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WH6ERV lynn b
 


Good morning,

I am trying to forward these updates as quickly as I get them, but I notice that not all of  them make it to my inbox, or they are sometimes delayed.  As WH6GAJ mentioned on the Tuesday night net, and as noted below,  you may sign up for daily updates from HDOH at health.hawaii.gov/news/covid-19-updates.

The HDOH web page is also updated almost daily.  The most current information is available at: https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/#resources

Lynn wh6erv

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 3, 2020                                                                                                                                                              20-012

 

COVID-19 Daily Update

 

 No cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii at this time

 

Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii. The Department of Health is actively preparing for possible cases and working with state, county, and federal partners including the medical community in Hawaii. The following summary as of March 3 shows the number of individuals being monitored or under quarantine. Many of these individuals were identified through screening by federal officials at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. These numbers fluctuate often as travelers arrive, depart, or begin and end their self-monitoring with supervision by the Department of Health.

 

COVID-19 Summary of Numbers as of March 3, 2020
(updated as new information becomes available)

Number of Confirmed Case(s) 

  0

Number of Persons Under Investigation (current, testing pending) 

  0

Number of Persons Under Investigation (closed, testing negative)

  6

Number of Persons Under Quarantine

  0

Number of Persons Self-Monitoring with DOH supervision

89

 

Of the 89 individuals who are self-monitoring with public health supervision, 81 are on O‘ahu, 5 are on Hawai‘i Island, 1 is on Maui, and 2 are on Kaua‘i. 

 

Confirmed: Meets CDC criteria and positive test result received from a certified laboratory.

Person Under Investigation (PUI): Meets CDC criteria for investigation and testing pending.

Quarantine: Individuals are required to remain in a designated location and separated from others. They are actively monitored by Department of Health staff. Quarantine is enforceable by law.

Monitoring: Individuals voluntarily remain at home and refrain from work, school, gathering places, and public transit. They communicate daily with Department of Health staff.

 

CDC Guidance for public gatherings/events

At this time the Department of Health is not recommending the cancellation of any events or large gatherings. The CDC has issued interim guidance on public events/gatherings as the COVID-19 outbreak evolves. Event planners are asked to prepare plans for the phases before, during, and after the event. The link to the guidance can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html

 

CDC Guidance for schools and childcare programs

The CDC recently posted interim guidance for administrators of childcare programs and K-12 schools to plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19. School closures have taken place in Japan and South Korea. CDC will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.

 

Business continuity planning

State and county agencies are actively preparing for continuity of business operations to deal with the potential impact of COVID-19. The goal is to enable ongoing operations during a public health emergency. To address concerns about workers who have travelled to China, the Department of Health developed a list of frequently asked questions and answers to guide local businesses.

 

Preventing the spread of misinformation and disease

The Department of Health is committed to sharing information as it becomes available. People are urged not to spread misinformation or inaccurate statements that are not confirmed, and keep updated and informed on the situation. Everyone can help prevent the spread of respiratory illness with these everyday actions.

 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from illnesses, including COVID-19. Keep in mind that supplies are limited and we need to make sure there are enough masks for our front-line health care workers. If you are sick then wear a mask to protect the people around you.
  • Prepare for the possibility that people may want to stay home or may be asked to stay home to prevent the spread of illness.
    • If you have daily medication needs, have more than a week’s supply on hand and have as much on hand as your insurance will allow you to have.
    • Not everyone can afford to stock up on supplies or has the space to store them, but anything you can arrange in advance means one less inconvenience or one less trip to the store while you are sick.
    • Make family plans for the possibility of school or day care closures. Do some contingency planning in advance at the family level.
  • Sign up for public notifications at health.hawaii.gov/news/covid-19-updates.

 

National travel advisories

Before you travel, check out Travel Advisories and Alerts for your destination(s) at www.travel.state.gov/destinationThe State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide specific advice to travelers on their websites. At this time, the CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China and Iran, and entry of foreign nationals from these areas has been suspended. CDC also recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to South Korea and Italy, and older adults or those who have chronic medical conditions consider postponing travel to Japan.

