LIHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported one new case of COVID-19 on Thursday, Dec. 24.
Thursday’s case is a resident under the age of 18. The source of infection is community-acquired. All active cases are in isolation, and one case is hospitalized on O‘ahu. Close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine, and offered testing.
Thursday’s cases bring the number of on-island active cases to six, with 162 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 141 confirmed locally, one probable, and 20 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
“As you enjoy the holidays, please remember to limit your contact with people outside your home,” said Kaua‘i District Health Officer Janet Berreman. “When you are around other people, wear your mask. Being outside is safer than being indoors. Please avoid large gatherings and unnecessary travel. If we keep working together, we can keep Kaua‘i as one of the safest places to be.”
Mayor’s Emergency Rule 23 is in effect, which sets a temporary moratorium of the Safe Travels program. Under Governor Ige’s 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation, effective Dec. 17, all incoming travelers to Kaua‘i, including mainland, inter-island residents, and visitors, are under a mandatory 10-day quarantine.
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 more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.