Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Daily News Digest, July 1, 2020

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 in Latest News

Department of Health:

Nine New Cases of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i

There are eight (8) additional adult cases, and one (1) pediatric case of coronavirus being reported by DOH; all are Hawai‘i residents. Four O‘ahu cases are associated with a new cluster at an urgent care facility, though none of those infected are involved in patient care. Two (2) new Maui cases continue to be under investigation for association with travel.

Hawai‘i COVID-19 Counts as of 12:00 noon, July 1, 2020

Island of Diagnosis New Cases Reported since

2/28/2020

(including new cases)

Total Released from Isolation*
O‘ahu 7 659 522
Hawai‘i 0 87 85
Maui 2 123 112
Kaua‘i 0 38 20
Moloka‘i 0 2 2
Lana‘i 0 0 0
Residents Diagnosed outside HI 1 17  
Unknown Residency -1 0  
Total 9 926  
Total released from isolation   741
Deaths 0 18  

* Includes cases that meet isolation release criteria.  

Laboratory* Testing Data

There were 1,232 additional COVID-19 tests reported via electronic laboratory reporting

Total Number of Individuals Tested

by Clinical and State Laboratories

Positive Negative
80,290** 924 79,351

*Electronic Laboratory Reporting  **15 test results were inconclusive

Hawaiicovid19.com

For more tables, charts and visualizations visit the DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division:https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii

Mandatory Interisland Travel and Health Form Now Online 

The State mandatory interisland travel and health form can now be submitted online within 24 hours of flight departure. This upgrade adds efficiency to the passenger verification process, helps save travelers time and allows information to enter the database in real-time. The form includes health and contact information needed to trace close contacts should a passenger become ill.

Ticketed passengers are encouraged to visit the Hawai‘i Department of Health travel website to find the digital fillable travel and health form. Once all the required questions have been completed and it is signed and submitted, the passenger will receive an email with a QR code. They should bring the code with them to the airport, either on an electronic device (preferred) or printed. The form may not be completed or submitted outside of the 24-hour time frame. (Please note: certain browsers such as Safari and Explorer are slow loading and Chrome is best).

Read the full news release for more details: https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/latest-news/hawaii-covid-19-joint-information-center-news-release-mandatory-travel-health-form-available-online-july-1-2020/

 

University of Hawai‘i:

Interim COVID-19 Guidelines Released for all 10 UH Campuses 

UH released its interim COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming academic year on Wednesday for its 10 campuses across the state. The interim guidelines cover multiple aspects of operations and each campus will develop its own operational plan taking into consideration their unique location, facilities, program needs, and available resources. Work on the campus plans has been underway since May, and each campus is expected to make further announcements in the coming weeks. Some of the basic guidelines include;

  • Wearing facial coverings when interacting in-person with others – and when indoors, in common areas and where physical distancing is not possible
  • Staying home when ill or possibly exposed to the virus, washing hands regularly and practicing physical distancing
  • Safety practices to screen, report, monitor and manage COVID-19 cases
  • Regular cleaning and disinfecting of buildings, classrooms, workspaces and frequently touched surfaces and/or equipment
  • Providing cleaning/sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer in each classroom and sanitizing dispensers located at classroom building entryways
  • Campus signage promoting common recommended guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Reducing the number of in-person courses by using online and hybrid options while ensuring students can achieve the same learning objectives regardless of instructional format
  • Reconfiguring classrooms and work environments to meet the recommended 6 feet of social distance and installing physical barriers such as plexiglass at public-facing transaction counters and where 6-foot social distancing is difficult or not possible
  • Controlling the flow of people within buildings by adjusting entry and exit points
  • Modifications to residence halls and campus eateries to ensure access to student support services, protocols for food handling
  • Guidance on facilities usage for campus and non-campus events
  • Providing resources for mental health support, coping with stress and assisting individuals in domestic violence situations

The first day of classes for the Fall 2020 semester is Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. UH President David Lassner said, “It is a monumental task to prepare for an unprecedented semester, and I thank the teams that have come together to enable these initial guidelines, which represent a significant step forward in ensuring safe environments for our campus communities. Of course, the single best way we protect ourselves and each other is to follow the now basic rules in preventing the spread of COVID-19—staying home when you’re sick, wearing face coverings, washing your hands regularly and maintaining safe physical distancing.” The full guidelines are available here: https://www.hawaii.edu/covid19-guidelines/

https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/07/01/initial-uh-covid-19-guidelines-fall-2020/

 

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority:

1,786 Passengers Arrive on Tuesday

Yesterday, a total of 1,786 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 436 visitors and 550 returning residents. There was a total of 18 arriving flights. This table shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday but does not show interisland travel.

AIRPORT ARRIVALS FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020

  KONA MAUI O‘AHU LĪHUʻE TOTAL
Crew 11 13 217   241
Transit     166   166
Military     194   194
Exempt     90   90
Relocate to Hawai‘i 5 11 93   109
Returning Resident 37 74 439   550
Visitor 27 47 362   436
GRAND TOTAL 80 145 1,561 0 1,786
Flights 2 2 14 0 18

https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/4839/070120-passenger-count-press-release.pdf

Dan Dennison
Lead Public Information Officer
Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center
[email protected]

Senior Communications Manager
Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources
Communications Office
[email protected]
(808) 587-0396