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Coronavirus Update for Hawaii Island

Here’s the latest coronavirus update for Hawaii Island as of Monday, 14 June 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 14 June 2021, 2255 UTC, Post 23,058.

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

This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Monday, June 14th.

For the County of Hawaii, the Department of Health reports 4 new cases with 192 active cases and 4 persons hospitalized.

For your information while the majority of these cases are associated with inmates at Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo there are small numbers of travel and community spread cases on our island.  As travel restrictions are lifted, it is more important to continue following the mandates of wearing face coverings while indoors, distancing and limiting gatherings to 10 persons indoors and 25 outdoors.

On testing, the next community test will be on Tuesday June 15 with 2 tests scheduled.  Beginning at 9 in the morning ‘til 1 in the afternoon testing and vaccination will be offered at the Volcano Cooper Center and again at J Hara Store in Kurtistown from 2 ‘til 6 in the afternoon.  Testing will also be available in Hilo on Wednesday from 3 ‘til 6 in the afternoon at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

The Department of Health, clinics, and pharmacies offer coronavirus vaccinations on a regularly basis.  By being vaccinated, you are helping to keep your family and friends safe.  For information regarding vaccination, please contact the Department of Health at 300-1120. You can also visit the Civil Defense website for a list of all clinics and pharmacies providing vaccinations and tests.

Civil Defense:

Thank you for listening.  Have a safe day.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Thanks for joining us today.

Russ Roberts

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.

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