Temporary Closure Scheduled for Hookena

March 13, 2016, 11:38 AM HST
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Spraying operations being conducted on Nov. 2. DOH file photo.

Spraying operations being conducted on Nov. 2. DOH file photo.

Hookena Beach Park is closed temporarily for routine mosquito spraying and treatment.

According to Hawai’i County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira, the closure and treatment is a “preventative action.” He stressed that no confirmed cases of dengue fever have been associated with the park since November of last year.

Department of Parks and Recreation personnel will conduct the first treatment on Monday. The park closed on Sunday and will reopen at some point in the middle of the afternoon on Monday.

It was not said when the next round of treatments would take place at Hookena Beach Park.

Hookena reopened to the public on Tuesday, March 1 after the dengue fever outbreak forced it to close for almost four months.

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