 

Screening of arriving passengers at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu

Foreign nationals who have traveled to mainland China within the last 14 days are being denied entry into the U.S. This includes not only people with a China passport, but all foreign nationals per Department of Homeland Security guidance. The exception is U.S. citizens, legal permanent U.S. residents or their immediate family. Airport passenger screening continues to be conducted by federal authorities from the CDC and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

 

COVID-19 testing

The Dept. of Health State Laboratory is now testing samples for COVID-19. Testing is only conducted on patients who meet the CDC criteria for a person under investigation (PUI). Only a physician can request testing after consulting with Hawaii Department of Health disease investigators.

 

Lab tour

On Tuesday the Department of Health set up and conducted a tour of the State Laboratory facility in Pearl City that tests for COVID-19. Gov. Ige was in attendance and addressed the media – giving them an overview of the process of testing. To watch the press conference: https://www.facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge/videos/202818467475258/

 

# # #

 

 


COVID-19 Daily Update March 2, 2020

WH6ERV lynn b
 


 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20-011

 

COVID-19 Daily Update

 

 

No cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii at this time

 

Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii. DOH is actively preparing for possible cases and working with state, county, and federal partners including the medical community in Hawaii. The following summary as of March 2 shows the number of individuals being monitored or under quarantine. Many of these individuals were identified through screening by federal officials at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. These numbers fluctuate often as travelers arrive, depart, or begin and end their self-monitoring with supervision by DOH.

 

COVID-19 Summary of Numbers as of March 2, 2020
(updated as new information becomes available)

Number of Confirmed Case(s) 

  0

Number of Persons Under Investigation (current, testing pending) 

  0

Number of Persons Under Investigation (closed, testing negative)

  2

Number of Persons Under Quarantine

  0

Number of Persons Self-Monitoring with DOH supervision

91

Of the 90 individuals who are self-monitoring with public health supervision, 83 are on O‘ahu, 5 are on Hawai‘i Island, 1 is on Maui, and 2 are on Kaua‘i. 

 

Confirmed: Meets CDC criteria and positive test result received from a certified laboratory.

Person Under Investigation (PUI): Meets CDC criteria for investigation and testing pending.

Quarantine: Individuals are required to remain in a designated location and separated from others. They are actively monitored by Department of Health staff. Quarantine is enforceable by law.

Monitoring: Individuals voluntarily remain at home and refrain from work, school, gathering places, and public transit. They communicate daily with Department of Health staff.

 

 

  

Guidance for schools and childcare programs

The CDC recently posted interim guidance for administrators of childcare programs and K-12 schools to plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19. School closures have taken place in Japan and South Korea. CDC will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.

Business continuity planning

State and county agencies are actively preparing for continuity of business operations to deal with the potential impact of COVID-19. The goal is to enable ongoing operations during a public health emergency. To address concerns about workers who have travelled to China, DOH developed a list of frequently asked questions and answers to guide local businesses.

 

Preventing the spread of misinformation and disease

The Department of Health is committed to sharing information as it becomes available. People are urged not to spread misinformation or inaccurate statements that are not confirmed, and keep updated and informed on the situation. Everyone can help prevent the spread of respiratory illness with these everyday actions.

 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from illnesses, including COVID-19. Keep in mind that supplies are limited and we need to make sure there are enough masks for our front-line health care workers. If you are sick then wear a mask to protect the people around you.
  • Prepare for the possibility that people may want to stay home or may be asked to stay home to prevent the spread of illness.
    • If you have daily medication needs, have more than a week’s supply on hand and have as much on hand as your insurance will allow you to have.
    • Not everyone can afford to stock up on supplies or has the space to store them, but anything you can arrange in advance means one less inconvenience or one less trip to the store while you are sick.
    • Make family plans for the possibility of school or day care closures. Do some contingency planning in advance at the family level.
  • Sign up for public notifications at health.hawaii.gov/news/covid-19-updates.

