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General and Extra class ARRL Manuals

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

All,
Anyone interested in upgrading their ticket?  I have a couple of General Class manuals and one Extra manul available.  My cost $25.  Please let me know by email direct.  Thanks in advance.

Aloha,
de KH6WG


AH6ZZ Tom SK.

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

FYI, Tom, AH6ZZ, a long time ham is now SK.  We will miss him.

Aloha,
de KH6WG 



All:

Tom's wife called me yesterday to tell me that Tom had passed away on Saturday. Cause complications of advanced Parkinson's disease. No services, body to UH Medical School.

Tom was a wonderful person, well known as a dedicated 40 meter mobile operator on local HF nets while living and working in Honolulu.  Among other things, he was an early graduate of UH Hilo and a retired US Navy officer.

May he rest in peace.

73

Warren. KH6WM



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Im doing a TECH class on Zoom with about 6 students and it is going well. Unless you have a paid subscription, and I don't, it can only go 40 minutes and they cut it off. It is good software though.

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Actually, no.  It might just be an introduction to Zoom Meeting.  Haha.  Welfare check to see how everyone is holding up.

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Hawai‘i Department of Health Daily Update and Warning against Antimalaria Drugs for COVID-19

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Hi  All,

To stay informed about the number of current cases in Hawaii/your county, and other daily changes, please visit: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/

Please also see this recent HDOH notice warning the public NOT to use anti-malarial drugs against COVID-19.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

 

BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  20-024

March 28, 2020        


Hawai‘i Department of Health warns of

potential adverse effects of using antimalaria drugs

against COVID-19

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is warning everyone about the hazards and dangers of using non-approved drugs for COVID-19. Antimalarial drugs have been recently reported as possible treatments against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

While hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine prescription medications have been used for treatment of malaria and certain inflammatory conditions, the efficacy for COVID-19 are unproven and potentially dangerous. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no specific medicine to prevent or treat COVID-19 and a vaccine is not yet available.

“Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can cause severe cardiac toxicity, and in high doses over a long duration, can cause retinal damage and lead to permanent blindness,” said Dr. Alvin Bronstein, DOH Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch Chief. “Individuals using these medications without physician supervision run serious risks of side effects and potential overdoses. Other medications are being touted, but nothing has been proven to be effective and may even do more harm than good.”

On March 25, the American Association of Poison Control Centers issued a warning about the dangers of using hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus, stating “While chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine has demonstrated benefits for multiple chronic autoimmune and rheumatologic diseases, the benefit for treatment of COVID-19 has not been definitively established. It is critical that any use of these medications is coordinated with a treating physician with full understanding of the potential risks and benefits.” 

Hydroxychloroquine is used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus. Chloroquine has been demonstrated to be effective for malaria, lupus and chronic rheumatoid arthritis, but has significant side effects, including gastrointestinal distress and potential permanent vision damage.

If you or someone you know has taken chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine and are experiencing adverse reactions, call 911, the Hawai‘i Regional Poison Center (800-222-1222) or seek immediate medical care.

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COVID-19 Community Bulletin Issue #1

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Aloha Kakou,
 
The circumstances and impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on our residents and communities here in the Hawaiian Islands continue to change every day. Because of this, it’s vital that all of us at the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) continue to provide useful information to you and our entire Hawaii community in a timely manner, and in a clear, easily understood context.
 
Today, we bring you the first issue of our new weekly community bulletin created to keep you informed about topics the DOH is focused on, and what you can continue to do to help stop the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 in our state. Still interested in reading the DOH’s daily COVID-19 update as well? Visit the State of Hawaii’s new COVID-19 website at hawaiicovid19.com
 
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The Devil is in the Details
Inside the COVID-19 case investigation process with
State Epidemiological Specialist Myra Ching-Lee

Myra Ching-Lee

“Tracing the origins of a positive COVID-19 case is much like trying to solve a crime,” says Myra Ching-Lee, one of the Hawaii Department of Health’s (DOH) most experienced epidemiological specialists with more than 25 years on the job.

When the DOH Disease Investigation Branch team receives test results from private labs, the real work for its disease detectives begins, piecing together information about a patient’s case. We asked Ching-Lee to explain some of the tricky, difficult work involved in tracking down the vital details of a person who tests positive for COVID-19. Click here to get the full scoop.
COVID-19: So, Do I Need to Get Tested Right Now?
Here are three self-assessment questions to help you decide whether or not to seek testing for the COVID-19 virus.

