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HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) Developmental Disabilities Division Neurotrauma Program will kick off National Brain Injury Awareness Month with the “Rock It, Don’t Stock It” rally on March 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leeward Community College Concourse, located at 96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI 96782. The event is ...
Read More Brain Injury Awareness Month kicks off March 1 with the “Rock It, Don’t Stock It” rally at Leeward Community College

HONOLULU –  The Hawaiʻi State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) invites potential volunteers and partners to a virtual open house on Friday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpce2rpz0oEtb7UydMDVcQQ3uEbyY8w_wL Hawaiʻi SHIP is a federally funded, volunteer-based program administered by the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, Executive Office on Aging to provide Hawaiʻi ...
Read More Hawaiʻi SHIP hosts virtual open house for volunteers and partners to assist Hawaii’s Medicare beneficiaries

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) issued a Notice of Violation and Order (NOVO) to Paradise Beverages, Inc. for discharging pollutants into Waiawa Stream. In November 2021, DOH, the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation, the City and County of Honolulu, and members of the public documented disposal of expired beverages and vehicle maintenance pollutants. ...
Read More DOH issues Notice of Violation and Order, ,000 fine to Paradise Beverages for polluting Waiawa Stream

Health Advisory Amended for Red Hill Housing HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) today amended its health advisory for Zone I1 (Red Hill Housing) of the Navy water system. Residents in Zone I1 can use their water for all purposes. Click here to download a copy of the map Click here to ...
Read More DOH declares Navy drinking water distribution system Zone I1 safe

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) issued a Notice of Violation and Order (NOVO) to Maui Asphalt X-IV, LLC (Maui Asphalt) for discharging pollutants into state waters without a permit or pollution control practices. Maui Asphalt operates in Waimea, Kauaʻi. “Industrial pollution poses a threat to Hawaiʻi residents and our natural resources,” said ...
Read More DOH issues Notice of Violation and Order, 7,000 fine to Kauaʻi company for water pollution

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to proceed to retail for TCG Retro Market 1, LLC dba Cure Oahu after it passed its final onsite inspection for a second retail facility. Cure Oahu’s new retail location is in the Kapolei Village Center at 4850 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, ...
Read More DOH approves second medical cannabis retail dispensary for Cure Oahu

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) and Hawaii National Guard, is providing free COVID-19 testing at HPD’s Downtown Substation Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tests are conducted on a first come first serve basis. Appointments are not accepted. This location has the ...
Read More Free COVID testing available in Chinatown

HONOLULU – Deputy Director of Environmental Health Kathleen Ho released the following statement on the Navy’s appeal of the Hawaii Department of Health Emergency Order on Red Hill: “This appeal demonstrates that the Navy is unwilling to do what’s right to protect the people of Hawaii and its own service members. Despite the Navy claiming ...
Read More DOH statement on Navy appeal of Red Hill emergency order

New COVID-19 hotline

Posted on Feb 1, 2022 in COVID-19, Newsroom

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has a new hotline for people with questions about COVID-19. What should I do if I test positive? What should I do if I have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive? Who can get a booster shot? Those questions and more can be ...
Read More New COVID-19 hotline

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health and the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute launched a new public service announcement campaign to call attention to strategies used by tobacco companies that target children and youth. In Hawai‘i each year, the tobacco industry spends an estimated $24 million on marketing. These tactics are meant to lure curious ...
Read More DOH launches “Stronger Together: We See/They See” campaign

HONOLULU – Deputy Director of Environmental Health Kathleen Ho released the following statement upon learning of the Navy’s intent to appeal the Hawaii Department of Health Emergency Order on Red Hill: “We are very disappointed that the Navy continues to fight DOH’s emergency order to defuel the Red Hill tanks. The Navy committed to Congress ...
Read More DOH statement on Navy’s intent to appeal Red Hill emergency order

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) today authorized the Navy to begin discharging treated water from the Red Hill Shaft to remove contamination from the freshwater aquifer under the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The Navy plans to extract contaminated water from the Red Hill Shaft for treatment to remove fuel contamination ...
Read More DOH grants permit to Navy to remove fuel contamination from Red Hill Shaft

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has released updated data obtained from the Navy on groundwater monitoring around the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. Samples were collected between May 12, 2021 and January 3, 2022. The validated data indicates heightened levels of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) in both soil vapor and groundwater ...
Read More DOH releases updated Red Hill groundwater monitoring results

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has revised its reporting of the number of COVID-19 vaccination series completed and booster doses administered in Hawai‘i. The revisions are the result of a DOH review of vaccination reporting. Some booster doses administered to people who had received an initial Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been ...
Read More Revised data shows increase in boosters administered & decrease in vaccinations completed

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) will temporarily stop reporting specific data sets on Sunday, January 16 so its data collection and reporting system can continue to accurately process the thousands of positive tests recorded at laboratories daily. DOH systems have not been able to process the large volume of positive and negative ...
Read More Surging COVID-19 case counts & test volume force changes to data reporting and case investigation

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has released results from a U.S. Navy test in December that indicated a failure to meet DOH incident-specific criteria. Consequently, a second round of system flushing was conducted at Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zone H2, which is part of Aliamanu Military Reservation. The data was ...
Read More DOH releases validated result of December Aliamanu Military Reservation system flush

HONOLULU – All individuals affiliated with the U.S. Department of Defense are invited to participate in a survey to learn more about the experience of people who have been affected by the petroleum contamination in the U.S. Navy’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam drinking water system.  The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease ...
Read More DOH/CDC health survey expanded to include all Navy water system users

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has updated interim COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidance for K-12 schools. The updated guidance is closely aligned with new CDC guidance for schools. Isolation and quarantine times for students and staff who meet certain conditions have been reduced to 5 days. ISOLATION Students and staff who test ...
Read More DOH issues interim K-12 school guidance

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is adopting the most recent COVID-19 booster shot recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Effective immediately: DOH recommends a single Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) vaccine booster shot for everyone ages 12 – 17 who completed their primary vaccine series at least five months ago. ...
Read More Booster shot eligibility expands

HONOLULU – At the request of the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH), a public health team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will conduct a survey beginning January 4, 2022 to investigate the potential health impacts on the civilian population affected ...
Read More Survey of civilians affected by Navy water system contamination to begin Jan. 4

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