State of the County Address via video

LIHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami will deliver his second State of the County Address via video, which will be uploaded to the County of Kaua‘i website and Facebook page by noon on Friday, March 13.

“Our team will be airing the State of the County Address online, in lieu of holding a live event as originally planned,” said Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami. “As we ask the public to take precautions and help us mitigate the spread of illness, we understand that the demonstration of best practices starts with us.”

Mayor Kawakami signed an emergency proclamation on March 4, 2020, for the County of Kaua‘i, in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Mayor’s proclamation was issued in coordination with the Governor’s Office and fellow counties.

Subsequent to the signing of the Emergency Proclamation, Mayor Kawakami has requested County Council approval to release $2 million from the Disaster Response Reserves fund for the purpose of funding emergency expenditures to meet the public emergency needs related to COVID-19.

“With today’s announcement of a confirmed case of COVID-19 on O‘ahu, we are urging the public to stay informed, prepare your family with proper emergency supplies, and continue to practice proper hygiene and preventive safety measures,” said Mayor Kawakami on Friday. “The safety of the public is our top priority and our county stands ready to immediately mobilize resources as necessary.”

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