Quarantine Guidelines & Daily Live Updates

For daily live updates from Kauai’s Mayor, Derek Kawakami, go here: http://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19. Our Mayor has set up rules and guidelines for visitors and local residents on Kauai, which mirror statewide mandates from Hawaii’s Governor Ige. Kauai is entering into phase 2 guidelines. Basically, visitors traveling to Kauai right now must be quarantined to their hotel room, rental unit or time share for 14 days or, if less, for their time-duration on the island, and are limited to staying in their rooms. Food must be delivered. Rental cars are not available until after the quarantine. Violation of the quarantine can result in a fine up to $5,000, and an arrest by the Kauai Police Department.  Phase two allows, with certain guidelines,

• Indoor exercise facilities x Gyms,

•Fitness centers, and recreation facilities

•Outdoor spaces x Playgrounds x Skateparks x Pavilions x Parks x

•Organized outdoor team sports

• Personal services x Spas

•Restaurants x Dine-In,  — provided that “State Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience, Guidance for Reopening Food Services Sector” are strictly followed.

• Musicians and bands may perform in restaurants, as long as, the individuals who are performing maintain a distance of at least 10 feet from all restaurant patrons and staff, and physically distance from fellow performers by at least 6 feet.

Currently all air travel, even from another island,  requires travelers to quarantine themselves, with the exception of medical personnel.

Parks and public spaces require a minimum of 6 foot distancing space between non-family groups.

Kauai’s medical resources and large population of Kupuna (older generation) continue to being guarded against proliferation of COVID-19 — a devastating scenario on an island where medical facilities are limited.  Read full details in an article, published March 22nd and written by Dennis Fujimoto with The Garden Island newspaper.