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The state Department of Health has launched a new hotline for people with questions about COVID-19, including what to do if they test positive, are exposed to a positive case, or need a booster shot.

“The hotline provides information on isolation, quarantine, recalls and more,” State epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble said in a news release Tuesday. “It is particularly useful for people who have tested positive or who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. It’s also useful for businesses where there is more than one COVID case.

Calls to the hotline are handled by an automated information system, or bot, which answers common questions. Callers who need additional information can request to be transferred to hotline representatives in specific counties who will answer more detailed questions.

To reach the hotline, call (808) 586-8332. The department encourages people to check to try to find the answer to their question before calling. Vaccination and testing options are also available on the website. For Maui County-specific information, visit

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