Happy Camper for Sunday, March 22, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Rose Anne Jones shows off the Special Award earned by Licia McDonald next to McDonald’s Dystopia Totem Friday during the awards announcement that was done via Facebook Live with the help of Kris Bean and Renee Palmer, at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists exhibit space at Kukui Grove Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Rose Anne Jones and Renee Palmer preface the awards announcement for the Kaua‘i Society of Artists 2020 Spring Show during a Facebook Live presentation that brought the announcements in compliance with social-distancing guidelines Friday at the KSA gallery at Kukui Grove Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Adella Yago and Perla Yago pick up Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery learning kits for their keiki and nephews Friday during the free giveaway by the facility at Kukui Grove Center that is closed due to COVID-19.

Happy birthday, Dr. Janet Berreman, who spent her special day dealing with the COVID-19 with Mayor Derek Kawakami, Elton Ushio and other leaders. Thank you, Dr. Berreman, district health officer with the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office. We appreciate you.

Have you adjusted to all the changes (made the curfew with 15 minutes to spare) caused by the rapidly-evolving COVID-19? Kudos to Mark Perriello of the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce, IT Kaua‘i, and all the other political and business leaders on a great panel discussion via webinar Friday to stay within social-distancing guidelines. Are patrons to the bars exempt? How about those people who cannot count to six or 10?

Rose Anne Jones and Kaua‘i Society of Artists Vice President Renee Palmer took advantage of Kris Bean’s ability to do Facebook Live (Melissa McFerrin-Warrack even volunteered Elliot Lucas to do camera work) for the awards presentation for the KSA Spring Show that was supposed to take place at a reception replaced by the Facebook Live presentation to stay in compliance with social distancing.

Jean Souza and Melissa worked to stay in compliance with social distancing to distribute more than 50 learning kits (the kids and their guardians loved them) on a first-come, first served basis during the temporary closure of the Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery center also at KGC.

Johnny Yago (he was legally on lunch break because he’s working remotely) said the county Agency on Elderly Affairs is looking at video or some sort of teleconferencing avenue to lead exercises for all those seniors from the senior centers who are now stuck at home.

  1. Hibiscus Tea March 22, 2020 8:43 pm Reply

    This is a major, huge improvement from the happy Camper of the last week. Thank you for not encouraging events, or large gatherings (although fun, yes we can do that after!)or people standing close to each other. I like the new tone of the happy camper Keep it up! Five Stars!! This is real, as we need to see it to encourage others to follow suit. Great Job Dennis!

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