Kauai County Council backs Mayor on COVID
LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i County Council is throwing its weight behind Mayor Derek Kawakami’s request for the county to temporarily opt-out of the state’s Safe Travels program and institute a mandatory post-arrival test.
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Lose businesses or lose lives.
Not enough has been done to help small business on Kauai.
Cares Act monies have been squandered giving relief funds to things like the Non Profit Industry who sometimes use the funds to do no practical relief at all. Meanwhile small businesses have been overlooked and now will be crushed by this turn of events.
I don’t disagree that Kauai needs to pull out of the Safe Travel program. I’m disappointed that our our local government has failed to have the vision to keep our small businesses healthy as well.
be careful or this will end up at the Supreme Court and lose….just like the state of New York did this week…..wasting more hard earned tax payer money…
Attn Mark Perriello, your complete concern for business interests as opposed to the health of Kauai residents is appalling. No one wants businesses to have to close. No one wanted a pandemic, but we have one. Money does no one any good if they or a member of their family ends up with lasting health problems from COVID. The Chamber of Commerce has lost my respect.
Very good. Some how the mayor doesn’t look like an American any more. He really looks like a Japanese. Must be the pandemic. Staying indoors for the most part has done wonders. I wonder if this has have an affect on the mayor. Probably. Melting pot of Hawai’i. Only in America.
As the owner of a small “mom and pop” store here on Kauai I can tell you that I would rather close down my business than attend the funeral of my husband who is considered high risk to Covid.