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CDC report highlights Hawaiʻi effort to address COVID-19 health disparities through improving dataPosted on September 16, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – A new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report authored by Hawaiʻi researchers demonstrates the value of separating public health data in order to identify and address racial disparities. Data collected by the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) revealed racial disparities in COVID-19 infections and death. Race and ethnicity can serve as […]
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Free COVID Testing Available at Four New Oʻahu SitesPosted on September 16, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has added four new COVID-19 testing locations on Oʻahu. Testing is available at: ElixRX Pharmacy Kailua on Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Kaiser Permanente Nanaikeola Clinic Parking on Sundays and Mondays from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. Mililani Recreational Center 6 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays […]
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Hawai‘i Department of Health issues second red placard to Doner Shack for non-payment of $3000 fine and permit renewal feesPosted on September 15, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) Food Safety Branch has issued a Cease and Desist Order and a red “closed” placard to Doner Shack at 79 South Pauahi Street in Honolulu for failing to renew its state permit and failing to pay a $3,000 judgement, from a contested hearing case, against the establishment’s […]
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New DOH Reports Underscore Toll of Delta VariantPosted on September 2, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – Two new Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) reports illustrate how the highly transmissible delta variant is sweeping across the state. “These reports reinforce what we know about the alarming increase in cases across Hawai‘i. Delta is different—it is twice as transmissible as other variants,” said Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char, FACEP. “COVID-19 vaccines […]
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Hawaiʻi Surpasses 10,000 Active COVID-19 CasesPosted on August 29, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reports the state has surpassed 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past 14-days and a record high one-day case count today. 10,817 cases were documented in the last 14 days, including 1,678 today. The 10,817 infections reported in the past 14 days are considered a proxy number for active cases. “This tidal wave […]
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DOH Expands West Oʻahu Testing & Vaccination EventsPosted on August 26, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) is expanding West Oʻahu testing and vaccination efforts in response to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in this community. “We recognize that for many, historic inequities, misinformation and insufficient access to care have contributed to a lack of confidence in COVID-19 vaccines,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah […]
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DOH Statement on the Pono Coalition for Informed ConsentPosted on August 26, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – Hawaiʻi Department of Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char, FACEP released the following statement on the Pono Coalition for Informed Consent: “This week, COVID-19 took the lives of 19 Hawaiʻi residents. Over 9,000 of our family, friends, and neighbors are sick with COVID. The tragedy of this spike in cases is that by and […]
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DOH recommends additional mRNA vaccine dose for immunocompromised individualsPosted on August 19, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) issued a medical advisory recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial two doses. The additional dose should be given at least 28 days after a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 […]
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Hawai‘i to receive more than 500 healthcare surge staff workers for hospitals statewidePosted on August 18, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
Hawai‘i Department of Health, Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency and Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i tap into Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Funding   HONOLULU — More than 500 experienced healthcare professionals from out of state will be deployed to 19 hospitals statewide in the coming weeks with funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Hawai‘i […]
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New DOH program expands free COVID-19 testingPosted on August 18, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
Testing available at 7 neighbor island sites; Expected to expand to O‘ahu HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) is expanding its network of free COVID-19 community testing through a partnership with the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii Consortium and independent pharmacies across the state. The program is rolling out at locations on Hawaiʻi […]
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Free COVID-19 testing returning to Ewa Beach SaturdayPosted on August 13, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 rapid testing at Ilima Elementary School on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Test results will be available within 15 minutes. Wait times may be a minimum of 30 minutes, so please plan accordingly. Please bring a government photo ID […]
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DOH stands up free COVID-19 testing at Aloha StadiumPosted on August 12, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
Testing available Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays through Aug. 31 HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 testing at Aloha Stadium four days a week through Aug. 31. Testing will begin on Saturday, Aug. 14, and is being offered in partnership with the Honolulu Fire Department and the Hawaiʻi National […]
