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From: Office of the Governor
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:09 PM
To: Joe Pluta
Subject: From the Office of Governor David Y. Ige [CS25614]
David Y. Ige
June 3, 2020
Mr. Joseph Pluta
PO Box 12278
181 Lahainaluna Road Suite I
Lahaina, HI 96761
Dear Mr. Pluta:
Thank you for contacting our office on June 1, 2020 to express your views and suggestions regarding tourism and the quarantine during COVID-19. Our staff will ensure that your comments are shared with Governor Ige.
The global spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 is very concerning to the Governor. This is a rapidly changing situation, and the Governor continues to work with county, state and federal partners to gather information and make decisions to protect the health of Hawaiʻi's residents.
In efforts to support ongoing State and County responses to COVID-19, the Governor has issued several emergency proclamations which can be reviewed at https://governor.hawaii.gov/category/newsroom/emergency-proclamations/.
The Governor's Eighth Supplemental Proclamation relates to persons traveling to the State or traveling inter-island. Visitors and returning or intended residents are subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine with a few exceptions detailed in the proclamation orders. Additionally, the Department of Transportation provides FAQs about travel/quarantine at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/coronavirus/.
The disaster emergency relief period shall continue through June 30, 2020, unless terminated or extended by a separate proclamation, whichever shall occur first. At this point in time, it is not possible to verify or confirm the date that any travel restrictions and quarantine requirements will be modified and/or rescinded.
On June 1, 2020, Governor David Ige announced that the state will be lifting the 14-day quarantine requirement for inter-island travelers, effective June 16. The state Department of Transportation will require thermal screening at the airport for everyone traveling inter-island. HDOT will also require travelers to fill out a new form that will now also ask for health-related information to assist the state in tracking and responding to new COVID-19 cases.
Hawaiʻi is slowly reopening within public health guidelines and safe practices. The Governor's emergency proclamation allows a county maximum flexibility to exercise its respective emergency management authority. This allows for flexibility between counties since COVID-19 infection rates and recovery on each island differ. Please know that county proclamations and orders may be more restrictive or more lenient. You should consult with county authorities about their requirements and restrictions:
With warmest regards,
Office of the Governor
State of Hawaiʻi
Passing along information....
For Immediate Release
April 14, 2020
Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in West Maui on Wednesday, April 15
Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place in West Maui on Wednesday, April 15, along Honoapiilani Highway, beginning near Launiupoko Beach Park.
Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. They are asked to access the testing site using Kai Hele Ku Street.
Testing for the general public will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will have a separate access point to the drive-through.
“We want to mahalo Dr. Miscovich and his team again, for providing these test kits for the West Maui community,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. “Providing testing in West Maui to first responders, healthcare workers and the general public is hugely valuable in our fight against COVID-19.”
Testing will be provided at no-cost through a partnership with Dr. Scott Miscovich of Premier Medical Group and the County of Maui.
General public access to the testing site will be on Honoapiilani Highway eastbound fronting Launiupoko Beach Park. The portion of the highway between Kai Hele Ku St. and the bypass connection will be closed to traffic in both directions.
Traffic impacts are expected between Puamana Beach Park and Launiupoko Beach Park. Motorists not seeking testing should avoid the area and use the Lahaina Bypass.
Entrance to the testing site will not be allowed from Kai Hele Ku Street.
Vehicles will enter the testing site, drive through testing stations, and exit on Honoapiilani Highway or the Lahaina Bypass via Kai Hele Ku Street.
Individuals will be screened on-site. First responders and healthcare workers should present their work IDs for screening.
All participants are asked to:
Assistant Communications Director
County of Maui | Office of the Mayor
808.270.7208 | Christopher.Sugidono@co.maui.hi.us
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