 

National travel advisories

Before you travel, check out Travel Advisories and Alerts for your destination(s) at www.travel.state.gov/destination. The State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide specific advice to travelers on their websites. At this time, the CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China and Iran, and entry of foreign nationals from these areas has been suspended. CDC also recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to South Korea and Italy, and older adults or those who have chronic medical conditions consider postponing travel to Japan.

 

Screening of arriving passengers at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu

 

Foreign nationals who have traveled to mainland China within the last 14 days are being denied entry into the U.S. This includes not only people with a China passport, but all foreign nationals per Department of Homeland Security guidance. The exception is U.S. citizens, legal permanent U.S. residents or their immediate family. Airport passenger screening continues to be conducted by federal authorities from the CDC and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

 

# # #

 


EARC Meeting - Presentations

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

Any volunteers for topic presentation at our next EARC Membership meeting?  Please let me know.  I hope to see you all there.  Thanks in advance.

Aloha,
de KH6WG


COVID-19 Daily Update March 1, 2020

WH6ERV lynn b
 



 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 1, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20-010

 

COVID-19 Daily Update 

 

 

No cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii at this time

 

Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii. DOH is actively preparing for possible cases and working with state, county, and federal partners including the medical community in Hawaii. The following summary as of March 1 shows the number of individuals being monitored or under quarantine. Many of these individuals were identified through screening by federal officials at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. These numbers fluctuate often as travelers arrive, depart, or begin and end their self-monitoring with supervision by DOH.

 

COVID-19 Summary of Numbers as of March 1, 2020
(updated as new information becomes available)

Number of Confirmed Case(s) 

  0

Number of Persons Under Investigation (current, testing pending) 

  0

Number of Persons Under Investigation (closed, testing negative)

  1

Number of Persons Under Quarantine

  0

Number of Persons Self-Monitoring with DOH supervision

90

Of the 90 individuals who are self-monitoring with public health supervision, 82 are on O‘ahu, 5 are on Hawai‘i Island, 1 is on Maui, and 2 are on Kaua‘i. 

 

Confirmed: Meets CDC criteria and positive test result received from a certified laboratory.

Person Under Investigation (PUI): Meets CDC criteria for investigation and testing pending.

Quarantine: Individuals are required to remain in a designated location and separated from others. They are actively monitored by Department of Health staff. Quarantine is enforceable by law.

Monitoring: Individuals voluntarily remain at home and refrain from work, school, gathering places, and public transit. They communicate daily with Department of Health staff.

 

Updated physician guidance and criteria for persons under investigation

On Feb. 27, the CDC updated the definition of a Person Under Investigation (PUI) to include travelers to other areas. CDC has posted updated Criteria to Guide Evaluation of PUI for COVID-19On Feb. 26, the DOH issued a medical advisory which encourages clinicians to reach out to the health department to discuss testing if they have a patient who meets the criteria for a PUI.

  

Guidance for schools and childcare programs

The CDC recently posted interim guidance for administrators of childcare programs and K-12 schools to plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19. School closures have taken place in Japan and South Korea. CDC will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.

Business continuity planning

State and county agencies are actively preparing for continuity of business operations to deal with the potential impact of COVID-19. The goal is to enable ongoing operations during a public health emergency. To address concerns about workers who have travelled to China, DOH developed a list of frequently asked questions and answers to guide local businesses.

 

Preventing the spread of misinformation and disease

The Department of Health is committed to sharing information as it becomes available. People are urged not to spread misinformation or inaccurate statements that are not confirmed, and keep updated and informed on the situation. Everyone can help prevent the spread of respiratory illness with these everyday actions.

 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from illnesses, including COVID-19. Keep in mind that supplies are limited and we need to make sure there are enough masks for our front-line health care workers. If you are sick then wear a mask to protect the people around you.
  • Prepare for the possibility that people may want to stay home or may be asked to stay home to prevent the spread of illness.
    • If you have daily medication needs, have more than a week’s supply on hand and have as much on hand as your insurance will allow you to have.
    • Not everyone can afford to stock up on supplies or has the space to store them, but anything you can arrange in advance means one less inconvenience or one less trip to the store while you are sick.
    • Make family plans for the possibility of school or day care closures. Do some contingency planning in advance at the family level.
  • Sign up for public notifications at health.hawaii.gov/news/covid-19-updates.

Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT)

HDOT Airports Division is diligently working to clean and sanitize the facilities, especially common touchpoints like escalator handrails, doorknobs, and elevator buttons at airports statewide. HDOT is currently working to install additional hand sanitizer dispensers at HNL and neighbor island airports, especially in the lobbies and high passenger volume areas. Airlines are taking precautions by continually cleaning and sanitizing public areas, equipment and aircrafts.

 

National travel advisories

Before you travel, check out Travel Advisories and Alerts for your destination(s) at www.travel.state.gov/destination. The State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide specific advice to travelers on their websites.  

 

Screening of arriving passengers at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu

 

Foreign nationals who have traveled to mainland China within the last 14 days are being denied entry into the U.S. This includes not only people with a China passport, but all foreign nationals per Department of Homeland Security guidance. The exception is U.S. citizens, legal permanent U.S. residents or their immediate family.

 

Enhanced screening procedures are in place at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to help keep the public and traveling community safe. An additional feature is the non-contact thermal temperature scanners that are used for incoming passengers from China. Airport passenger screening continues to be conducted by federal authorities from the CDC and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

 

# # #

 


COVID-19 Daily Update February 27, 2020

WH6ERV lynn b
 





DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR

 

February 27, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20-007

 

COVID-19 Daily Update

New Case in California

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 in California in a person who reportedly did not have relevant travel history or exposure to another known patient with COVID-19.  At this time, the patient’s exposure is unknown. This case brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States to 15.

Japan School Closures

Japan has ordered all elementary, junior high and high schools nationwide to close from Monday through spring break, which typically ends in early April.

 

Testing in Hawaii

 

We have the three components of the test kit in Hawaii. There was a concern about one of the components, but the CDC has said the state’s laboratory can start the verification process now. The state could have testing capacity as early as next week.

 

Today, the CDC updated the definition of a Person Under Investigation (PUI) to account for travelers to other areas. CDC has posted updated Criteria to Guide Evaluation of PUI for COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-criteria.html.

 

The DOH medical advisory issued yesterday also encourages clinicians to reach out to the health department to discuss testing if they have a patient hospitalized with severe respiratory illness and no identified source of exposure.

 

Business continuity preparedness

Should the situation escalate in Hawaii, state and county agencies are actively preparing for continuity of business operations to deal with the potential threat of COVID-19’s impact. In addition to prevention, the goal is to enable ongoing operations during a public health emergency.

 

National travel advisories

The U.S. State Department has issued a Level 3 Travel Warning Avoid Non-essential Travel for South Korea.  

The U.S. State Department has issued a level 4 travel advisory asking people not to travel to China due to the COVID-19 outbreak. There is limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas. A level 2 travel advisory has been issued for Japan and advises people to exercise increased caution especially for older adults and those with medical conditions.

Before you travel, check out Travel Advisories and Alerts for your destination(s) at www.travel.state.gov/destination. The State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide specific advice to travelers on their websites. 

Per the Department of Transportation, the Diamond Princess cruise ship is NOT coming to Hawaii and has not made any requests to do so.

Prepare now for potential risks

The public health response is multi-layered, with the goal of detecting and minimizing COVID-19. While there are no cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii at this time, state health officials do expect to eventually identify cases in Hawaii because this is a global health threat to our entire nation. At this time, the imminent threat here in Hawaii is low. Nevertheless, state and county agencies are intensifying their preparations.

The Department of Health is advising people to take steps now to prepare should the risk of community spread increase.

Prepare a family plan should there be a COVID-19 outbreak in Hawaii. A family plan worksheet can be downloaded from: https://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/files/2016/03/bw_emergency_plan.pdf.

