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LIHUE – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health Kauaʻi District Health Office, in partnership with the County of Kauaʻi, will host the fifth Medical Innovative Readiness Training mission, also known as Tropic Care. Tropic Care will return to Kauaʻi on June 13, 2022 and will operate at several sites through June 20. 2022. The eight-day event ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) was informed today that the U.S. Navy waived its right to a contested case hearing in Docket No. 22-UST-EA-01, regarding the defueling and closure of the 20 underground storage tanks, surge tanks, and associated piping at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. “The Navy’s decision means ...
Read More Navy waives right to contest DOH Red Hill Emergency Order

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) confirmed an additional case of Legionnaires’ disease in a guest who stayed at The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations located in Waikiki. The fourth case was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease on April 26. The individual is a non-Hawaii resident who stayed at the Grand Islander from April 16-18, ...
Read More DOH continues investigation following confirmation of additional Hilton Grand Islander Legionnaires’ case

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) today issued an Emergency Order, Docket No. 22-UST-EA-01, regarding the defueling and closure of the 20 underground storage tanks, surge tanks, and associated piping at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The Emergency Order requires the Navy to provide a plan and schedule on the defueling and closure ...
Read More New Red Hill emergency order sets expectations for safe defueling and closure of Red Hill

HONOLULU – As part of its responsibility to protect public health and the environment, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) provides biweekly status reports on matters concerning the defueling, monitoring, and remediation of the U.S. Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility.   The Department of the Navy has withdrawn its pending permit application for ...
Read More DOH Red Hill Status Report #2

HONOLULU – May is celebrated as National Children’s Mental Health Month. The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) and the Children’s Mental Health Acceptance (CMHA) Planning Group encourage Hawaiʻi residents to foster acceptance and support access to mental health services for keiki. “The Surgeon General issued an advisory in December 2021 highlighting the youth mental health ...
Read More Department of Health encourages move from awareness to acceptance for National Children’s Mental Health Month

HONOLULU – Hawaiʻi residents who are turning 65 and “graduating” to Medicare are invited to free seminars hosted by the Hawai‘i State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) on May 9 and May 27. SHIP is offering virtual presentations to help newly eligible people and to welcome potential volunteers and partners that assist Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare ...
Read More Hawai‘i State Executive Office on Aging offers assistance to those becoming eligible for Medicare

HONOLULU – Deputy Director of Environmental Health Kathleen Ho released the following statement on the Navy’s dismissal of its appeals of the Hawaiʻi Department of Health Emergency Order on Red Hill: “The Navy dropping its appeals is a step forward in protecting the people of Hawaiʻi and our environment. While today’s announcement is good news, ...
Read More DOH Statement on Navy’s Dismissal of Red Hill Appeals

HONOLULU – As part of its responsibility to protect public health and the environment for all people in Hawai‘i, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) provides biweekly status reports on matters concerning the defueling, monitoring, and remediation of the U.S. Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility.   This update focuses on the Navy’s federal ...
Read More DOH Red Hill Status Report #1

LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Food Safety Branch issued Fu Lin Chinese Restaurant a green placard and approved its reopening after a follow-up inspection found that all the critical food safety violations were corrected. Fu Lin Chinese Restaurant, located at 1312 Front Street, received a red placard on April 4, 2022 and ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health approves reopening of Fu Lin Chinese Restaurant in Lahaina

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has opened the Hawaiʻi State Hospital New Patient Facility. Approximately 30 patients moved to the New Patient Facility today. Patients and staff will continue to move to the new facility in a phased approach throughout April and May. “This is a day that we’ve been looking forward ...
Read More DOH Opens Hawaiʻi State Hospital New Patient Facility

LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Food Safety Branch issued a red “closed” placard and immediately shut down Fu Lin Chinese Restaurant, located at 1312 Front St. in Lahaina. The food establishment, operated by AL & JL, LLC received the red placard on April 4, 2022 and must remain closed until the health ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health issues red placard to Fu Lin Chinese Restaurant in Lahaina

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) is resuming full in-person vital records requests on Oʻahu. Throughout the pandemic, DOH processed birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates received online, by mail, and with limited in-person capacity. Beginning today, DOH’s Vital Records Office will be open for in-person services Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Appointment ...
Read More DOH vital records offices resume full in-person services

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) was notified this afternoon of a release of approximately 30 gallons of a fuel and water mixture from a maintenance line connected to Tank 15 at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The U.S. Navy reported the release occurred during a maintenance activity. The fuel and ...
Read More DOH investigating Red Hill release of fuel and water mixture

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is adopting the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding COVID-19 booster shots. Effective immediately, people who received their first booster shot at least four months ago may receive a second booster shot of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) if: ...
Read More Additional booster shots available

HONOLULU – Today, in observance of World Tuberculosis Day, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Tuberculosis Control Branch reminds Hawai‘i residents that resources are available to test, diagnose, and treat this disease. “Although tuberculosis is curable, 1.5 million people worldwide die from this disease every year with little sign of abatement,” said Dr. Genevieve S. ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health Raises Awareness on World Tuberculosis Day

WAILUKU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to Maui Wellness Group, LLC dba Maui Grown Therapies (MGT) that authorizes the company to open its third retail store. The retail store will be located in Pukalani at 7 Aewa Place, Unit 3 in Makawao and expects to begin sales ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health approves third medical cannabis retail dispensary for Maui Grown Therapies

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease in guests who stayed at The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations located in Waikiki. DOH is aware of two confirmed cases of non-Hawaiʻi residents diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease following a stay at The Grand Islander. The first case was ...
Read More DOH investigating cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) recently launched a new public service announcement campaign to encourage adults 45-75 years old to get screened for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, is the second leading cancer killer in Hawai‘i. According to the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center’s Hawai‘i Tumor Registry, approximately ...
Read More DOH launches “Get Screened Hawai‘i” campaign to encourage colon cancer screening for adults age 45-75

HONOLULU- The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) today amended its health advisory for Zones C1, C2, C3, and D3 of the Navy water system. All Navy water system users in Zones C1, C2, C3, and D3 may now use water for all purposes, including drinking, cooking, and oral hygiene. This includes consumption by pets. ...
Read More DOH declares four Navy drinking water distribution system zones safe

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