WHO: Representative John M. Mizuno
Chair, House Committee on Health
WHAT: Informational briefing on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
WHEN: Monday, February 3
WHERE: Hawaiʻi State Capitol
Conference Room 329
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – Representative John M. Mizuno, Chair of the House Health Committee, will hold an informational briefing on the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak in China and the measures being taken by the State of Hawaiʻi at 1 p.m. Monday, February 3.
"There is an urgency to inform the public on the worldwide public health emergency of the coronavirus. The State of Hawaiʻi is working with the federal government and its county partners to inform residents and reduce the risk of the spread of the coronavirus. Enhanced screening and protective protocols, and coordinating a prudent health defense system between state and federal agencies will ensure the health and safety of our people," said Rep. Mizuno.
The informational briefing comes after the U.S. declared a public health emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China and, the news that flights from China to the United States would be restricted to seven airports across the country, including Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.