New state dashboard for better public information

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 in Capitol Connection, Featured
The new Department of Health dashboard helps monitor COVID-19 indicators across the full spectrum of disease control actions.

The new Department of Health dashboard helps monitor COVID-19 indicators across the full spectrum of disease control actions.

How do you control a pandemic? Part of the answer involves corralling as much real-time data as possible so everyone can see the same information and understand how we can curb the spread of COVID-19. The new Department of Health dashboard at https://hawaiicovid19.com/dashboard/  includes contact tracing and testing capacity, mask-wearing behavior, modes of transmission with cases and clusters, ICU beds, and quarantine availability. The DOH site also includes dramatic stories from COVID-19 survivors to drive home the point that this virus is “nothing like the flu.”

The downward trend for COVID-19 cases statewide is encouraging.

The downward trend for COVID-19 cases statewide is encouraging.

Kaua‘i District Health Officer and dashboard collaborator Dr. Janet Berreman said the new DOH dashboard helps monitor COVID-19 indicators across the full spectrum of disease control actions: prevention, detection, containment and treatment. DOH deputy director Edward Mersereau added, “People will be able to see whether or not policies and strategies are having the intended impact so they can make informed decisions for their personal well-being.”

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