Florida doctor: Infections will rise for weeks to come

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As Florida enters the height of summer tourist season, the state’s largest cities and counties are closing beaches, mandating masks and halting business reopenings, hoping the measures will slow a steep resurgence of coronavirus cases.

Arizona faces new closures as hospitals prep for virus surge

PHOENIX — Arizona hospitals are hiring out-of-state nurses, squeezing in more beds and preparing for the possibility of making life-and-death decisions about how to ration care as they get ready for an expected surge of coronavirus patients in one of the nation’s worst hot spots.

Weinstein reaches tentative $19M deal with accusers

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of his sexual misconduct accusers, New York state’s attorney general and lawyers in a class-action lawsuit said Tuesday.

‘Letting the kids be kids’

LIHU‘E — The Boys & Girls Club added a satellite site when the summer program opened, Monday at its three main sites — the Kapa‘a Clubhouse, the Lihu‘e Clubhouse, the West Kaua‘i Clubhouse, and the new satellite site at the Kukui Grove Center.

How to watch KFD change of command ceremony

LIHU‘E — Tomorrow, the Kaua‘i Fire Department welcomes new Fire Chief Steven R. Goble to the company with a change of command ceremony. The event will be aired on Ho‘ike Kaua‘i Community Television after the ceremony, time TBD.

Officials: Keep avoiding big groups

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i health officials have tested more than 150 people that have had close contact to active cases of COVID-19 on the island, and officials are advising avoidance of large gatherings.

Lawa‘i man dies in crash

LAWA‘I — Kaua‘i police responded to a report of a single vehicle traffic crash early Monday morning on Piko Road in the vicinity of the Konishi Road intersection in Lawa‘i. The crash resulted in the fatality of a 20-year-old Lawa‘i man.