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September 9, 2020 In The News

Whistleblower at the Department of Health and case investigator Jennifer Smith says that she was placed on leave.


NOTE: Video of segment included at kitv.com, includes statement from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

She was the first to sound the alarm on the the state's understaffed COVID-19 contact tracing program.

A health department spokesperson confirmed Smith is on leave, but did not provide any further details.

September 8, 2020 In The News

After revealing flaws in the state’s contact tracing program, Jennifer Smith, a state DOH case investigator, was put on leave on Friday.

 
A state Department of Health case investigator who exposed flaws in Hawaii’s COVID-19 contact tracing program has been placed on paid leave.

September 8, 2020 In The News

Whistleblower at the Department of Health and case investigator Jennifer Smith says that she was placed on leave. She was the first to sound the alarm on the the state's understaffed COVID-19 contact tracing program. A health department spokesperson confi [sic]

 
NOTE: Video of segment available on kitv.com, including interview with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
 
Whistleblower at the Department of Health and case investigator Jennifer Smith says that she was placed on leave.

September 8, 2020 In The News
NOTE: Video of segment included at khon2.com, includes statement from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
 
Another shakeup at the Department of Health, as KHON2 has learned Tuesday that the DOH whistleblower who brought to light the state’s contact tracing program was understaffed, is now on leave.

Dr. Jennifer Smith went public back in August about the state’s understaffed contact tracing program at the DOH. The Department confirmed her absence Tuesday night but refused to give other details.

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