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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) issued a red placard and immediately shut down House of Dragon Chop Suey, located at 850 Kamehameha Hwy. in Pearl City due to a rodent infestation. The food establishment, operated by Yueh Lum, received the red placard on August 10 and must remain closed until DOH conducts ...
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LIHUE – The Department of Health’s (DOH) Kaua‘i District Health Office released the preliminary report of its July Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) survey to assess the community’s perception of Kauaʻi’s COVID-19 response efforts and current emergency preparedness level.  “The results of this survey show us that Kaua‘i residents continue to feel ...
Read More Kaua‘i District Health Office survey finds majority remain concerned about COVID-19

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) is reporting four additional monkeypox cases in Hawaiʻi and expanding JYNNEOS vaccination eligibility for prevention of monkeypox. “As more vaccine doses become available, we are expanding vaccine eligibility to communities that have been disproportionately impacted by this outbreak and individuals who are at risk for severe illness,” ...
Read More DOH expands monkeypox vaccination eligibility, reports four additional cases

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health announces scheduling opportunities for the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Novavax. Novavax is a two-dose primary series vaccine for individuals 18 and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends administering the second dose three to eight weeks after the first. Novavax is a protein subunit vaccine. It ...
Read More Novavax COVID-19 vaccine available in Hawai‘i

LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH)’s Food Safety Branch issued Lahaina Fish Company a green placard and approved its reopening after a follow-up inspection found that all critical food safety violations were corrected. Lahaina Fish Company located at 831 Front Street, Lahaina, had received a red placard on July 26, and was immediately ...
Read More DOH approves reopening of Lahaina Fish Company

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has identified one additional case of monkeypox. This brings the total number of cases in Hawaiʻi since June 3 to twelve. The individual is a Maui resident whose case is associated with travel outside of Hawaiʻi. “The risk to most Hawaiʻi residents remains low, but action now ...
Read More DOH reports monkeypox case in Maui County

LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) issued a red placard and immediately shut down Lahaina Fish Company, located at 831 Front St., Lahaina on Maui due to a cockroach infestation. The food establishment, operated by Lahaina Seafood Company Inc., received the red placard on July 26 and must remain closed until DOH conducts ...
Read More DOH issues red placard to Lahaina Fish Company in Lahaina due to cockroach infestation

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) disapproved the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility defueling plan, citing a lack of detail.  This determination is consistent with the DOD’s own assessment that “it will not receive DOH approval of this defueling plan until it is able to provide this ...
Read More DOH disapproves DOD’s Red Hill defueling plan

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) will open monkeypox vaccination appointments to Hawaiʻi residents at higher risk of monkeypox infection or severe illness this week. Beginning on Wednesday, July 27, Hawaiʻi residents 18 and older currently eligible for a JYNNEOS vaccine, which is used to prevent monkeypox, will include: Individuals who have had ...
Read More Monkeypox vaccine distribution focuses limited supply on those at highest risk of infection

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has identified three additional cases of monkeypox. This brings the total number of cases in Hawaiʻi to eleven. Two individuals are Oʻahu residents. DOH established a connection to a previously reported case for one Oʻahu resident. Connections to previously reported cases are under investigation for the second ...
Read More DOH reports three additional monkeypox cases

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) and Windward Community College (WCC) recognized two graduates of a new certificate program to grow Hawaiʻi’s mental healthcare workforce. Cristine Lucas, who works at the Hawaiʻi State Hospital, and Jacqueline Turner, who works for the State Operated Special Residential Programs (SOSRP), both completed the Mental Health Technician ...
Read More DOH, WCC honor first graduates of mental health technician certificate program

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Assurance (OHCA) and the Department of the Attorney General executed a search warrant at a suspected unlicensed adult residential care home in Pearl City. “We will continue aggressive enforcement to ensure that all Hawaiʻi residents receive safe, dignified care,” said Keith Ridley, OHCA chief. ...
Read More DOH, AG investigators execute search warrant at suspected unlicensed care home

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has identified two additional cases of monkeypox. This brings the total number of cases to eight. One individual is a Hawaiʻi Island resident with a history of travel to the mainland. The second newly reported case is an Oʻahu resident. Connections to previously reported cases are under ...
Read More DOH reports two additional monkeypox cases

HONOLULU – On Saturday, July 16, Hawaiʻi will adopt the national 988-dialing code for direct access to mental health and substance use crisis resources. The new three-digit number is expected to increase access to the Hawaiʻi Department of Health’s (DOH) Hawaiʻi CARES crisis helpline for crisis services, mental and emotional health support, and substance abuse ...
Read More 988 launch will expand access to mental health, substance use crisis services

LIHUE – The Department of Health’s (DOH) Kaua‘i District Health Office will conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) survey to assess the community’s perception of Kauaʻi’s COVID-19 response efforts and current emergency preparedness level.  “The responses will help us understand the community’s perception of our COVID-19 response efforts over the past ...
Read More Kaua‘i District Health Office to conduct survey to assess COVID-19 response efforts & emergency preparedness

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has received 357 doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine, which is used to prevent monkeypox. DOH received its allocation from the Strategic National Stockpile and will continue to receive allocations as supply becomes available. The federal government expects more than 1.6 million doses to be made available nationwide ...
Read More Hawaii receives 357 monkeypox vaccine doses in first of several allocations

Clarification: Please use below updated quote from Deputy Director Ho: “We are releasing these documents in the interest of transparency,” said Deputy Director of Environmental Health Kathleen Ho. “Red Hill needs to be shut down as quickly as possible and we fully expect that the Navy will marshal all possible available resources to defuel and ...
Read More DOH releases Red Hill defueling plan, command investigation

HONOLULU – As part of its responsibility to protect public health and the environment, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) provides status reports on matters concerning the defueling, monitoring, and remediation of the U.S. Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility.  In accordance with its Emergency Order, DOH is preparing to receive the Navy’s Red ...
Read More DOH Red Hill Status Report #4

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is adopting the CDC recommendation that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as an option for children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years. The COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech is already available for people in this age group. “Vaccine eligibility is now simple and easy to understand. ...
Read More Moderna vaccine now an option for children ages 6-17

CORRECTION: The two individuals have not been charged yet. One individual was arrested on two counts of Promoting a Harmful Drug in the second degree and two counts of Promoting a Detrimental Drug in the second degree. The second individual was arrested on one count of Promoting a Harmful Drug in the second degree. They were ...
Read More DOH, PSD conduct coordinated operations to execute search warrants, embargo products at Pinky’s Hempire

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