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DOH Receives $3.3 Million For Infectious Disease Response Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOH Receives $3.3 Million For Infectious Disease Response

The funds will help bolster testing, contact tracing and COVID-19 surveillance.

Children’s Mental Health Program Receives Federal Funding Boost Courtesy: Keala Foundation

Children’s Mental Health Program Receives Federal Funding Boost

Prior to the pandemic, Hawaii youth have been shown to be at relatively higher risk for mental health and substance use challenges compared to their mainland peers.
Hawaii State Hospital COVID-19 Cluster Grows Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii State Hospital COVID-19 Cluster Grows

Twenty people, half of whom are construction workers, have tested positive for COVID-19 at the forensic hospital campus.

Kona Community Hospital Reports COVID-19 Case Flickr.com

Kona Community Hospital Reports COVID-19 Case

An employee was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Survey: A Majority Of Hawaii Residents Support Coronavirus Restrictions Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Survey: A Majority Of Hawaii Residents Support Coronavirus Restrictions

People in Hawaii think closing down vacation rentals and schools makes sense in the event of a serious surge, but don’t want restrictions on beach access and doctor visits.

Hawaii Records 3 More COVID-19 Deaths Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Records 3 More COVID-19 Deaths

The state logged 86 new cases over the weekend as officials linked clusters associated with two gyms and a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant training.

Hawaii COVID-19 Forecast Tool Launched HIPAM

Hawaii COVID-19 Forecast Tool Launched

A new online tool gives a 14-day prediction about how many cases, hospitalizations and fatalities Hawaii is facing.

Plans For Increasing COVID-19 Testing At Care Homes On Hold Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Plans For Increasing COVID-19 Testing At Care Homes On Hold

A shortage of testing supplies at private labs is forcing the state department of health to shift gears and be more strategic in its testing plan, health officials said.

9 COVID-19 Cases Found At Hawaii State Hospital Cory Lum/Civil Beat

9 COVID-19 Cases Found At Hawaii State Hospital

Construction was halted for a week and diagnostic testing is ongoing.