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September 4, 2020 In The News
Representative Tulsi Gabbard issued a statement saying she is “cautiously optimistic” after it was revealed that Dr. Sarah Park would be taking a leave of absence from her role as Hawai‘i Department of Health’s (DOH) Chief Epidemiologist.

In the statement, Gabbard expressed her hopes for improved leadership within the DOH and more efficient contact tracing efforts.
September 3, 2020 In The News
NOTE: The article contains embeded video of an interview with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
 
Dr. Sarah Park, the state’s embattled epidemiologist, has taken a leave of absence, the state Health Department confirmed Thursday night.

In a statement, the department said:

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 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.

September 1, 2020 In The News

With no end in sight to the shutdown of tourism, dozens of companies have filed letters with labor officials outlining job cuts and extended furloughs.


In June, Flora LaMontagne watched The Kahala Hotel and Resort’s reawakening.

August 31, 2020 In The News

The Hawaii health and public safety directors are the latest in a series of departures.

 
State Health Director Bruce Anderson and Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda, the embattled directors of the state health department and prison system, are leaving Gov. David Ige’s Cabinet, officials announced Monday.
 
August 30, 2020 In The News

The state's infection surge shows the risk of complacency, say local officials who fault the governor for neglecting basic public health measures.

 
Hawaii’s control of the coronavirus has swiftly unraveled this summer, transforming what was the nation’s best-performing state into one of the worst.
 
August 19, 2020 In The News

The chairwoman of a congressional subcommittee on health wants to know details about how the state spent $50 million in CARES Act money aimed at testing and tracing.

 

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