<span style="color: #ffffff; background-color: #003366;"><strong>Central Pacific Hurricane Season<strong><span style="color: #ffffff; background-color: #003366;">

Central Pacific Hurricane Season

From June 1 to November 30, but these tropical cyclones can happen any time.

<strong>Protect Your Family<strong>

Protect Your Family

Prepare NOW: Make a plan. Build a Kit. Stay Informed.

<strong>What to know about COVID-19<strong>

What to know about COVID-19

Current guidance from the state and the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH).

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has a mission to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawaii, and the Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP) plays a key role. OPHP’s efforts prevent, plan, mitigate, respond, and recover from natural and human-caused public health emergencies and threats, and works with the community to help the public prepare.

OPHP prepares for natural or humanmade disasters, emerging infectious diseases, disease epidemics and pandemics, terrorism and accidents that impact human health (e.g., bioterrorism, chemical emergencies, radiological emergencies, and nuclear attack), and other public health emergencies. Preparation and response to the COVID-19 pandemic is one example of such activities.

Funded by a Hospital Preparedness Program-Public Health Emergency Preparedness cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), OPHP is responsible for coordinating the Department of Health’s (DOH) emergency preparedness activities and facilitating DOH’s roles and responsibilities to protect the public’s health and safety in the event of an emergency or disaster, including a major role in DOH’s COVID-19 response.

OPHP also coordinates Hawaii’s smallpox vaccination program, administers the Strategic National Stockpile for distribution of emergency pharmaceuticals in case of public health emergencies, and collaborates with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management (HHEM), county/city emergency management and civil defense agencies, and other related stakeholders in developing and implementing state and local response plans for bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.

COVID-19

  • Prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its impact on our communities, click HERE.
  • How has the pandemic affected Hawaii? Visit the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 websites, click HERE and HERE.
  • COVID-19 FAQs (frequently asked questions) from the Hawaii DOH, click HERE. | Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) website.
  • COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters FAQs, click HERE | Hawaii DOH COVID-19 page (hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine) | CDC website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html).
  • Volunteer with the Hawaii Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) to help your community during disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies, click HERENo medical experience required. 
  • Multilingual COVID-19 resources, click HERE.