08/24/2020: COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Update
COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Update
August 24, 2020
Aloha from the office of U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard!
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is serving on Army Reserve duty today. While she is away, we will send you these Coronavirus-related updates on her behalf. We are continuing to work on behalf of residents across Hawaiʻi through individual constituent casework and coordination with authorities, as well as working in Washington, D.C. to bring resources and support to the people of Hawai‘i.
So if you are in need of assistance, please call us at (808) 541-1986 or email TulsiOffice@mail.house.gov.
—Office of U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02)
COVID-19 News & Resources
Testing in Hawai‘i — Since Friday, there were a total of 697 new cases and 3 additional COVID-19 related deaths. There are currently 4,574 active cases in the state.
To date, there are 6,769 individuals in Hawai‘i who have tested positive for COVID-19. Of these cases:
49 have died
399 required hospitalization
2,172 have been released from isolation
There have been 235,366 diagnostic tests conducted as of today.
Looking for federal and state COVID-19 resources — including directions on dealing with UI and PUA, local food banks, testing sites, and economic recovery programs for small businesses? Visit gabbard.house.gov/COVID-19.
Be Counted. Help Hawai‘i. 2020 Census — The U.S. Census is done once every 10 years and impacts representation in the federal government and the amount of federal resources Hawai‘i gets in the decade that follows.
Mahalo nui loa if you’ve already completed your 2020 Census! Please remind your family, friends, and neighbors to do so too!
If you haven’t completed the 2020 Census yet, please do so today.
10 minutes can have an impact on our state for the next 10 years!
You can learn more about the 2020 Census on the Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism website or you can go online to complete the 2020 Census at 2020Census.gov.
VA Rolls Out New Patient-Appointment Tool — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new appointment scheduling tool Aug. 21 at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System to make medical visits more efficient for care providers and Veterans. A critical component of VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) effort, the Centralized Scheduling Solution (CSS) will be implemented at all VA health facilities to expedite patient-care coordination throughout the department. Through EHRM, VA will move from using its existing electronic health record (EHR) system, the software that stores patient information and tracks all aspects of Veteran care, to a new EHR solution that is interoperable with the Department of Defense (DOD) system. Initial EHR rollout at VA sites will start in Fall 2020. Upon full implementation at all sites, the new EHR will unify all VA health care facilities into one system linked with DOD. This modernization effort will create a comprehensive health record to provide seamless care for service members and Veterans. Visit VA’s EHRM program and CSS for more information. Learn more at VA.gov.
This message was sent by the Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard in compliance with guidance provided by the Committee on House Administration and the Army Reserve. The use of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Army Reserve or the Department of Defense.