Aloha Families — Information from the Hawaii Department of Health:

Though the immediate health risk in Hawai‘i is low for 2019-nCoV, we recognize the seriousness of the situation and encourage everyone to stay informed with credible sources. For more information, please visit DOH’s Novel Coronavirus webpage or the CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus website.

Given the time of year, it is also important to emphasize that the best way to prevent the transmission of any respiratory illness is by doing the following:

  • Get vaccinated against the flu. With current seasonal influenza activity, similar signs and symptoms such as fever and cough could be mistaken for the coronavirus. DOH strongly recommends residents ages 6 months and older to protect themselves by receiving the seasonal flu vaccination.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, before eating and after going to the bathroom.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.


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