As the CDC and Hawaii State Department of Health continue their response to the respiratory disease outbreak caused by COVID-19, it is important to protect yourself and others. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. You can take steps to slow the spread.

  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others who don’t live with you whenever possible.
  • Know when to wear a well-fitted mask to help protect yourself and others.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. When soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid crowded indoor spaces and ensure indoor spaces are properly ventilated by bringing in outdoor air as much as possible.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • Stay home and isolate when you’re sick, except when seeking medical care.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unclean hands.
  • Use and dispose of a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Get vaccinated and stay up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccines.

Symptoms, which may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure, include shortness of breath, fever or chills, and cough. Outcomes range from mild illness to death. Seek medical advice if you think you might have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service Center.

Learn more about HMAA’s coverage of COVID-19 testing and treatment.

Learn more from the CDC about COVID-19 prevention.

Learn more from the CDC about proper handwashing.

This notice was last updated on August 22, 2022.