County still waiting on Ige’s answers to Safe Travels rules
LIHU‘E — Two local rules proposed by Mayor Derek Kawakami to the state remain in limbo, with hopes diminishing on getting approval from Gov. David Ige.
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Not sure why it’s so difficult for Ige to make a decision. Just tell Kauai “no” and let them withdraw from Safe Travels program.
I used to have respect for Dr Josh Green – but he’s fumbling this decision terribly.
I support Kawakami.
Kauai needs to opt out if the Governor does not agree to our mayor’s request. This is ridiculous that travelers are allowed to come into the state without a verified negative test. AND they must complete a 3 day quarantine prior to taking the 2nd test. How many active COVID cases are we willing to subject Kauai too?
There’s really no question anymore that Ige is either corrupt or inept or both. He’s an absolutely terrible governor. I used to have faith in Kawakami as our mayor, but now I suspect he is also in Big Tourism’s pockets. Both should be investigated!
4 new cases reported this afternoon giving us 19 active cases.
I understand the concerns of your Mayor. However, it is almost becoming impossible to travel to your beautiful island as it is. Right now you are requiring a traveler to have a test NO SOONER THAN 72 HOURS BEFORE THEIR FLIGHT. It is hard enough for the overwhelmed Labs who are processing the tests to turn the results around in 2-3 days, and that is why people are coming in without test results when they land, and quarantining until they have their result. I am not sure how you would expect a traveler to have their test result in hand given the short time frame between having the test done (72 hours before flight) and then lab producing the result within 2 days. If the labs guarantee a result turnaround in 2 days, then all would be good. Otherwise it is just another hurdle to climb and am sure less people would travel there.