Here are local Hawaiʻi initiatives and resources that may be helpful to you and others:
Access to Resources
Families with Young Kids and Providers
The Hawaiʻi Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL) launched a new resource website for families with young kids and education providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The website is designed for younger ages and provides a tool, so families and educators don’t have to sift through material meant for older children and higher-grade levels. The website also includes resources on how to apply for child-care subsidies and where to find emergency care for essential workers. To access site: https://sites.google.com/eoel.hawaii.gov/covid-19/home
COVID HAWAII: Book a 15-minute video consult with a medical professional. No co-pay for current subscribers in Hawaiʻi of HMSA, UHA, Medicare, or Medicare Advantage. All others may sign up for a $75 fee.
Hawaii State Department of Health: This webpage provides additional telehealth providers and information.
Make a difference. Take the survey. Our best defense is to know where the virus is through contact tracking. A 5-10 minute survey created by The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) and the Pacific Urban Resilience Lab (PURL) at the University of Hawaiʻi, is collecting data to track COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi. The results of the survey will help the team to identify people who may have been exposed to the virus. All data will be strictly confidential. https://www.hawaiifightscovid.org/
Kanu Hawaii: Leading our state volunteer efforts, the organization focuses on connecting community organizations with individuals wishing to volunteer, along with additional resource listings. Their goal is to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 while supporting community efforts, as long as it safe to do so. Respond with Aloha.
ChefHui: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt normal life, there has been an increased amount of unused food and number of chefs out of work willing to serve their community. To help, Aloha Harvest has teamed up with Chef Hui and Pacific Gateway Center, to rescue excess food and get prepared meals into the hands of those who need it most. They are always looking for donated items and volunteers.