LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i District Health Office reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Two cases are adult residents, and two are adult visitors. Three are travel-related, and one is still under investigation but appears to be community-acquired. One case is hospitalized, and all other active cases are in isolation. Close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine, and offered testing.
Wednesday’s cases bring the number of on-island active cases to 16, with 137 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 120 confirmed locally, one probable, and 16 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
Governor David Ige on Friday approved Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami’s Emergency Rule 23, which sets a temporary moratorium of the Safe Travels program and returns to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. The rule is in effect 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, please visit www.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 information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.