Keeping short-term rentals closed

Sabrina Bodon / The Garden Island An empty Kaua‘i Beach Resort.

Sabrina Bodon / The Garden Island

Kathy Reams sits in her Kaua‘i Beach Resort rental that has been shuttered since March.

LIHU‘E — Before Mayor Derek Kawakami even shut down short-term vacation rentals and homestays in April, Kathy Reams changed the title of her Kaua‘i Beach Resort room to “CLOSED 3/14/20-5/31/20 #stayhome #besafe #travellater #inthistogether.” She also put a thorough description of the island’s regulations for travelers.