 

 

Set aside an emergency supply of any needed medication and keep a copy of your prescriptions in case you run out of medication. The DOH recommends a three-month supply. For more information, visit
https://health.hawaii.gov/prepare/files/2018/06/Plan_To_Be_Ready.pdf
  

 

  • Don’t forget supplies for your pets.

 

No cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii at this time

Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii. DOH is actively preparing for possible cases and working with state, county, and federal partners including the medical community in Hawaii. The following summary as of Feb. 27 shows the number of individuals being monitored or under quarantine because of their recent travel to China. These individuals were identified through screening by federal officials at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. These numbers fluctuate often as travelers arrive, depart, or begin and end their self-monitoring with supervision by DOH.

COVID-19 Summary of Numbers as of Feb. 27, 2020
(updated as new information becomes available)

Number of Confirmed Case(s) 

  0

Number of Persons Under Investigation (current, testing pending) 

  0

Number of Persons Under Investigation (closed, testing negative)

  0

Number of Persons Under Quarantine

  0

Number of Persons Self-Monitoring with DOH supervision

80

 Of the 80 individuals who are self-monitoring with public health supervision, 73 are on Oahu, 5 are on Hawaii Island, 1 is on Maui, and 1 is on Kauai.

Confirmed: Meets CDC criteria and positive test result received from a certified laboratory.

Person Under Investigation (PUI): Meets CDC criteria for investigation and testing pending.

Quarantine: Individuals are required to remain in a designated location and separated from others. They are actively monitored by Department of Health staff. Quarantine is enforceable by law.

Monitoring: Individuals voluntarily remain at home and refrain from work, school, gathering places, and public transit. They communicate daily with Department of Health staff.

Preventing the spread of misinformation and disease

The Department of Health is committed to sharing information as it becomes available. People are urged not to spread misinformation or inaccurate statements that are not confirmed, and keep updated and informed on the situation.

Everyone can help prevent the spread of respiratory illness with these everyday actions.

·         Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

·         Stay home when you are sick.

·         Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

·         Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

·        Sign up for public notifications at health.hawaii.gov/news/covid-19-updates. 

 

Screening of arriving passengers at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu

 

Foreign nationals who have been in mainland China within the last 14 days are being denied entry into the U.S. This includes not only people with a China passport, but all foreign nationals per Department of Homeland Security guidance. The exception is U.S. citizens, legal permanent U.S. residents or their immediate family.

 

Enhanced screening procedures are in place at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to help keep the public and traveling community safe. An additional feature is the non-contact thermal temperature scanners that are used for incoming passengers from China. Airport passenger screening continues to be conducted by federal authorities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). For additional information on the airport screening process submit a media request to CDC.

 

Wearing Masks

A mask can be effective if you are ill and can prevent the spread of your illness. A mask is not effective to wear when you are well and want to protect yourself from someone who is ill.

 


Technician Classes begin 3/2

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

EARC all,
Better late than never.  I have 3 students signed up for the March 2nd Technician class.  If you know anyone who is interested, it's not too late to register.  Drop me an email - skawamae@....  More info on the EARC website:  http://www.earchi.org/education and click on Classes.  

Aloha,
de KH6WG


COVID-19 Livestream Feb 27, 1130 hrs

WH6ERV lynn b
 

A livestream with the latest updates on COVID-19 and questions from viewers is scheduled for Thursday, February 27, at 11:30 at http://facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge

Shceduled speakers include Hawaii @GovernorDavidIge, Department of Health's Danette Wong Tomiyasu and Dr. Sarah Park.

You don't need to log in to Facebook to view this. Just click the link. 


Additional HDOH Li

WH6ERV lynn b
 

Here are some additional links you may like:

Sign up for daily, valid, factual, updates about the coronaviris:
https://health.hawaii.gov/news/covid-19-updates/

HDOH You Tube Channel:
https://m.youtube.com/user/HIHealthDept



HDOH Information about COVID19

WH6ERV lynn b
 

Hi Everybody,

As a follow up to tonight's net, I'd like to share some HDOH resources where you can get official information about Hawaii's response to the Coronavirus.

