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Hawaii Lawmakers Won’t Give Health Director Broad COVID-19 Screening Powers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Won’t Give Health Director Broad COVID-19 Screening Powers

A controversial bill that outlined a state health department screening response during public health emergencies has died at the state Capitol.

Spike In Covid-19 Cases Is A ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Residents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Spike In Covid-19 Cases Is A ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Residents

State officials reported 41 new cases on Tuesday, the highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic.

Does Hawaii Have A Grip On COVID-19? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Does Hawaii Have A Grip On COVID-19?

Health officials are expressing concern over a recent spike in cases, but say Hawaii has the capacity it needs to scale back the travel quarantine.

Another Resident Of Hawaii’s Largest Nursing Facility Contracts COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Another Resident Of Hawaii’s Largest Nursing Facility Contracts COVID-19

A dozen residents of Hale Nani have been infected so far, along with six staff members.

Lots Of Questions Surround Hawaii’s Pre-Travel Testing Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lots Of Questions Surround Hawaii’s Pre-Travel Testing Program

The proposal requires travelers get a COVID-19 test before departure to Hawaii to bypass quarantine, creating concerns about who would provide the testing.

Hawaii Sues E-Cig Giants Juul and Altria Flickr: Vaping360

Hawaii Sues E-Cig Giants Juul and Altria

The complaint alleges that JUUL, Altria, and their leaders engaged in unfair and deceptive practices.

COVID-19 Quarantine Facility Links Homeless To Range Of Services Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Quarantine Facility Links Homeless To Range Of Services

A new study says a similar approach could save the state money by providing a place where the homeless, the mentally ill and others can get help without going to the ER.

DOH Receives Federal Emergency Funds Nick Grube/Civil Beat

DOH Receives Federal Emergency Funds

The money will fund state response to public health threats such as infectious diseases, natural disasters and biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological events.

Another Round Of COVID-19 Testing Finds Another Case At Hale Nani Courtesy Scott Miscovich

Another Round Of COVID-19 Testing Finds Another Case At Hale Nani

The string of cases related to Oahu’s largest nursing facility totals 16.