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  • Writer's pictureHawai'i House Democrats

House to Begin Series of Informational Briefings with Health Committee October 8

WHO: Representative John M. Mizuno, Chair of the House Health Committee

WHAT: Informational briefing on the status of Hawaiʻi’s disease investigation, testing, contact

 tracing, and isolation and quarantine programs.

WHEN: Thursday, October 8

10 a.m.

WHERE:Hawaiʻi State Capitol

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – The House of Representatives this week is beginning a series of public informational briefings as part of an effort to gather and disseminate critical information on government plans and initiatives underway to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The first briefing will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8 before the House Health Committee and will review the status of Hawaiʻi’s disease investigation, testing, contact tracing, and isolation and quarantine programs. Reports will be presented by:

  • Dr. Libby Char, MD, Director, Hawaiʻi Department of Health

  • Emily Roberson, MPH, Disease Investigation Branch Chief

  • Dr. Sarah Kemble, MD, Acting State Epidemiologist

  • Edward Mersereau, LCSW, CAC, Deputy Director of Behavioral Health

Upcoming briefing topics include nursing facilities and care home updates; K-12 distance learning; Hawaii’s Safe Travels and tourism re-opening plan; and the State COVID-19 vaccination plan.

The weekly briefings will continue through the end of the year.

No public testimony will be accepted.


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