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Hawaii Labs Face Shortage Of COVID-19 Testing Supplies Diagnostic Laboratory Services

Hawaii Labs Face Shortage Of COVID-19 Testing Supplies

A national supplier has reduced its shipments to Hawaii as it shifts focus to helping laboratories in states with more severe coronavirus outbreaks.

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.