Most people should be tested for COVID-19 just in case, right?
No. The bottom line is testing kits are in short supply in Hawaii and nationwide and should be saved for those who are severely ill and our population’s most vulnerable groups: 
  • Kupuna experiencing symptoms, especially those living in group settings
  • Individuals with other illnesses and weaker immune systems who are experiencing symptoms
  • First responders and frontline healthcare workers experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
I’m in one of these three groups with COVID-19 symptoms. Should I be tested?
Perhaps. But before you go for a test, consult with your primary care provider who will determine whether you really need to be tested for COVID-19 or other respiratory infections, such as the flu.

I’m in one of the three groups, symptomatic and don’t have a primary care provider. What should I do?
Contact an urgent care clinic or community health center in your area for an assessment. Drive-thru screening sites have also opened recently in Kaneohe and Honolulu on Oahu, Old Kona Airport Park on the island of Hawaii, and at the War Memorial Gym parking lot on Maui. These sites typically require an appointment in advance.
Meet “Clara,” CDC’s COVID-19 Self-Checker Chatbot

Chances are you’ve heard of Siri and Alexa virtual assistants. But did you know the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently introduced its very own virtual helper that everyone can use for online COVID-19 self-assessment? Its name is “Clara.” 

Just fire up your computer or mobile device and say “hi” to Clara on the CDC’s website. Clara is a nifty chatbot offering real-time dialogue via a pop-up box right on the CDC’s web pages. Clara asks the questions, and you enter your responses to learn if you should be tested. Best of all, a consult with Clara is always free.
Hawaii Resilience Fund Giving Frontline Aid

In their kuleana for the state, the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) and Pierre and Pam Omidyar have established the Hawaii Resilience Fund to deploy resources across the Islands to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The fund’s initial $2.5 million seed from HCF, the Omidyar Ohana Fund and other sources is being earmarked to directly support Hawaii’s public health sector and community-based nonprofits. These monies will be used to protect frontline healthcare workers and others who have an essential role in screening or testing people. The fund also supports the expansion of regional test sites and screenings, as well as self-quarantine measures. Want to give to the Hawaii Resilience Fund or learn more about it? Click here.
Hawaii Foodbank Still Hard at Work, Needs Our Support Even More

Good nutrition is essential to staying healthy and building our resistance to illness or to help with recovery. With the threats created by COVID-19, the Hawaii Foodbank is working even harder to make sure everyone in need has access to safe, nutritious food. The Foodbank’s volunteers and staff have packed thousands of emergency boxes filled with non-perishable food items, which allows its food partner agencies and distribution programs to serve people more quickly while practicing social distancing.

Acting as a single statewide ohana, we can all help the Foodbank support members of our communities who rely on them for their meals every day, now more than ever. In addition to its operations on Oahu and Kauai, the Foodbank works closely with the Maui Food Bank, The Food Basket on Hawaii Island and a statewide network of more than 425 food partner agencies across the state. Click here to learn about how you can make a contribution … and a difference.
Got a COVID-19 question, Hawaii? Call 2-1-1
 

 
Seeking information or answers to questions about COVID-19? Contact the Aloha United Way public call center by dialing 2-1-1. The center is open to take your call from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. How to reach out?
  • Call: 2-1-1 from anywhere in the state 
  • Text: (877) 275-6569 
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Fw: COVID-19 Daily Update March 24, 2020

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 24, 2020                                                                                       20-033

COVID-19 Daily Update

First COVID-19 Death Report Undergoing Confirmation

The Dept. of Health continues to investigate the death of an elderly adult on O‘ahu. Irregularities in testing conducted by the State Laboratories Division prompted DOH leadership to order retesting. The State lab initially received an indeterminate test from a private testing lab and late yesterday the state lab reported the test as positive for COVID-19. Retesting is underway now and confirmatory results will be released, possibly this evening. 

Statewide Stay-at-Home, Work-at-Home Order

To protect public health and safety during this pandemic Governor David Ige signed a supplementary proclamation Monday, ordering the entire state to stay at home and work from home starting at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 through April 30. Essential workers, such as health care professionals and public health workers are exempt.

