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COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Update

 
September 3, 2020
 
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September 3, 2020 In The News

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard recently hosted a tele-town hall meeting to update Hawai‘i residents about COVID-19.


Rep. Tulsi Gabbard recently hosted a tele-town hall meeting to update Hawai‘i residents about COVID-19, with epidemiologist Dr. DeWolfe Miller, and Dr. Scott Miscovich who has been at the forefront of testing efforts across the state.

September 3, 2020 Press Release
Washington, DC—Senators Mazie K. Hirono and Brian Schatz, and Representatives Tulsi Gabbard and Ed Case wrote to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy requesting he immediately reverse changes that have led to service delays for Hawaii mail, and suspend further changes to U.S. Postal Service (USPS) operations until there is no longer a nationally declared public health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
September 2, 2020 Press Release
Honolulu, HIThis afternoon, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) hosted a tele-town hall meeting to update Hawai‘i residents about COVID-19. She was joined by Dr. DeWolfe Miller, an epidemiologist, and Dr. Scott Miscovich who has been at the forefront of testing efforts across the state since the start of the pandemic.
 
September 2, 2020 In The News
The Department of Health (DOH) introduced Dr. Emily Roberson in August as the new Disease Investigation Branch Chief to take over contact tracing, but now she is on leave.

We’re told that frustration led to Dr. Roberson stepping aside until the chain of command can be figured out.

This comes just after the announcement made on Aug. 31 that DOH Director Dr. Bruce Anderson will be retiring in the middle of September. Governor David Ige also announced that Dr. Libby Char will take over as interim director.

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