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Department of Health to offer free COVID testing at Kapolei High SchoolPosted on August 10, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 rapid testing at Kapolei High School three more times in August. Free testing will be available on the following dates. • Wednesday, Aug. 11, 3 – 6 p.m.• Monday, Aug. 16, 3 – 6 p.m.• Wednesday, Aug. 18, 3 – 6 p.m. Test […]
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Patrons of Tahiti Nui restaurant on Kaua‘i urged to test after COVID-19 exposurePosted on August 9, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
LIHUE – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has identified a COVID-19 cluster of cases associated with Tahiti Nui restaurant in Hanalei on Kaua‘i. The cluster is under investigation and to date consists of seven confirmed cases of individuals, including both restaurant workers and diners. Anyone who visited the Tahiti Nui restaurant from Friday, July […]
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COVID-19 Exposures Warrant Caution on KauaʻiPosted on August 5, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
LIHUE – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) is issuing guidance to individuals who participated in Lihue Missionary Church youth excursions on July 25 and 31. These individuals may have been exposed to confirmed cases of COVID-19. The highest risk individuals are those who rode in a van for a Lihue Missionary Church youth excursion […]
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Free COVID testing returns to Wahiawa FridayPosted on August 5, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 rapid testing at Kamalani Academy in Wahiawa Friday, August 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Test results will be available within 15 minutes. Please bring a government photo ID and wear a mask. Request an appointment by email to [email protected] Walk-ins will […]
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Partnerships Increase Availability of Free COVID-19 Testing for Hawaii ResidentsPosted on August 3, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) is increasing awareness of free COVID-19 testing sites available across the state. “Testing is a key mitigation measure, especially as we continue to see widespread community transmission,” said Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char. “We encourage individuals exhibiting COVID symptoms and individuals who have been exposed to an […]
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Free COVID-19 Testing Available in Ewa Beach SaturdayPosted on July 30, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 rapid testing at Ilima Elementary School Saturday, July 31 from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 PM. Test results will be available within 15 minutes. Please bring a government photo ID and wear a mask. Request an appointment by email to [email protected] Walk-ins will also be […]
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Free COVID-19 testing returns to Lanakila Health CenterPosted on July 29, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 rapid testing at the Lanakila Health Center Friday, July 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Test results will be available within 15 minutes. Please bring a government photo ID and wear a mask. Request an appointment by email to [email protected] Walk-ins will […]
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COVID-19 Guidance for Schools Recommends Layered Approach to Return to In-Person LearningPosted on July 27, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) released updated COVID-19 Guidance for Schools that includes four core essential strategies and additional mitigation practices to facilitate the return to in-person learning in the 2021-2022 school year. “This update comes at a time when we are emphasizing the return to in-person learning for K-12 schools,” said […]
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Department of Health highlights youth-focused empowerment resources with public awareness campaignPosted on July 26, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
Local comedian, influencer Tumua Tuinei lends his brand of comedy HONOLULU – The adolescent years are an important time as youth transition to adulthood, making it critical to promote life-long physical, mental, social, and emotional health. The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) recently launched a public awareness campaign to highlight TeenLink Hawaii, a youth empowerment, […]
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Department of Health to bring health/digital navigators and telehealth support services to underserved communitiesPosted on July 26, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) has partnered with the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System and the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to bring COVID-19 health and digital navigators and telehealth services to 15 libraries in underserved and rural areas statewide. The $3.7 million project […]
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Free COVID testing comes to WahiawaPosted on July 15, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health (DOH) will offer free COVID-19 rapid testing at the Wahiawa Civic Center three times in July. Tests will be offered Saturday, July 17 and Saturday, July 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Tuesday, July 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “Variants and increased social interaction […]
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New data provides a more accurate picture of vaccinations in Hawai‘iPosted on July 6, 2021 in COVID-19, Newsroom
Vaccination rates by county and age now include federal doses HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s COVID-19 data are more detailed thanks to statistical information on federal program vaccine recipients. Beginning today the Department of Health’s Disease Outbreak Control Division data dashboard reflects new data provided by federal agencies. This includes new information on […]
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