DOH announces two new cases of COVID-19 Friday
LIHU‘E – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Dec. 25.
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When you say a case is travel-related, I would like to know if the person traveling is a resident or visitor, whether they flew inter-island or trans-pacific, and whether or not they took a pre-travel test. It seems to me that more people are flying without taking the pre-travel test because there is now no motivation to do so considering they must quarantine regardless of whether they do or not. This means that the airlines are LESS SAFE than when we were in the Safe Travel Program. And, visitors or residents who do not take the pre-test can possibly infect a whole plane of people arriving on Kauai.
good point, there needs to be some incentive to take the pre fight test to keep all the other travelers safe, some may be going to the other islands as well as Kauai
Now when cases are surging everywhere else and when we finally have a light at the end of the tunnel…. the Mayor wants to let people come to visit who have had some flimsy antigen test???
Sorry but No!
We are all suffering but this isn’t the time to try a different plan for tourists.
– can you imagine the black market to falsify test results, no oversight, nothing…. a flimsy piece of paper ‘Negative’ stamped on and hoards of tourists from sick areas start flooding in.
Long before their second test they spread Covid…..
ZERO hospital capacity in California as of today!!!!!
We can stick it out a few more months…..
The lockdowns in Democratic run states are ruining the lives of so many people- Far more than the damage that would be caused by the china virus. Cases in California have risen despite the lockdown, yet Florida, South Dakota and others are open and doing well. common sense please!
What’s next for adults who are fully vaccinated? Will they be free of travel restrictions? What about children, 16 and under, who cannot be vaccinated and are traveling with vaccinated parents? Government should be telling us now instead of making rules at the last minute!
Not even. They don’t know yet if the vaccine will work or if most people will respond to the vaccine. So they will not let up on travel testing for COVID-19. This will continue into next year, and possibly 2022, Until new numbers can be studied.