The state and county orders are implemented to reduce the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the ability of public and private healthcare providers to handle the influx of new patients and to safeguard public health and safety. Many additional closures and restrictions are in place statewide and the Dept. of Health encourages all citizens to stay up-to-date and to practice social distancing protocols at all times.

Reminder of Governor’s Order for Self-Quarantine of All Travelers to Hawai‘i

Effective, Thursday, March 26, 2020, Governor David Ige has ordered that all persons entering the State of Hawai‘i to self-quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of their stay in Hawai‘i, whichever is shorter. Upon arrival, residents are required to quarantine in a designated location in their residence. Visitors will quarantine in their hotel room, rented lodging or in a room if staying at a residence. Quarantined individuals may only leave their designated location for medical emergencies or to seek medical care. Failure to comply with all rules and protocols related to quarantines is punishable by fines of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.

FDA Guidance on Food Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has provided guidance on food safety for the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently there is no evidence that the virus has spread from food or food packaging. The FDA is also aggressively monitoring the market for fraudulent COVID-19 testing kits.  Complete information on food safety and approved testing can be found at: http://www.afdo.org

The DOH reminds people to be judicious when shopping for food and essential goods so that kūpuna and others in need are able to purchase necessary items.

Who should be tested?

Individuals who are not experiencing systems do not need to be tested. DOH strongly urges public health and healthcare professionals to prioritize testing among three specific groups:

  1. Health care workers and first responders with COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Older Americans who have symptoms of COVID-19, especially those living in congregate settings.
  3. Individuals who may have other illnesses that would be treated differently if they were infected with COVID-19 and therefore physician judgment is especially important for this population

Other people with mild illness should help protect our most vulnerable and conserve our precious supplies by practicing social distancing measures, monitoring their illness, and calling their healthcare provider if their symptoms worsen or persist. 

Guidance and guidelines for public health professionals and healthcare workers: www.cdc.gov/covid19

Social Distancing

COVID-19 recommendations are changing the rules on how much physical distance individuals should keep from each other. Cancelling events that do not allow attendees to be at least six feet apart—the equivalent of two arms-length—and avoiding unnecessary physical meeting with others are proven strategies to mitigate the spread of the virus. The effectiveness of these initiatives largely depends on the cooperation and compliance from the public. The recommendations are intended to protect the most vulnerable populations: kupuna and those who are medically fragile.

14 New Positive Cases on O’ahu and Maui

As of March 24, 2020, there is a total of 90 presumptive or positive COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘I, including one death, reported last night. 70 of these cases involve Hawai‘i residents and the majority (57) are on O‘ahu. Travel or contact with a traveler is the risk factor in 57 cases, and only one case has no travel history. The cause of the virus in 32 cases is unknown. Please note, that as the number of cases rises daily it may take health professionals longer to investigate possible sources of infection for individual cases.

Please note the following: There was one duplicate in a previous case list, so total case count dropped by one. One case was misattributed to Hawai‘i Island when it should have been attributed to Kaua‘i.

Hawaii COVID-19 Counts

As of 3/24/2020 at 12:00 Noon

 

Reported 3/24/2020

Reported since 2/28/2020*

Total Cases

14

90

 

 

 

Residence

 

 

HI Residents

10

70

Non-HI Residents

3

14

Unknown

1

6

 

 

 

County of Diagnosis

 

 

Honolulu

12

64

Hawaii

1

5

Maui

1

12

Kauai

0

4

Unknown

0

5

 

 

 

Age Group

 

 

Adult (>18 yrs)

14

88

Pediatric (0–18 yrs)

0

2

 

 

 

Hospitalizations

 

 

Hospitalized

2

6

Not hospitalized

0

25 

Unknown

12

59

 

 

 

Deaths

 

 

Deaths

1

1

 

 

 

Risk Factors

 

 

Travel

5

57

Community

0

1

Unknown

9

32

 

Definition of Community Spread

Community spread is defined as cases that cannot be traced back to a traveler and have absolutely no travel related or involved connection with travel. We have been informed that there are residents of Hawai‘i who believe all COVID-19 positive cases originate from visitors to the state. Unfortunately, there is stigma developing against visitors in Hawai‘i. We’re asking the media to help people understand that of the 90 positive test results to date, 57 of them are the result of traveling residents. The majority of cases are residents who returned home after traveling. At this time, there may be residents returning home from a school that has closed or from other essential travel. It is important for all travelers to monitor their health for 14 days after traveling and to avoid exposing others and stay at home.

