Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19): What You Need to Know

Keep up to date on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hawaii by visiting the Hawaii Department of Health Website or give them a call at (808) 586-4586.

You can also find out what your local health department by island is doing regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a type of virus that causes diseases of varying severity, ranging from the common cold to a more serious respiratory disease. A novel (new) coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus that hasn't been identified before in humans. Read more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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How is it spread?

  • Through coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands
  • Because novel coronavirus is new, we are learning more each day about the transmission patterns and incubation periods.

What are the symptoms?

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Severe Illness

How can I protect myself?

If you think you may have been infected with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), call the Department of Health Reporting Line at (808) 586-4586

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