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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) salutes the Class of 2022. DOH recognizes the importance of graduations and what they mean to Hawai’i families. DOH encourages graduates and their families to celebrate safely. Here are tips to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while honoring our graduates. Celebrate outdoors Wear masks outdoors if ...
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Nolan Espinda’s career was spent serving the public in Hawaiʻi’s corrections facilities and administration, jobs that are always difficult and often thankless. I am saddened by this sudden and tragic loss, and I express my deepest appreciation for Nolan’s dedication and years of public service. I wish his family strength and comfort in the difficult ...
Read More Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Ige’s statement on death of former Public Safety director Nolan Espinda

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s (DOH) Patricia Heu, MD, MPH, was recently awarded the Title V Lifetime Achievement Award from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau for her outstanding contributions in the field of maternal and child health over the past 40 years. This award recognizes ...
Read More DOH News Release: Department of Health’s Patricia Heu receives federal lifetime achievement award for improving maternal & child health

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Assurance (OHCA) revoked the operating certificate for a Community Care Foster Family Home operated by Herbert Sales at 94-1112 Lumikula Street in Waipahu. Mr. Sales was ordered to immediately transfer or discharge all clients from the foster family home, cease operating, and pay an ...
Read More DOH News Release: DOH revokes Waipahu Community Care Foster Family Home operating certificate

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) announced today that the State of Hawai‘i’s application has been approved by the U.S. Treasury for the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), a program that was part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The SSBCI Program brings to Hawai‘i up to $62 million in ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: HAWAI‘I TO RECEIVE MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING THROUGH AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is adopting guidance from the CDC recommending boosters for children ages 5 through 11 and strengthening booster recommendations for others. Children ages 5 through 11 are encouraged to receive a COVID-19 booster shot five months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination. “It’s exciting that children 5 to 11 ...
Read More DOH News Release: Keiki ages 5-11 eligible for COVID-19 boosters

HONOLULU – As part of its responsibility to protect public health and the environment, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) provides biweekly status reports on matters concerning the defueling, monitoring, and remediation of the U.S. Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility. DOH released a series of maps showing the effects on regional groundwater of ...
Read More DOH News Release: DOH Red Hill Status Report #3

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) issued a red placard and shut down Golden Duck Restaurant located at 1221 S. King St. in Honolulu. The food establishment, operated by Wong and Fu, LLC received the red placard on May 18 and must remain closed until DOH conducts a follow up inspection and all violations ...
Read More DOH News Release: DOH issues red placard to Golden Duck Chinese Restaurant in Honolulu

LAHAINA – The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Food Safety Branch issued a red placard and shut down China Bowl Asian Cuisine Restaurant, located at 2580 Kekaa Dr, #116, Lahaina on Maui. The food establishment, operated by Tay Asian Cuisine, Inc., received the red placard on May 17 and must remain closed until DOH conducts ...
Read More DOH News Release: DOH issues red placard to China Bowl Asian Cuisine Restaurant in Lahaina

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 4.2 percent, compared to 4.1 percent in March. Statewide, 645,700 were employed and 28,250 unemployed in April for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 673,950. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment ...
Read More DBEDT News Release: HAWAII’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 4.2 PERCENT IN APRIL

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