DOH announces two new travel-related cases

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i District Health Office reported two new travel-related cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

One case is an adult female resident, and the other is an adult male visitor. All active cases are in isolation, and close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine and offered testing.

Saturday’s cases bring the number of on-island active cases to 16, with 129 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 114 confirmed locally, one probable, and 14 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

Governor David Ige on Friday approved Mayor Derek Kawakami’s emergency rule 23, which seeks a temporary moratorium of the state Safe Travels program and return to a mandatory, 14-day quarantine. The rule goes into effect 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and applies to all incoming travelers, including mainland, inter-island residents and visitors.

The county’s modified quarantine program would remain in place for critical infrastructure workers, essential medical travel or other special circumstances. To apply for a modified quarantine, and click on the “modified quarantine request” button at the top of the page.

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit

For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit

  1. peter November 29, 2020 6:47 am Reply

    So today the average 7 day new case count stands at 2.9 (the mainland equivalent of 13,000) with ZERO hospitalizations ! Why are the local salaried politicians with their paid health care benefits and paid vacations shutting down the mostly entrepreneurial driven tourism industry again ?!?

  2. nobody November 29, 2020 7:45 am Reply

    According to the Kauai County website we are averaging well over 2 new cases per day. (Best I can tell one needs to keep their own tally? I did.)

    Why are we not in Tier 3 already? Can anyone explain this?

  3. J.D. November 30, 2020 6:35 am Reply

    Thoughts from an empty notebook
    1. A virus is a virus and will run it’s course.
    2. Shut downs prolong the agony and may produce more deaths.
    3. States that added many icu beds and ventilators never used them.
    4. Why didn’t Hawaii prepare?
    5. Why are large corporations having record breaking years while us little people suffer?
    6. Depression and suicides are up dramatically.
    7. Top pathologist Roger Hodkinson said ” The coronavirus pandemic is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.” Look him up
    8. How could we give up our freedoms?
    9. How can elected officials be allowed to rule like kings?
    10. If you are sick stay home.
    11. If you are vulnerable quarantine.
    12. If you are healthy we should be able to live free in the United States of America.

  4. Ho Hum December 1, 2020 10:24 pm Reply

    Ho Hum?

    Another drop in the bucket got the flu and less than 150 on island got it too.

    Lucky them, they all got immunity, no can catch covid again, and also they are Non-Contagious .

    That’s all out of 170,000 people? Yawn.

    Same thing when Mayor Derek comes in the radio preaching his script, he sounds like heʻa tellimg nursery rhymes to children.

    Shame on him, an inherited multi-milionaure, mandating us to go out of business. Elected by the Democratic 100% voting gāna majority.

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