Quarantine all visitors together
I have felt safe on this island since the quarantine started and had no problem obeying the rules.
But now I just found out what quarantine means and I’m a little concerned.
If someone flies over and stays at your house, the visitor has to quarantine in your house (not a lockout unit), with everyone, and can’t leave, but everyone else can leave every day.
I hope someone will clarify this.
I personally don’t think this is a good idea. I feel like an idiot for telling people who want to come to visit us that we would all have to quarantine for two weeks with them in our house so as not to spread the virus. Or they would have to go to a special hotel.
I don’t know why with all the issues with cheaters and finding loopholes, we don’t just make EVERYONE stay at a special quarantine hotel with access to food and drink in their rooms and no leaving your room for the beach or the pool, so you don’t contaminate the workers there.
Why are we making quarantine like a vacation, when it’s quarantine? If the tourists are all in one place we use less manpower trying to keep track of them. We could use different hotels on different parts of the island with super-strict rules. Then we will know when tourists are out in public that they are OK to be there. And we can share our aloha again and feel safe.
Debi Dill, Wailua
Stop inbound flights
So far we seem to be doing OK here on Kaua‘i. BUT we really need to slow/stop inbound flights. Protect our island.
Blake Robeson, Wainiha
Bring back white-goods recycling
There are over 6,000 white metal appliances discarded and replaced yearly on Kaua‘i.
These can become a source of new jobs to help replace some of the losses from our obsolete tourist industry.
They can be refurbished and resold at a profit.
This can be accomplished simply, by the county and small business people working together.
It would be economically and environmentally beneficial.
This program was created after Hurricane ‘Iniki by JoAnn Yukimura, the mayor of Kaua‘i at that time. Please reinstate the recycling program that she established.
Tosh E (Tashi) MacLaine, Kapa‘a