LIHU‘E — The state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.
Sunday’s cases are residents, one adult and five children under the age of 18. Two cases are related to inter-island travel and three are considered community-acquired. All six cases are close contacts of previously-announced cases.
Active cases are in isolation, and close contacts are being identified, offered testing and directed to quarantine. Investigations are ongoing. Sunday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 13, with 377 cumulative cases.
Free testing at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e is available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing is also available through primary care physicians, hospitals and urgent-care clinics.
If you have symptoms or are feeling sick, you should isolate yourself immediately, stay away from household members and not go out — including to work or school — unless seeking testing or getting health care.
Residents aged 18 and older are eligible for any vaccine available at pharmacies, hospitals and clinic locations. The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for use in those 12 years of age and older, and appointments are available at Kaua‘i hospitals and pharmacies for this age group.
Vaccination is free and widely available on the island, including on weekends and evenings and pop-up vaccination opportunities at community sites. Many vaccination sites accept walk-ins. For details, visit kauai.gov/vaccine.