Mayor Harry Kim announced on Thursday the opening of a Central Command Post to expand operations to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i County.
The purpose of the umbrella organization, under the Mayor’s Office, is to better coordinate programs of County, State, and Federal agencies, and private sector entities to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale is being converted into an emergency operation center, which will house staff from County and State agencies tasked with, but not limited to:
• Public education
• Contact tracing
• Monitoring of incoming passengers
• Quarantine/isolation facilities
• Care facilities
“The Governor’s Office and the State Department of Health, along with County and other State agencies will be part of the Command Center,” Mayor Kim said.
“We will all be working as a team on the same goal: to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community and to keep our people safe.”