HDOH Website about Coronavirus in Hawaii:
https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/ 

HDOH FAQs (updated frequently):
 https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/files/2020/01/2019_nCoV_FAQ.pdf 

Fact sheets, workplace information, school information, and other resources: 
https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/#resources

For general questions about COVID-19, you can call Aloha United Way at 211 (dial 2-1-1)

Lynn Bailey 
WH6ERV


General Membership Meeting - Tue, 02/18/2020 #cal-notice

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General Membership Meeting

When:
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:
Fleet Reserve Assn, Branch 46. 894 Valkenburg St. Honolulu 96819

Organizer:
skawamae@...

Description:
Monthly General Membership Meeting


Upcoming Event: General Membership Meeting - Tue, 02/18/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: General Membership Meeting

When: Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 19:00 to 21:00, (GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

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Reminder: It's renewal season for 2020!

WH7GG Keith Higa
 

CQ EARC,

Just a friendly reminder from your membership committee that it's renewal season again for 2020. As of today, we have 79 new and renewing members for 2020, and we'd like to get this up to 100 by the end of March. If you are among those who renewed early, thanks so much for your support.

As usual, I'll be at the Fleet Reserve for the EARC meeting on Tuesday, February 18, with receipt book and money bag ready to accept renewals; just see me at my station at the front of the room. 

You can also renew via our new online form and send your dues via Paypal:

or by sending it by mail to PO Box 30315, Honolulu, HI  96820.

If you have any questions on your membership status, I can check for you; just ask me and I'll let you know if I need dues from you.

As always, thank you for your continuing support of the EARC.

Mahalo and 73,

Keith, WH7GG
Treasurer/Membership Chair



Upcoming Event: General Membership Meeting - Tue, 02/18/2020 19:00-21:00 #cal-reminder

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HDOH Novel Coronavirus Update

WH6ERV lynn b
 

Good morning,

HDOH sent this information yesterday:

As the new coronavirus has been headlining the news recently, we’d like to remind everyone that there are NO cases in Hawaii at this time. Though the immediate health risk in Hawaii is low, we recognize the seriousness of the situation and are working diligently with the county and federal officials around the clock. We anticipate that at some point there may be a case identified in Hawaii and the department is continually updating information as the situation evolves and federal directives change.  We urge everyone to learn about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by staying informed with credible sources, such as the Department of Health’s website.

Please take a moment to review and feel free to point others to the Department of Health’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at:  https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/files/2020/01/2019_nCoV_FAQ.pdf

Additional information and resources are available at the DOH website at www.health.hawaii.gov. Click on the coronavirus banner to visit:https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is available at www.cdc.gov/ncov

Aloha United Way is also available at 211 from anywhere in Hawaii, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for information and referral services as indicated on the attached flier.

Additional recommended links:


Great Aloha Run 2020

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 

To: EARC All,
Great Aloha Run 2020

If you have not yet done so, please contact Jona Funakura jfunakura@... or call her cell at 735-5046 to volunteer to assist at the Great Aloha Run, 2020.  Turn out and help your community and promote amateur radio.  Time logged will go to the ARES Community Service hours.  Simple runner report by station, nothing fancy and so much less time than the Marathon.  Hope you can help!!

Aloha & 73
de KH6WG


January 29, 2020: NEWS RELEASE: DOH prepares for 2019 novel coronavirus

WH6ERV lynn b
 


From: DOH.dirclerk <DOH.dirclerk@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:50 AM
Subject: NEWS RELEASE: DOH prepares for 2019 novel coronavirus

 

Attention all DOH employees, the following is provided for your information and sharing. You are encouraged to send out this information widely to all community partners, and others that may be interested in DOH activities. E-mail administrators please distribute. This e-mail address does not reply to inquiries.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

BRUCE ANDERSON, PhD
DIRECTOR

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 29, 2020                                                                            20-008

                

Hawai‘i Department of Health Prepares for

2019 novel coronavirus

 

HONOLULU – Although the risk to the general public is low, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is working with state, county, and federal partners including the medical community and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively prepare for possible cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Last week, the DOH alerted the medical community and information for healthcare providers has been posted at www.health.hawaii.gov.

