ANNOUNCEMENT: HONOLULU AIDS WALK 2020 POSTPONED
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 a very difficult decision to postpone our Honolulu AIDS Walk later in the year. A new date for the Honolulu AIDS Walk has not been confirmed, but we will keep the community updated with any new information that follows.
We are very fortunate to have garnered the community’s support and hope that in the future that support will resume until the new date. HHHRC will continue to evaluate the Honolulu AIDS Walk situation as more information concerning COVID-19 continues to be released, but at this time fundraising efforts will be halted until further notice. 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 postpone 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.