 

Thank you for your assistance in reducing and preventing stigma and increasing understanding during this rapidly changing situation.

Lab Testing

More than 3,862 tests performed for people in Hawai‘i by private clinical labs to date.

The DOH State Laboratories Division has tested 322 Persons Under Investigation (PUI) and 263 sentinel surveillance samples. The 263 sentinel surveillance tests have all been negative. These are representative samples taken from every county from people with flu-like symptoms who tested negative for influenza.

Private laboratories are receiving steadily increasing numbers of test samples and this has created some delays in the processing of test results. Test results from private laboratories are currently taking approximately a week or more to complete and health care providers and their patients should expect results may take longer as demand continues to increase.

2-1-1 Call Center for Information on COVID-19

The Aloha United Way call center is open daily between 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. For information or questions about COVID-19:

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Fw: Hawai'i COVID-19 Daily News Digest March 25, 2020

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HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST

March 25, 2020

 

Office of the Governor:

Gov. David Ige’s third supplementary proclamation Monday, ordering the entire state to stay at home and work from home started today and continues through April 30, 2020 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 25 through Apr. 30. Essential workers are exempt. This order is intended to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

 

https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/latest-news/office-of-the-governor-news-release-governor-ige-issues-statewide-order-to-stay-at-home-work-from-home-to-fight-covid-19/

 

Gov. Ige’s second supplemental emergency proclamation ordering all individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving or returning to the State of Hawaiʻi to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine takes effect after midnight, tonight. The mandate — the first such action in the nation — applies to all arrivals at state airports from the continental U.S. and international destinations and extends to other private and commercial aircrafts. Please see more information below under Dept. of Transportation.

https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/latest-news/governors-office-news-release-gov-ige-orders-mandatory-14-day-quarantine-for-all-individuals-arriving-or-returning-to-the-state-of-hawaiʻi/

 

 

 

Dept. of Health:

DOH reports the following update on COVID-19 cases as of 12:00 noon on  3-25-20      

  • 6 new cases (5 Hawai‘i residents, 1 visitor)
  • Honolulu (4 new cases, total of 68)
  • Hawai‘i (0 new cases, total of 5)
  • Maui (1 new case, total of 13)
  • Kaua‘i (1 new case, total of 5)
  • Risk Factors (2 new travel related cases, 59 total)
  • 95 total cases since 2/28/20

DOH is waiving routine tuberculosis clearance requirements for selected groups to support COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The suspension will remain in effect through May 31, 2020. The suspension will support social distancing in the community to protect the public, especially vulnerable seniors and individuals with medical conditions that could increase their risk for COVID-19. 

https://health.hawaii.gov/news/newsroom/hawaii-department-of-health-waives-routine-tuberculosis-tb-clearance-requirements-for-selected-groups/

 

 

Dept. of Transportation:

Tomorrow (3-26-20) is the first day of implementation of self-quarantine rules for all incoming passengers (residents and visitors) to Hawai‘i. Arriving passengers should anticipate and allow extra time to deplane. Visitor arrival numbers are dropping drastically already. The percentage drop of arriving passengers is down 87 percent from the same period last year (4,131 arriving passengers as of 3-24-20 compared to 32,330 on the same day in 2019).

https://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/21/governor-ige-orders-mandatory-14-day-quarantine-for-all-individuals-arriving-or-returning-to-the-state-of-hawaiʻi /

In accordance with Governor Ige’s Stay at Home and Work from Home orders and considering the decreased volumes on Hawaii roads, HDOT’s Highways Division suspended operations of the State’s special use lanes this morning.