 

Currently, there are no cases of 2019-nCoV identified in Hawai‘i and the risk to the general public is low. The novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China and currently there are more than 6,000 cases confirmed in China and at least 17 countries. This includes 132 deaths in China. There have been at least 5 cases in the U.S. of people who traveled to Wuhan or other areas in China and no evidence of person to person spread of the virus in the U.S.

 

“The Hawai‘i Department of Health is working closely with our emergency response network to put proactive measures in place to protect our residents and visitors,” said Health Director Bruce Anderson. “Because Hawai‘i is a major travel destination, planning and preparing for possible outbreaks is an ongoing activity. The emergence of the 2019 coronavirus in Wuhan and its potential to spread to areas outside of China poses an increased threat to travelers and Hawai‘i residents and we’ve ramped up our efforts.”

 

“We are advising people not to travel to China at this time,” said Anderson. “Various areas in China have been placed under quarantine by the Chinese government, and travel within the country is either completely prohibited or significantly curtailed to prevent the spread of this disease.” 

 

To date, the DOH has taken the following actions:

  • Issued a Medical Advisory on Jan. 21, 2020 to ensure healthcare providers are aware of the situation, understand response urgency to report potential cases to DOH immediately, conduct specimen collection and infection control measures;

 

  • Continually updating DOH website to provide information as it evolves:

 https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/

 

  • Monitoring our respiratory disease surveillance system to ensure Hawai‘i is prepared should a person potentially exposed or infected with 2019-nCoV be identified;

 

  • Collaborating and frequently communicating with CDC, other state health departments, and state public health partners (e.g., EMS/first responders, airport personnel, infection control partners) to closely monitor the situation nationally and internationally; 
  • Working with healthcare facilities to ensure hospitals and healthcare providers are up to date on infection control recommendations and patient assessment in the event they encounter a person potentially infected with 2019-nCoV; and
  • Communicating regularly with travel partners, public and private, to ensure the latest CDC guidance and information is being shared with all relevant personnel.

Yesterday, the CDC reported that active airport screening of all incoming passengers from Wuhan, China is being expanded from five major U.S. airports (SFO, LAX, JFK, ATL, and ORD) to all 20 U.S. airports with CDC quarantine stations. The Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu is one of the 20 airports nationwide with a quarantine station under federal authority, specifically CDC and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

 

People who have become sick after travel to China, particularly Hubei Province are advised to do the following:

  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Stay home. Except for seeking medical care, avoid contact with others.
  • Do not travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with clean soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

 

“We investigate all reports of persons with potential 2019 novel coronavirus infection to quickly identify persons with likely infection as well as those who may have been exposed to them,” said Dr. Sarah Park, State Epidemiologist. “Lab testing to confirm this infection is conducted at CDC in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the only U.S. laboratory that can conduct testing for the 2019 novel coronavirus at this time.” 

 

DOH also recommends that everyone get vaccinated for influenza (“the flu”) to reduce the number of flu cases in Hawai‘i clinics and hospitals. This will help reduce confusion as persons with influenza will have signs and symptoms like 2019-nCoV. DOH strongly recommends that residents six months and older protect themselves against flu by receiving the seasonal influenza vaccination.

 

DOH has extensive protocols in place for infectious disease outbreak control and prevention activities. The department works with federal, state, county, private, and non-profit organizations statewide on preparedness activities and prevention measures continually, this includes exercises and drills with EMS, hospitals, HI-EMA, Medical Reserve Corps, law enforcement, and other partners. For more information on public health preparedness activities in Hawai‘i visit https://health.hawaii.gov/prepare/about-us/office-of-public-health-preparedness/

For information on the 2019-nCoV outbreak, including information for clinicians and public health professionals, visit the following websites.

 

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Additional Novel Coronavirus

WH6ERV lynn b
 

Good afternoon, 

In  case you missed the official press conference today at 1330, please visit http://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/01/29/hawaii-department-of-health-prepares-for-2019-novel-coronavirus/ for more information.  

