HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Health Department whistleblower who exposed flaws in the state’s COVID-19 contact tracing program has returned to work.
It’s unclear why she was put on leave in the first place.
Smith was an investigator in the state Disease Outbreak Control Division. In August, she came forward to tell state senators — and the public — that the Health Department had been untruthful about its contact tracing capabilities while cases were surging on Oahu.
Park remains on leave and it’s not clear whether she will return.