Coronavirus Updates

Kaua‘i District Health Office to Conduct COVID Response Survey

Posted July 12, 2022, 12:14 PM HST

The public is getting a chance to weigh in on how health officials responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Kaua‘i District Health Office will conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response survey later this month to assess the community’s perception of Kauaʻi’s COVID response efforts and current emergency preparedness level.

“The responses will help us understand the community’s perception of our COVID-19 response efforts over the past two years and build upon prior (Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response) surveys,” Lauren Guest, Kaua‘i deputy district health officer, said in a news release. “We greatly appreciate the participation of Kaua‘i residents in this islandwide survey effort that enables the Kaua‘i District Health Office to meet our community’s needs before, during and after a disaster.”

Survey teams will go door-to-door July 26-29 to 30 census tracts weighted toward more populated areas within Kaua‘i County. Seven houses within each tract will be selected to survey. Participating households can also complete the survey by phone.

Survey teams will be comprised of state Department of Health staff with support from the Kaua‘i Medical Reserve Corps. and American Red Cross.

The survey takes about 10 minutes and selected households will be asked about the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, their perception of Kauaʻi’s COVID response efforts, their emergency preparedness supply levels and evacuation plans following a disaster. All survey responses will be confidential; survey teams will not collect names or addresses.

Team members will carry ID cards and wear vests identifying themselves as part of the survey team. They also will wear face masks and practice physical distancing.

This will be the fifth CASPER survey conducted on Kaua‘i. You can view prior CASPER survey reports online.

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