Lynn
WH6ERV


Additional Information about Novel Coronavirus 2019

WH6ERV lynn b
 

Thank you to KH6WG for forwarding our HDOH advisory about Novel Coronavirus 2019 to the EARC group account.  Here is some additional information:

I have been getting texts and emails from people asking whether they should wear N95 masks, N100 masks, and goggles.  This is not recommended by the CDC or HDOH.  Caregivers who are in frequent contact with sick people are advised to wear surgical masks.  Our toxicologist has told me that the N95 masks are no more protective than surgical masks when preventing the spread of a virus.   Additionally, we are still learning how this virus is transmitted.

It is important to get information from authorized sources. Our state's Public Health Preparedness Branch advises people with questions about the Novel Coronavirus to  visit our HDOH website, https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/  and the CDC website,  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for the latest and most accurate information.

If anyone has additional questions about Coronavirus, feel free to email me at lynn.bailey@... or sk1tter@....  I will follow up with the experts and try to find the information you need.

Regards,
Lynn Bailey
WH6ERV


HDOH email concerning Novel Coronavirus

KH6WG Skawamae Kawamae
 


To EARCHI All,
Forwarding from the Department of Health

 

Attention all DOH employees, the following is provided for your information and sharing. You are encouraged to send out this information widely to all community partners, and others that may be interested in DOH activities. E-mail administrators please distribute. This e-mail address does not reply to inquiries.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

 

BRUCE S. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR

                                  
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 21, 2020                                                                                                                                          20-006       

 

Hawai‘i Department of Health provides guidance

to healthcare providers

for 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China

Everyone is advised to get a flu vaccination

 

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is advising physicians statewide to be alert for patients who have travelled from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The department sent out a detailed medical advisory to healthcare providers today on reporting, testing, specimen collection, and interim healthcare infection control recommendations for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Providers are advised to notify the DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division immediately if a patient meets the case criteria.

 

The DOH is also advising everyone (six months of age or older) and especially those who travel to receive a flu vaccination. Dr. Sarah Park, state epidemiologist, said, “With the current flu activity, there will likely be crossover in clinical presentation so the more people vaccinated against flu, the more helpful that will be.”

 

The DOH is closely monitoring the outbreak of 2019-nCoV occurring in China and regularly coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to issuing a Medical Advisory today to ensure all clinical providers are informed, the DOH is coordinating with Emergency Medical Service personnel/first responders, the Department of Transportation, and infection control partners in medical facilities throughout the state. DOH is also monitoring its well-established respiratory surveillance network which reviews flu activity in the state. Online resources for the 2019-nCoV are posted at https://health.hawaii.gov/prepare/cdc-issues-warning-about-pneumonia-cases-in-wuhan-china-caused-by-novel-coronavirus/.

 

An outbreak of a 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China has been developing since December 2019. This outbreak now includes more than 300 confirmed infections and several deaths in China with confirmed cases also in Thailand, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the United States (one case in Washington State). While human-to-human transmission appears limited, the situation continues to evolve. Nearly all travelers from China enter the state from other U.S. or international ports of entry that are being monitored.

 

If you have traveled to Wuhan and feel sick, you should do the following:

  1. Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  2. Stay home. Except for seeking medical care, avoid contact with others.
  3. Not travel while sick.
  4. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  5. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

For more information, including information for clinicians and public health professionals, please go to the following CDC and WHO webpages:

  1. wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/novel-coronavirus-china
  2. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/novel-coronavirus-2019.html
  3. www.who.int/csr/don/05-january-2020-pneumonia-of-unkown-cause-china/en/

 

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General Membership Meeting - Tue, 01/21/2020 #cal-notice

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General Membership Meeting

When:
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
19:00 to 21:00
(GMT-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu

Where:
Fleet Reserve Assn, Branch 46. 894 Valkenburg St. Honolulu 96819

Organizer:
skawamae@...

Description:
Monthly General Membership Meeting
Topics - FCC 40M/80M petition
Antenna propagation video - time permitting