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 aogata@hhhrc.org.

With aloha,

Andrew Ogata

Events & Volunteer Manager, Hawai'i Health & Harm Reduction Center

Hawai'i State Department of Health recommendations (click to be directed to Hawai‘i DOH website)

To help manage available healthcare resources for the public statewide, DOH advises everyone to take the following steps: 

  1. Stay home if you are experiencing mild to moderate flu-like symptoms.

  2. Call ahead to your healthcare provider before going to a healthcare 

  3. If your doctor would like you to come in for a screening, bring a photo ID and insurance card.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Hawai‘i Health & Harm Reduction Center is committed to the health and safety of our clients, patients, community, and staff. We are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus situation in Hawai'i and will announce updates as we review recommendations from the Hawai‘i State DOH and the CDC.

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The following changes are effective immediately and will be in place until further notice:

  • We have reduced our hours of operation. Please click here for our new temporary hours.

  • HHHRC is suspending all walk-in services except for current clients. We are not accepting new patients or referrals at this time, with the exception of newly diagnosed HIV+ individuals. Please check out Waikiki Health Center or contact your primary care provider for HIV, HCV and STI testing.

  • All events through the end of April are canceled or postponed; please contact aogata@hhhrc.org for details.

  • Syringe exchange times are changing each week. Please call the numbers listed on the SEP page for more info.

  • We will continue to see existing appointments as scheduled. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please contact your primary care provider immediately.

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Temporary Hours of Operation: 
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00AM - 2:00PM; Friday 1:00PM - 5:00PM

NOTICE: HHHRC COVID-19 SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS

Address: 677 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 226  Honolulu, HI  96813

Email: info@hhhrc.org     Tel:  (808) 521-2437

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