2021-03-17 Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest coronavirus update for Hawaii County as of Wednesday, 17 March 2021.

Views expressed in this Hawaii Island News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and the State of Hawaii Department of Health.

Accessed on 17 March 2021, 1843 UTC, Post 22,552.

Source (email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency):


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This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Wednesday, March 17th.

On testing for today, Wednesday, two district tests are scheduled.  One in South Kona at the Konawaena High School from 2 to 6 this afternoon.  One in Hilo at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium from 3 to 6 this afternoon.

The next community testing will be on Saturday when three district tests are scheduled.  One in Hilo at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.  One in North Kona at the West Hawaii Civic Center.  One in Puna at Keaau High School.

The Department of Health has opened vaccine registration to those 65 and older. If you have questions regarding vaccine availability for your age group, please contact the Department of Health at 300-1120. For a list of all the facilities providing vaccinations visit the Civil Defense website.

Civil Defense: www.hawaiicounty.gov

Thank you for listening and have a safe day.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

For more information, please go here:  http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts

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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.