & ESPRESSO AFTER EARLIER CLOSURE  

HONOLULU — The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) Food Safety Branch issued S7-Icy Bubble a green placard and approved its reopening on June 10, 2024. S7-Icy Bubble, located at 555 N. King Street received a red placard on June 5, 2024, and was immediately closed. A June 10 follow-up inspection revealed that all critical violations ...
Read More DOH APPROVES REOPENING OF S7-ICY BUBBLE IN HONOLULU

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) issued a red placard and immediately shut down S7 Icy Bubble, located at 555 N. King Street, due to multiple violations. The food establishment operated by Young Dreams Sales Inc., received the red placard on June 5 and must remain closed until DOH conducts a follow-up inspection ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Food Safety Branch issued Dragon Tea a green placard and approved its reopening on June 6, 2024. Dragon Tea, located at 1339 N. School St. Unit 104, received a red placard on June 3, 2024, and was immediately closed. A follow-up inspection on June 6, 2024 revealed ...
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HONOLULU —The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) is advising restaurants and food retailers not to serve or sell, and to dispose of, and consumers not to eat, oysters and bay clams harvested from growing areas in Netarts Bay and Tillamook Bay. This includes harvesting dates in Oregon on or after May 28, 2024. In addition, ...
Read More DOH WARNS OF POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED SHELLFISH FROM OREGON AND WASHINGTON

HONOLULU – Trace amounts of chromium have been detected for the first time in water samples collected at the Laupāhoehoe P-2 Well, which is part of the County of Hawai‘i Department of Water Supply’s (HDWS) Laupāhoehoe-Kapehu system (Public Water System HI0000102) and serves the Laupāhoehoe area of Hawaiʻi Island. Chromium was detected in samples collected ...
Read More TRACE AMOUNTS OF CHROMIUM DETECTED IN LAUPĀHOEHOE-KAPEHU SYSTEM

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Office of Health Care Assurance (OHCA) issued a Notice of Violation and Order (NOVO) to Emalyn Esteban, and or Emmy’s Care Home, LLC, for operating an unlicensed adult residential care home (ARCH) 94-382 Kaholo Street, Mililani, Hawaiʻi. Esteban formerly operated an ARCH at the Kaholo Street location until July ...
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HONOLULU – On June 3, 2024, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Kīlauea Volcano began erupting at the Southwest Rift Zone. The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) most recent report at 2:59 p.m. today said the eruption has paused; however, activity in this region remains dynamic and could change quickly. While the lava flow has ceased, areas of ...
Read More HAWAIʻI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ADVISES PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO KĪLAUEA ERUPTION

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) issued a red placard and immediately shut down Dragon Tea due to sewage overflow. The establishment is located at 1339 N. School St. Unit 104, Honolulu, HI 96817. The food establishment, operated by Dragon Tea LLC, received the red placard during a routine inspection on June 3, ...
Read More DOH ISSUES RED PLACARD TO DRAGON TEA IN HONOLULU

HONOLULU — Medicare loses an estimated $60 billion per year to false claims. Learn how to stay safe by joining Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Hawai‘i for Medicare Fraud Prevention Week, June 3-9. SMP Hawai‘i, a program of the Executive Office on Aging (EOA), is offering a free webinar via Zoom on Saturday, June 8 from ...
Read More EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING, SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL HAWAI‘I SPREAD AWARENESS FOR MEDICARE FRAUD PREVENTION WEEK

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) conditionally approved the Navy Closure Task Force – Red Hill (NCTF-RH) Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) Plan, which will be implemented during the cleaning and venting of the primary tanks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. DOH used its authority under its May 2022 Emergency Order ...
Read More DOH CONDITIONALLY APPROVES RED HILL AIR QUALITY MONITORING PLAN

Everyday Prevention Measures Can Slow the Spread HONOLULU — COVID-19 activity is on the rise, according to a new Respiratory Disease Activity dashboard released by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH).   The dashboard, developed by the DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD), provides an at-a-glance snapshot of current respiratory disease activity statewide, including ...
Read More NEW DOH RESPIRATORY DISEASE DASHBOARD SHOWS INCREASING COVID-19 ACTIVITY

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) Emergency Medical Services Injury Prevention Systems Branch has issued two Notices of Award to International Life Support, Inc., doing business as American Medical Response (AMR). The Notices of Award are the result of required competitive procurements. The DOH published two requests for proposals (RFPs) in April, ...
Read More DOH ISSUES NOTICE OF AWARD FOR AMBULANCE SERVICES

LĪHUʻE, HAWAIʻI — The Kaua‘i District Health Office (KDHO) will conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) survey to assess the emergency preparedness level of Kauaʻi households. “The responses will build upon prior CASPER surveys to assess household emergency preparedness and evacuation plans, as well as help us to understand household awareness ...
Read More KAUAʻI DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICE CONDUCTS CASPER SURVEY FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND CLIMATE CHANGE CONCERNS

Jet fuel not present in drinking water samples taken in February 2024 HONOLULU – An independent investigation by the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH), confirmed that no petroleum or jet fuel compounds were detected in 15 drinking water samples collected at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) and Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR)—12 from homes at JBPHH ...
Read More DOH Releases Findings of Independent Forensic Investigation of Navy Water System

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) Food and Drug Branch (FDB) is alerting residents to a recall by Sun Noodle for its S&S Cup Saimin frozen saimin products. Sun Noodle is implementing this voluntary recall because the ingredient label does not inform consumers that the recalled product may contain egg white powder, which is ...
Read More Department of Health issues a recall alert for Sun Noodle’s frozen S&S Cup Saimin due to an undeclared egg allergen

LĪHUʻE, HAWAIʻI — The Kaua‘i District Health Office (KDHO), in partnership with Kaua‘i County, will host Kaua‘i’s sixth Tropic Care event, offering free healthcare services to the community. Tropic Care is a mission of the armed forces Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program, designed to increase troop readiness while strengthening communities. Tropic Care clinics will return ...
Read More Kauaʻi District Health Office Hosts Free Healthcare Services with Return of Tropic Care Clinics

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Food Safety Branch issued Redfish Poke by Foodland a green placard and approved its reopening after a follow-up inspection on May 13, 2024 found all critical food safety violations were corrected. Redfish Poke by Foodland located at 2375 Ala Wai Blvd., had received a red placard on ...
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