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2021-03-19 Coronavirus Update

Here’s the latest coronavirus update for Hawaii County  as of Friday, 19 March 2021.

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

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

Accessed on 19 March 2021, 1951 UTC, Post 22,563.

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 Friday, March 19th.

On testing for today, Friday, there are no test scheduled.

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. Visit the Civil Defense website for a list of all the facilities providing vaccinations.

Please understand that the threat of spreading the virus has not ended.  We need to continue to follow the preventive policies of face coverings, distancing, and limiting gathering sizes to no more than 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.  Mahalo for your Kokua.

Civil Defense: www.hawaiicounty.gov

Thank you for listening and have a safe weekend.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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

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