ANNOUNCEMENT: HONOLULU AIDS WALK 2020 CANCELED
March 18, 2020
We at the Hawai‘i Health & Harm Reduction Center have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, including the alerts and range of precautionary responses. We have taken several steps to protect the health and wellness of our local community, to promote precautionary public health measures, and to ensure that we continue the work of reducing harm, promoting health, creating wellness, and fighting stigma in Hawai'i and the Pacific.
The intentions of HHHRC align with those of our state officials and we are promoting the practice of social distancing to keep our local community healthy.
HHHRC’s priority is the health and well-being of our community. Our organization has made the very difficult decision to cancel our Honolulu AIDS Walk this year. We will return in full force next year, celebrating the Honolulu AIDS Walk's 30th anniversary in 2021.
We are very fortunate to have garnered the community’s support for the 2020 Walk, and humbly ask for your continued support in the future. We thank you for understanding our decision to keep our community healthy and safe.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding HHHRC’s decision to cancel the Honolulu AIDS Walk, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at email@example.com.
Events & Volunteer Manager, Hawai'i Health & Harm Reduction Center
To help manage available healthcare resources for the public statewide, DOH advises everyone to take the following steps:
Stay home if you are experiencing mild to moderate flu-like symptoms.
Call ahead to your healthcare provider before going to a healthcare
If your doctor would like you to come in for a screening, bring a photo ID and insurance card.
If your doctor decides that you meet the criteria for COVID-19 testing, he or she will provide a lab order for the test and take the swab for testing.
The specimen will be sent to a private or state lab for the results.
Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.
separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
When possible, attendees should be about two-arms-length or six feet apart. Elderly adults and those with underlying health conditions who are at a greater risk for COVID-19 or respiratory illnesses should avoid attending large public gatherings.
HHHRC RELEASES 2019 SYRINGE EXCHANGE ANNUAL REPORT
Hawai῾i Health & Harm Reduction Center released our latest annual report outlining the ongoing successes of Hawaiʿi’s publicly-funded statewide syringe access program (SEP), which began in 1989 to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS. Over 1.18 million syringes were exchanged during the report’s 2019 time frame.