 

Dept. of Hawaiian Homelands:

The Hawaiian Homes Commission has approved an emergency postponement of mortgage payments for DHHL direct loans and loans assigned to DHHL during as the State faces the COVID-19 pandemic. HHC’s approval allows for the deferral of all applicable payments for a period of six months, effective with the April 2020 payment.

https://dhhl.hawaii.gov/2020/03/24/hawaiian-homes-commission-approves-dhhl-loan-deferral/

 

Dept. of Human Services:

The State of Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) is taking aggressive actions to protect the health and safety of the individuals and families we serve by maintaining essential services to help the people of Hawaii during this COVID-19 crisis. Department leaders, and community stakeholders are working to ensure all DHS essential services will continue to be provided, but in a modified manner. This means limiting face-to-face contact with the public to protect the health and safety of everyone, especially vulnerable individuals, as well as DHS employees and providers.

 

 

Dept. of Education:

DOE has announced school facilities will remain closed to students through April 30, based on the latest guidance and information from health officials and elected leaders. Traditional, in-school instruction is on hold until schools reopen. Nine additional Grab-and-go sites began breakfast and lunch service today. Meals will not be served Thursday, March 26, which is Prince Kuhio Day.

http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/School-facilities-closed-to-students-through-April-30.aspx

http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/DOE%20Forms/Emergencies/2020GrabandGo.pdf

 

 

 

 






 
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News Release: State Announces First Death from COVID-19

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 24, 2020                                                                                                           20-021

State Announces First Death from COVID-19

HONOLULU – An O‘ahu adult is Hawai‘i’s first death from COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

The Department of Health reports the person passed away on March 20, 2020 and suffered from multiple underlying health conditions. The available history for this person suggests they had a potential indirect travel-related exposure.

The person had been tested at a clinical commercial laboratory, and the results were indeterminate. Follow-up testing today, by the State Laboratories Division, confirmed COVID-19.

All of Hawai‘i expresses condolences to the family of the person who died and shares in grieving their loss. Everyone is encouraged to take care of themselves and their loved ones during these difficult times.

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Fw: COVID-19 Daily Update March 23, 2020

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 23, 2020                                                                                                        20-032

COVID-19 Daily Update

Honolulu and Maui Stay-at-Home Orders

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Maui Mayor Michael Victorino have issued stay-at-home, work-at-home orders for their islands. In the City and County of Honolulu the order takes effect today (March 23, 2020) at 4:30 p.m. and requires all residents to stay and work from home through Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Certain essential activities associated with identified essential businesses and services are not covered by the Mayor’s order.

On Maui the Mayor’s order takes effect on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. and continues until April 30, 2020.

Both orders are implemented to reduce the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the ability of public and private healthcare providers to handle the influx of new patients and to safeguard public health and safety. Many additional closures and restrictions are in place statewide and the Dept. of Health encourages all citizens to stay up-to-date and to practice social distancing protocols at all times.

Governor’s Order for Self-Quarantine of All Travelers to Hawai‘i

Effective, Thursday, March 26, 2020, Governor David Ige has ordered that all persons entering the State of Hawai‘i to self-quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of their stay in Hawai‘i, whichever is shorter. Upon arrival, residents are required to quarantine in a designated location in their residence. Visitors will quarantine in their hotel room, rented lodging or in a room if staying at a residence. Quarantined individuals may only leave their designated location for medical emergencies or to seek medical care. Failure to comply with all rules and protocols related to quarantines is punishable by fines of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.

FDA Guidance on Food Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has provided guidance on food safety for the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently there is no evidence that the virus has spread from food or food packaging. The FDA is also aggressively monitoring the market for fraudulent COVID-19 testing kits.  Complete information on food safety and approved testing can be found at: http://www.afdo.org

The DOH reminds people to be judicious when shopping for food and essential goods so that kūpuna and others in need are able to purchase necessary items.

Who should be tested?

Individuals who are not experiencing systems do not need to be tested. DOH strongly urges public health and healthcare professionals to prioritize testing among three specific groups:

  1. Health care workers and first responders with COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Older Americans who have symptoms of COVID-19, especially those living in congregate settings.
  3. Individuals who may have other illnesses that would be treated differently if they were infected with COVID-19 and therefore physician judgment is especially important for this population.

Other people with mild illness should help protect our most vulnerable and conserve our precious supplies by practicing social distancing measures, monitoring their illness, and calling their healthcare provider if their symptoms worsen or persist. 

