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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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WHAT:                        Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Declares Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zones A3 and D2 Safe; Health Advisory Amended; Residents Allowed to Drink Tap Water WHERE:                     Zone A3, Iroquois Point Click here to view the completed checklist that supports DOH’s health advisory amendment for Zone A3. Zone D2, Hickam, Hale Na Koa, ...
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WHAT:                                Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Declares Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zones F1, F2, H2, and H3 Safe; Health Advisory Amended; Residents Allowed to Drink Tap Water WHERE:                            Zone F1, NEX, Moanalua Terrace Click here to view the completed checklist that supports DOH’s health advisory amendment for Zone F1. Zone F2, Catlin ...
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LIHUE –The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is expanding printing of vital records to Kaua‘i. Birth certificates and marriage certificates for Kauaʻi residents can now be issued at the Kauaʻi District Health Office. Once printed and embossed with a security seal, these records become legal documents that can be used to obtain government-issued IDs such ...
Read More DOH expands birth certificate & marriage certificate printing to Kauaʻi

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is transitioning from daily to weekly COVID-19 data reporting effective immediately. Case counts and vaccination updates will be published on the DOH COVID-19 dashboard every Wednesday beginning March 16. “Our decisions have always been based on trends, not single day counts. There is greater focus now on ...
Read More State moves to weekly COVID data reporting

WHAT:                                Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Declares Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zones D4 & E1 Safe; Health Advisory Amended; Residents Allowed to Drink Tap Water WHERE:                            Zone D4, Hawaii Air National Guard Click here to view the completed checklist that supports DOH’s health advisory amendment for Zone D4. Zone E1, Makalapa Click ...
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HONOLULU – In response to the decision announced today by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III to defuel and permanently close the US Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) issued the following statements. “We’re pleased with the Secretary of Defense’s decision to do the right thing for ...
Read More Statement on Department of Defense decision to defuel and permanently close Red Hill fuel storage facility

WHAT:                        Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Declares Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zones B1, G1, and H1 Safe; Health Advisory Amended; Residents Allowed to Drink Tap Water WHERE:                     Zone B1, McGrew, Halawa Click here to view the completed checklist that supports DOH’s health advisory amendment for Zone B1.                                     Zone G1, Camp ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) revised interim administrative rules for the medical cannabis licensing program went into effect on Feb. 24. The rules apply statewide and can be found at the DOH’s medical cannabis program website https://health.hawaii.gov/medicalcannabis/. The original interim rules were focused on implementing the medical cannabis dispensary law and ...
Read More Hawai‘i Department of Health revises Interim Administrative Rules for Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licensing Program

WHAT:                        Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Declares Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zones A2, D1, and Manana Housing Safe; Health Advisory Amended; Residents Allowed to Drink Tap Water WHERE:                     Zone A2, Ford Island Click here to view the completed checklist that supports DOH’s health advisory amendment for Zone A2.                                     Zone D1, ...
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