HAWAI‘I COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER DAILY NEWS DIGEST March 23, 2021

Posted on Mar 23, 2021 in COVID-19, Latest News, Newsroom

Department of Health:

https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/

Daily and Weekly Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates

41 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Today.

DOH reports 41 new cases of coronavirus today.

This report includes cases up until Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Disease Outbreak & Control Division website daily: hawaiicovid19.com/dashboard.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 11:59 p.m. March 21, 2021

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

O‘ahu 28 22,638
Hawai‘i 1 2,385
Maui 8 2,637
Kaua‘i 0 187
Moloka‘i 0 33
Lānaʻi 1 110
HI residents diagnosed outside of HI 3 902
Total Cases 41 28,892
Deaths    0 454

Hospitalizations as of 8:30 a.m. on 3/19/21 – Hawai‘i-0, Maui 18, O‘ahu-12, Kauaʻi-0

Vaccination Clinic Opens in Mililani
DOH has partnered with Times Pharmacy to offer Johnson & Johnson vaccines every Thursday through April 15, 2021 at a vaccination clinic in Mililani. The single-dose vaccinations are available to anyone currently eligible for the vaccine, which now includes people 65 and older, essential workers at hotels, restaurants, and bars, as well as people being treated with dialysis, chemotherapy, or other infusion therapy, or oxygen for severe respiratory conditions. The clinic will be at Mililani Town Association Recreation Center #5, and opens from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be up to 500 appointments available per day. You can schedule your appointments here: https://hipaa.jotform.com/210767457890164.

New Service for Kūpuna Simplifies COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Process
A new service has been launched to aid kūpuna trying to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. The “kupuna call center” is now open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Trained specialists are standing by to help kūpuna navigate the registration process, secure an appointment, and help arrange for transportation if needed. DOH Director Dr. Elizabeth Char said, “DOH alone cannot implement all of the different aspects of the state’s multi-faceted vaccination plan. The best ideas are coming from our community partners. We are grateful for those who are deeply committed to kūpuna, who recognized their needs, and found a solution to fill this need.”

The number to call to access the “kupuna call center” is 2-1-1. You can view more here:

https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/doh-news-release-new-service-for-kupuna-simplifies-covid-19-vaccination-registration-process-capable-of-more-than-1000-calls-per-day/

Department of Public Safety:
Statewide Inmate Testing Continues
COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. The Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) reports one (1) additional positive inmate case and three (3) more inmate recoveries. The total active positive inmate cases drop to three (3) and the number of recovered inmates increased to 86. There is one (1) MCCC inmate in the hospital.

Although there are no active cases in any other facilities, mass testing continues with DOH assistance. The O‘ahu Community Correctional center reports one (1) negative inmate test result. For more information on PSD’s planning and response efforts to COVID-19:
http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/.

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority:
18,130 Passengers Arrive on Monday
Yesterday, a total of 18,130 people arrived in Hawai‘i from out of state. A total 11,383 people indicated they came to Hawai‘i for vacation. There were also 2,794 returning residents. The trans-Pacific passenger arrival data is derived from data provided by the Safe Travels digital system.

To view more: https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/covid-19-updates/trans-pacific-passenger-arrivals/

Helpful Resources

Trusted Testing and Travel Partners:

The state of Hawai‘i only accepts Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners. For the full list of domestic trans-Pacific, inter-county, international and airline partners or information on how to become a Trusted Testing Partner, go to:

https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/

Safe Travels Hawai‘i Program:
Program overview: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/

FAQs: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/faqs/ 

Email: [email protected]

Call Center Number: 1-800-GO-HAWAII

COVID-19 Vaccine Status in Hawai‘i and FAQs:

https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine/

Vaccine Call Center: 808-586-8332

COVID-19 Expanded Dashboard (Tables, Charts, and Visualizations):

https://hawaiicovid19.com/data-dashboard/

Safe Travels Digital Platform:

https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/data/

Kaua‘i County:
Kaua‘i COVID-19 webpage: https://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19
To report violators: https://www.kauai.gov/KPD-Online-Reporting

Vaccine Information: https://www.kauai.gov/vaccine

Maui County:
Maui County travel and COVID-19 information:
https://www.mauicounty.gov

To report violators: (808) 244-6400 or [email protected]

Hawai‘i County:
Hawai‘i County COVID-19 webpage:
https://coronavirus-response-county-of-hawaii-hawaiicountygis.hub.arcgis.com/pages/travel

Critical infrastructure and medical travel request: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/e2f4ce19aa854964a8fd60bec7fbe78c 
To report violators: 808-935-3311

City & County of Honolulu:
Honolulu COVID-19 webpage: oneoahu.org

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:  http://www.oneoahu.org/vaccine

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Joint Information Center:

All media inquiries should be directed to the appropriate State department