 

Guidance and guidelines for public health professionals and healthcare workers: www.cdc.gov/covid19

 

Social Distancing

COVID-19 recommendations are changing the rules on how much physical distance individuals should keep from each other. Cancelling events that do not allow attendees to be at least six feet apart—the equivalent of two arms-length—and avoiding unnecessary physical meeting with others are proven strategies to mitigate the spread of the virus. The effectiveness of these initiatives largely depends on the cooperation and compliance from the public.

21 New Positive Cases on three islands

As of March 23, 2020, there is a total of 77 presumptive or positive COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i. 61 of these cases involve Hawai‘i residents and the majority (49) are on O‘ahu. Travel or contact with a traveler is the risk factor in 47 cases, and only one case has no travel history. The cause of the virus in 29 cases is unknown. Please note, that as the number of cases rises daily it may take health professionals longer to investigate possible sources for individual cases.

Hawaii COVID-19 Counts

As of 3/22/2020 at 12:00 Noon

 

Reported 3/22/2020

Reported since 2/28/2020

Total Cases

21

77

 

 

 

Residence

 

 

HI Residents

13

61

Non-HI Residents

3

11

Unknown

5

5

 

 

 

County of Diagnosis

 

 

Honolulu

12

53

Hawaii

2

5

Maui

2

11

Kauai

0

3

Unknown

5

5

 

 

 

Age Group

 

 

Adult (>18 yrs)

21

75

Pediatric (0–18 yrs)

0

2

 

 

 

Hospitalizations

 

 

Hospitalized

1

Not hospitalized

0

23 

Unknown

20

50

 

 

 

Risk Factors

 

 

Travel

1

47

Community

0

1

Unknown

20

29

 

Definition of Community Spread

Community spread is defined as cases that cannot be traced back to a traveler and have absolutely no travel related or involved connection with travel. We have been informed that there are residents of Hawai‘i who believe all COVID-19 positive cases originate from visitors to the state. Unfortunately, there is stigma developing against visitors in Hawai‘i. We’re asking the media to help people understand that of the 77 positive test results to date, 47 of them are the result of traveling residents. The majority of cases are residents who returned home after traveling. At this time, there may be residents returning home from a school that has closed or from other essential travel. It is important for all travelers to monitor their health for 14 days after traveling and to avoid exposing others and stay at home.

 

Thank you for your assistance in reducing and preventing stigma and increasing understanding during this rapidly changing situation.

Lab Testing

More than 3,300 tests performed for people in Hawai‘i by private clinical labs to date.

The DOH State Laboratories Division has tested 103 Persons Under Investigation (PUI) and 263 sentinel surveillance samples. The 263 sentinel surveillance tests have all been negative. These are representative samples taken from every county from people with flu-like symptoms who tested negative for influenza.

 

Private laboratories are receiving steadily increasing numbers of test samples and this has created some delays in the processing of test results. Test results from private laboratories are currently taking approximately a week or more to complete and health care providers and their patients should expect results may take longer as demand continues to increase.

 

Department of Health Transitions to Online/Mail Requests for Vital Records Certificates and Appointment Only for Marriage Licenses

 

As a precaution against COVID-19, beginning Monday, 3/23/20, DOH will transition to an online/mail procedure for vital records (birth, marriage, death, divorce certificates) requests. 

 

To complete the online request process: https://vitrec.ehawaii.gov 

To obtain forms and instructions for mail-in requests: https://health.hawaii.gov/vitalrecords/birth-marriage-certificates/ or call (808) 586-4733.

 

Applications for marriage licenses will be by appointment only. Apply online: https://marriage.ehawaii.gov prior to scheduling an appointment via phone (808) 586-4543 or doh.marriage@....

 

2-1-1 Call Center for Information on COVID-19

The Aloha United Way call center is open daily between 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. For information or questions about COVID-19:

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Re: Judges for the 63rd Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

I'm suspecting each project will either have a web page or pdf and possibly a narrative.  No one on one contact with the students.  Interesting.

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On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 4:49 PM wayne kh6in <wgreenhi@...> wrote:
Dates will be April 10 to April 30.  They are still putting it together and as mentioned will be a virtual event using computers.

Aloha
Wayne

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 16:46 KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae <skawamae@...> wrote:
To: EARC Mailing List

Do we have any volunteers for the Science Fair?  It will be a virtual venue, I don't have all the details.  Please let me know if interested.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Judges for the 63rd Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair

wayne kh6in
 

Dates will be April 10 to April 30.  They are still putting it together and as mentioned will be a virtual event using computers.

