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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 ...
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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

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has identified one additional probable case of monkeypox in an Oʻahu resident. This brings the total number of cases in Hawaiʻi to five confirmed and one probable. DOH has also identified connections between all six people. “Vaccination and treatments are available, and we encourage anyone with monkeypox ...
Read More DOH reports one additional probable monkeypox case

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) and the Hawai‘i Fall Prevention Consortium are launching a statewide campaign to reduce kupuna fall injuries. The campaign runs through July 17 and features new public service announcements, tai chi classes, a tai chi instructor workshop, medication reviews for seniors, “Fall Proof” workshops, and community presentations ...
Read More Statewide fall prevention awareness campaign begins to reduce kupuna fall injuries

Parents encouraged to explore vaccination opportunities HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is excited to announce long awaited COVID-19 vaccines for keiki under the age of five will soon be available. DOH is authorizing enrolled COVID-19 vaccination providers to administer the vaccines as soon as they become available. DOH is expecting delivery of ...
Read More Children under five eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) joined child health advocates as Governor David Y. Ige signed HB 986 and HB 987, two bills to expand and improve keiki hearing and vision screening. “We know that early childhood development establishes the foundation for our keiki to succeed in school and in life,” said Deputy ...
Read More DOH applauds enactment of measures to improve keiki hearing & vision screening

HONOLULU – Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) Public Health Nurses will provide hurricane preparedness information at Longs Drugs locations across the state June 20 through July 21. They will also advise shoppers on how to get their households ready for hurricanes and other natural disasters. “We want our residents to prepare for natural disasters and ...
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Available now through Aug. 3 HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi State Council on Developmental Disabilities opened a statewide survey to learn the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The survey can be filled in online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HSCDDsurvey. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. It is confidential and requires no identifying information ...
Read More Survey to learn the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Hawai‘i

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has identified two additional probable case of monkeypox in Oʻahu residents. This brings the total number of cases in Hawaiʻi to two confirmed and three probable. DOH has also identified connections between all five people. “The risk to most Hawaiʻi residents remains low,” said Deputy State Epidemiologist ...
Read More DOH reports two additional probable monkeypox cases

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has identified an additional probable case of monkeypox in a Hawaiʻi resident. The individual is an adult Oʻahu resident who attended a social gathering. The individual did not travel off-island. The individual presented with symptoms consistent with monkeypox. Testing completed by the State Laboratories Division detected orthopoxvirus—monkeypox ...
Read More DOH identifies third probable monkeypox case

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has identified one additional probable case of monkeypox in a Hawaiʻi resident. The individual is an adult Oʻahu resident who had close contact with the first probable case. The individual presented with symptoms consistent with monkeypox. Testing completed by the State Laboratories Division detected orthopoxvirus—monkeypox is a ...
Read More DOH identifies second probable monkeypox case

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) received a Notice of Cessation from the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory for its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The permit authorized discharges of storm water associated with Thirty Meter Telescope construction activities. Since TMT filed a Notice of Cessation, it will not be ...
Read More Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory files Notice of Cessation for NPDES permit

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has identified one probable case of monkeypox in a Hawaiʻi resident. The individual is an adult Oʻahu resident and is currently hospitalized in stable condition. The individual presented with symptoms consistent with monkeypox and recently traveled to an area with confirmed cases. Testing completed by the State ...
Read More DOH identifies probable monkeypox case

KAILUA-KONA– The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Food Safety Branch issued Sumo Deli a green placard and approved its reopening after a follow up inspection found that all the critical food safety violations were corrected.   Sumo Deli, located 75-5595 Palani Road, AI, in Kailua-Kona, had received the red placard on May 26 and was ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) cited Marine Corps Base Hawaii for unauthorized wastewater discharge from its Kaneohe Bay Water Reclamation Facility. The Marine Corps was ordered to pay a $240,250.00 penalty and take corrective action to upgrade its wastewater treatment system. “The Marine Corps’ actions demonstrate a disregard for protecting our precious ...
Read More DOH issues Notice of Violation, 0,000 fine to Marine Corps Base Hawaii for unauthorized wastewater discharge

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a fifth case of Legionnaires’ disease in a guest who stayed at The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations located in Waikiki. The fifth case was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease on May 23. The individual is a non-Hawaii resident whose stay at the Grand Islander began on April ...
Read More DOH confirms fifth Legionnaires’ case following stay at Hilton Grand Islander

The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Food Safety Branch issued a red placard and immediately shut down Sumo Deli, located at 75-5595 Palani Road A1, Kailua-Kona on Hawai‘i Island. The food establishment, operated by Sumo Deli, INC., received the red placard on May 26 and must remain closed until DOH conducts a follow up inspection ...
Read More DOH issues red placard to Sumo Deli in Kailua-Kona

WAILUKU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) issued a formal notice that authorizes Pono Life Sciences Maui, LLC dba PONO LIFE MAUI to open its second medical cannabis retail dispensary on Maui. The new dispensary is located at 115 N. Market Street in Wailuku. Sales are expected to begin on May 28. The ...
Read More DOH approves second medical cannabis retail dispensary for PONO LIFE MAUI

LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Food Safety Branch issued China Bowl Asian Cuisine Restaurant a green placard and approved its reopening after a follow up inspection found that all the critical food safety violations were corrected. China Bowl Asian Cuisine Restaurant located at 2580 Kekaa Dr., #116 had received the red placard ...
Read More DOH approves reopening of China Bowl Asian Cuisine Restaurant in Lahaina