Below is the DOH response to our request for information regarding the possible outbreak of H1N1 virus at the Waimanalo Job Corp site, and, following that, our original letter and questions we sent to the DOH


"Okubo, Janice S." <>

Aloha Mr. Cox,


The Department of Health Disease Outbreak Control Division, Disease Investigation Section is unable to fulfill your request.  Information regarding specific cases and diseases is confidential and not available to the public.  The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prohibits the department from releasing person level information.


Janice Okubo
Communications Office
Hawaii State Department of Health
1250 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 586-4442
Fax: (808) 586-4444


From: []
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 12:32 PM
To: Roig-Gordon, Suzanne
Cc: Carroll Cox
Subject: H1N1



P.O.BOX 89-4202

Mililani, HI  96789


February 15, 2011


To Whom It May Concern:


On behalf of "THE CARROLL COX SHOW" I am requesting your assistance in obtaining information relating to the recent quarantining of a female in her early twenties who tested positive  for the H1N1 flu virus.  The affected  person is a teacher at the United States Job Corps, located at 41-467  Hehemanu St. Waimanalo Hawaii.    For privacy reasons we are withholding the name of the affected party.   I would appreciate your assistance in obtaining answers to the following questions:


When was the affected person diagnosed for the H1N1 virus?

When was the affected party quarantined by the State Health Department (DoH)?

How long will the affected party be quarantined?

Has or will the State Department of Health notify the public of this case?

Has the DoH confirmed other cases of H1N1 at the Job Corps site this year?

Is the DoH monitoring the Job Corps staff and students?

Is the DoH requiring immunization of the Job Corps staff and students?  If yes, when did that begin?


Again thank you for your assistance in this matter.   I would appreciate a response by the end of business, as I want to post information on our site CARROLLCOX.COM.


Thank you,

Carroll Cox