LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Both cases are adult residents. One case is travel-related, and the other is community-acquired. All active cases are in isolation, close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine and offered testing.
Tuesday’s cases bring the number of on-island active cases to 16, with 133 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 116 confirmed locally, one probable, and 16 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel positive 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 Safe Travels program and return to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. The rule went into effect at 12:01 a.m. today, and applies to all incoming travelers, including mainland, inter-island residents and visitors.
The county’s modified quarantine program remains in place for critical infrastructure workers, essential medical travel or other special circumstances. To apply for a modified quarantine, visit kauai.gov/COVID-19 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 kauai.gov/COVID-19.
For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.