COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE (HAWAI’I)
The rapid spread of COVID-19 brings not only a daily increase in number of infections with it but also a multitude of questions. This guide is to help clarify this issue and disseminate further information and guidance to resources.
Hawaii State DOH official COVID-19 website: https://hawaiicovid19.com/
As time goes by the number of positive tested people is increasing. On March, 19, 2020 there are 26 cases of COVID-19 in Hawaii. According to the World Health Organization the number of worldwide confirmed cases come up to 207,860 people.
The following links have the most up to date information for:
- To protect yourself, you family and friends and everyone in your environment, please consider the following aspects:
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care
- Wash your hands often, use soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Clean and then disinfect frequently used surfaces daily
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Practice social distancing by keeping a distance of about six feet from others if you must go out in public
- Stay home, only go out to public areas for essentials
- Limit close contact with people who are sick
Social Distancing and Mindfulness in Public
Protective Handwashing and Sanitizer Application
The Hawaii Food Bank supports low-income householder and homeless people with food. Especially in the time of COVID-19 food supplies take an important role.
If you want to make use of this offer, please visit http://www.hawaiifoodbank.org/emergency-assistance to get some more information regarding location, days or hours of operation.
PARENTS / KEIKI
Resources for parents working at home with keiki
Older adults (60 and older) are wide more exposed to the risk of infection than younger people. Therefore many supermarkets offer special opening hours, only for seniors.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, call Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration´s (SAMHSA´s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
Since everyone should largely avoid contact to other people, many supermarkets, like Foodland offer delivery services. To get more information about delivery, please visit https://shop.foodland.com/ or https://www.safeway.com/
Other delivery services:
- Door Dash – https://www.doordash.com/
- BiteSquad – https://www.bitesquad.com/
- Uber Eats – https://www.ubereats.com/
ONLINE CITY SERVICES
Offer shorter turnaround times than mail or in-person visits:
- Duplicate driver license
- Online motor vehicle registration renewal
- Self-service kiosks
- AlohaQ Board of Water Supply payments
- Real property tax payments
SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
To get some more information, please visit: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
- Actively encourage sick employees to stay home
- Separate sick employees
- Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees
- Perform routine environmental cleaning
More information about preparing workplaces for COVID-19 here: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
Filing for unemployment:
City & County of Honolulu Jobs:
Visit a Federally Qualified Health Clinic that serves those who have barriers to getting health care.
On Oahu it is Kalihi-Palama Health Center (808) 848-1438, (808) 792-5560
COVID-19 SCREENINGS – Please call ahead!
Walk-In Screening (every day, 24 hours)
- Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center, 3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, (808) 432-0000
- Pali Momi Medical Center, 98-1079 Moanalua Road, Aiea, (808) 486-6000
- The Queens Medical Center – West Oahu, 91-2141 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, (808) 691-3000
- Premier Medical Group (8am-8pm) – Kaneohe Castle Professional Center (808) 247-7596
Drive-Thru / Drive-Up Screening (Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm)
Pali Momi Medical Center, 98-1079 Moanalua Road, Aiea, (808) 486-6000
If you need general help, please call 211! (daily, 7 am – 10 pm)
Free Coronavirus Hotline (808) 697-3170! (daily, 8 am – 8pm)
If you need immediate medical care, call 911!
Hawaii State Department of Health
To get the latest information from Hawaii Department of Health please use this link and sign in https://health.hawaii.gov/news/covid-19-updates/
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization
Hawai‘i State Health Department Disease Outbreak Control Division
Hawai‘i State Department of Transportation
Hawai‘i State Department of Business and Economic Development
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority