Hawai’i COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Task Force
Our purpose is to align healthcare workers, providers
and scientists in Hawai’i in the fight against COVID-19.
Our goal is to work together, with our community, to save lives in Hawai’i.
In this introductory course, students will learn about the science of SARS-CoV-2 , including the infectious period, the clinical presentation of COVID-19, and the evidence for how SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted from person-to-person and why contact tracing can be such an effective public health intervention. Students will learn about how contact tracing is done, including how to build rapport with cases, identify their contacts, and support both cases and their contacts to stop transmission in their communities. The course will also cover several important ethical considerations around contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine. Finally, the course will identify some of the most common barriers to contact tracing efforts — along with strategies to overcome them.
“The Hawai’i Medical Association (HMA) recognizes the vital importance of preparation and coordination amongst Hawai’i nursing and physician teams as we work through this perilous pandemic crisis. We strongly support the integrated efforts of the Hawai’i COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Task Force and praise their commitment and service to our patient ohana.”
Dr. Elizabeth Ignacio
Hawai’i Medical Association
“The Hawai’i Nurses Association (HNA) supports this COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Community as a collaboration of physicians and nurses to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic as a team of united healthcare providers”
President Hawai’i Nurses Association