Aloha
Wayne

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 16:46 KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae <skawamae@...> wrote:
To: EARC Mailing List

Do we have any volunteers for the Science Fair?  It will be a virtual venue, I don't have all the details.  Please let me know if interested.  Thanks in advance.

de KH6WG


Judges for the 63rd Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

To: EARC Mailing List

Do we have any volunteers for the Science Fair?  It will be a virtual venue, I don't have all the details.  Please let me know if interested.  Thanks in advance.

de KH6WG


Fw: COVID-19 Daily Update March 21, 2020

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 21, 2020                                                                                       20-030


COVID-19 Daily Update
 

Be Considerate When Purchasing Food and Supplies

The DOH reminds the public to be judicious when shopping for food and essential goods so that kūpuna and others in need are able to purchase necessary items. The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division continues to manage Hawai‘i’s commercial ports–the lifeline for Hawai‘i communities for food, medical supplies, clothing, household goods and more. There have been no interruptions to the supply chain as a result of COVID-19.
 

Who should be tested?

Most people who are sick do not need to be tested. There is no specific medicine to treat COVID-19, so whether you test positive or negative, management of your illness will be the same.

Individuals who are not sick should not be tested even if they have been exposed to COVID-19.

Individuals who are sick with respiratory illness (e.g., fever and cough or shortness of breath) AND who are at a higher risk for severe respiratory infections (e.g., older people, those with chronic medical conditions including immunosuppression) should call their usual source of healthcare to discuss whether they should be tested for COVID-19 and/or other infections such as influenza.

  • A provider’s referral is required to receive testing. 
  • If you do not have a provider, call an urgent care center or community clinic in your area.

 

Anyone having difficulty breathing should seek medical care immediately. If possible, call your healthcare provider first so they are prepared to receive you.

 

Other people with mild illness should help protect our most vulnerable and conserve our precious supplies by practicing social distancing measures, monitoring their illness, and calling their healthcare provider if their symptoms worsen or persist. 
 

Social Distancing

COVID-19 recommendations are changing the rules on how much physical distance individuals should keep from each other. Cancelling events that do not allow attendees to be at least six feet apart—the equivalent of two arms-length—and avoiding unnecessary physical meeting with others are proven strategies to mitigate the spread of the virus. The effectiveness of these initiatives largely depends on the cooperation and compliance from the public.
 

11 New Positive Cases on three islands

As of March 21, 2020, noon, there is a total of 48 confirmed or presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i. New positive results were received today for eleven individuals on three islands. Nine are Hawai‘i residents and two are non-residents. One person is hospitalized in intensive care, another person required a brief one-day hospitalization. Five people have a history of travel and six are pending investigation. In total, 41 cases are residents and 7 are non-residents.
 

COVID-19 Summary of Numbers as of March 21, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. HST

Total Number of Positive Cases Statewide             48

City & County of Honolulu                                          35

County of Maui                                                          7

County of Kaua‘i                                                        3

County of Hawai‘i                                                      3

 

Definition of Community Spread

Community spread is defined as cases that cannot be traced back to a traveler and have absolutely no travel related or involved connection with travel. We have been informed that there are residents of Hawai‘i who believe all COVID-19 positive cases originate from visitors to the state. Unfortunately, there is stigma developing against visitors in Hawai‘i. We’re asking the media to help people understand that of the 48 positive test results to date, 37 of them are the result of traveling residents. The majority of cases are residents who returned home after traveling. At this time, there may be residents returning home from a school that has closed or from other essential travel. It is important for all travelers to monitor their health for 14 days after traveling and to avoid exposing others and stay at home.

 

Thank you for your assistance in reducing and preventing stigma and increasing understanding during this rapidly changing situation.
 

Lab Testing

More than 2,200 tests performed for people in Hawai‘i by private clinical labs to date.

The DOH State Laboratories Division has tested 48 Persons Under Investigation (PUI) and 263 sentinel surveillance samples. The 263 sentinel surveillance tests have all been negative. These are representative samples taken from every county from people with flu-like symptoms who tested negative for influenza.

 

2-1-1 Call Center for Information on COVID-19

The Aloha United Way call center is open daily between 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. For information or questions about COVID-19:

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