This is a Civil Defense message.
This is a Coronavirus informational update for Thursday, February 13 at 11 in the morning.
The World Health Organization has officially named the novel coronavirus COVID-19. For all further coronavirus messages from the Department of Health and the County of Hawaii, the coronavirus will be referred as COVID-19.
In a continual effort to prevent the virus from entering Hawaii, State Health and State Transportation officials together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to monitor and screen inbound passengers at Honolulu International Airport for any individuals that may have been affected by the virus.
As a reminder:
The Department of Health continues to encourage all persons to do their part by taking protective hygiene measures like washing your hands often.
Regarding the status of the virus and Hawaii, the Department of Health reports:
- There are NO cases of the COVID-19 virus in the State of Hawaii, and
- There are NO Department of Health advisories issued to the public at this time for the State of Hawaii as there are no cases of the virus in Hawaii.
The County of Hawaii continues to work closely with state and federal partners to keep you safe, healthy, and informed.
If you need further information, please call;
- The Department of Health at 974-6001
- After-hours at 211
- Or, Visit health.hawaii.gov