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 up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccines.
  • 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.
  • Improve ventilation or spend time outdoors.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • Stay home if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19, except when seeking medical care.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if needed.
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations if you have been exposed to the virus.

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 December 14, 2022.