CORONAVIRUS UPDATE, 9:00AM

On the coronavirus status: The number of active cases for Hawaii Island is 6.  These 6 individuals are quarantined at home and are being monitored by the Department of Health.  At this date for Hawaii Island no one infected by this virus had to be hospitalized.  The total number of people tested positive for Hawaii Island is 11 with 5 recovered and cleared by the Department of Health.

As a reminder, the States proclamation of “Stay at Home” is in effect and will remain until April 30th.  This proclamation identifies what activities are prohibited outside the home or place of residence and what is allowed.  Please call Civil Defense at 935-0031 for any clarification on this proclamation.

A big mahalo for all the actions taken by merchants and community to keep Hawaii safe.  Please practice everyday measures of prevention and most importantly keep yourself physically and emotionally healthy.  Do know that under the “stay at home proclamation” outdoor exercise activities such as surfing and swimming are permitted as long as social distancing requirements and gatherings of no more than 10 people are maintained.

As a reminder drive up coronavirus testing is offered today, Sunday in Hilo at the Civil Auditorium from 8am to 3pm.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

County of Hawaii 

State of Hawaii Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization