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March 19, 2020 admin

To All of the Wonderful People of Windward Oahu and Hawaii

 

Please note screening criteria we are currently using today 3/19/2020 for COVID testing. There are press releases in our news that represent guidelines from 3-4 weeks ago and are not Hawai specific. The bottom line is we will come together as state and we will prevail. The consensus of the private medical community is we must screen to gain the upper hand. Also, we feel we can be the role model and leader for the nation. The general consensus is Hawaii must follow the success lead of South Korea and not Italy. Please read these recommendations and share and discuss them with friends and family. Then encourage them to get tested. But please also not that supply limitations in the state and US do not permit asymptomatic random screening.

Hawaii Clinical Screening Criteria 3/19/2020
LG COVID TASK FORCE

1) Dry Cough and fever (the most common symptoms) but you may have other upper respiratory symptoms

2) If have recently returned from anywhere in Asia or Europe
(please note China, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Iran represent high risk countries)

3) Travel within the US to Washington State highest risk, but all flight from any US destination to Hawaii- moderate risk

4) Working in the Health Profession

5) Working in a skilled nursing facility

6) Workers in direct contact with waste management including hotel workers

7) First Responders

8) Prisons, jail, correctional facility

9) Working directly with homeless population

Hawaii Specific Considerations:

1) Workers in high trafficked Tourism including the following:

for examples:

Bellmen
Front desk
Housekeeping
Retail
Restaurants
TSA
Flight attendants
Airport counters
Kiosk attendants
UBER/CAB drivers and more

FINAL IMPORTANT NOTE: THE FINAL CRITERIA IS THE CLINICIAN”S CLINICAL JUDGEMENT. AS A PHYSICIAN WITH A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PATIENTS AND PEOPLE OF HAWAII, YOU HAVE ABILTY TO REQUEST SCREENING

At this stage we are not doing asymptomatic screening. Critical supplies including Viral Test Kits are in short supply

Scott J Miscovich MD
Senior Advisor Hawaii LG Josh Green
COVID Task Force
President and Founder Premier Medical Group Hawaii