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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) today released an assessment report prepared by the Navy’s contractor outlining major physical repairs and operational improvements needed to enable safe defueling of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. “This report describes extensive and critical repairs that are needed to safely defuel and decommission Red Hill,” ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released results of a health assessment survey conducted in January and February 2022 of individuals impacted by petroleum contamination in the Navy’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam drinking water system. Eighty-seven ...
Read More DOH, CDC/ATSDR Red Hill survey results assess health effects of contamination

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH)’s Food Safety Branch issued Golden Duck Restaurant a green placard and approved its reopening after a follow-up inspection found that all the critical food safety violations were corrected. Golden Duck Restaurant located at 1221 S. King St. in Honolulu, received a red placard on May 18 and was ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) joins Gov. David Y. Ige in proclaiming May 15-21 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Hawai‘i. Emergency Medical Services week recognizes Hawai‘i’s dedicated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) practitioners and professionals. “Every day across our state, EMS providers work with speed and expertise to save lives,” said Dr. ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health recognizes Emergency Medical Services Rising to the Challenge in Hawai‘i during EMS Week

Celebrate graduates safely

Posted on May 20, 2022 in COVID-19, Newsroom

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) salutes the Class of 2022. DOH recognizes the importance of graduations and what they mean to Hawai’i families. DOH encourages graduates and their families to celebrate safely. Here are tips to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while honoring our graduates. Celebrate outdoors Wear masks outdoors if ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s (DOH) Patricia Heu, MD, MPH, was recently awarded the Title V Lifetime Achievement Award from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau for her outstanding contributions in the field of maternal and child health over the past 40 years. This award recognizes ...
Read More Department of Health’s Patricia Heu receives federal lifetime achievement award for improving maternal & child health

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Assurance (OHCA) revoked the operating certificate for a Community Care Foster Family Home operated by Herbert Sales at 94-1112 Lumikula Street in Waipahu. Mr. Sales was ordered to immediately transfer or discharge all clients from the foster family home, cease operating, and pay an ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is adopting guidance from the CDC recommending boosters for children ages 5 through 11 and strengthening booster recommendations for others. Children ages 5 through 11 are encouraged to receive a COVID-19 booster shot five months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination. “It’s exciting that children 5 to 11 ...
Read More Keiki ages 5-11 eligible for COVID-19 boosters, Second booster shots recommended for 50+ and immunocompromised

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.  DOH released a series of maps showing the effects on regional groundwater of ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) issued a red placard and shut down Golden Duck Restaurant located at 1221 S. King St. in Honolulu. The food establishment, operated by Wong and Fu, LLC received the red placard on May 18 and must remain closed until DOH conducts a follow up inspection and all violations ...
Read More DOH issues red placard to Golden Duck Chinese Restaurant in Honolulu

LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Food Safety Branch issued a red placard and shut down China Bowl Asian Cuisine Restaurant, located at 2580 Kekaa Dr, #116, Lahaina on Maui. The food establishment, operated by Tay Asian Cuisine, Inc., received the red placard on May 17 and must remain closed until DOH conducts ...
Read More DOH issues red placard to China Bowl Asian Cuisine Restaurant in Lahaina

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 ...
Read More Tropic Care to return to Kauaʻi June 13-20, 2022

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