Civil Defense message.
This is a COVID-19 informational update for Thursday, August 13th.
On today’s update of COVID-19, the number of active cases monitored by the Department of Health is thirteen. At this date for Hawaii Island, no one is hospitalized. To clarify, the reported case at the Keaau campus of Kamehameha Schools is not an active case. The student completed all the Department of Health isolation requirements on August 7th and is symptom free. Kamehameha Schools should be commended for their abundance of caution and care for their students and faculty
Do know that the State of Hawaii has reinstated the 14-day quarantine for inter-island travel effective Tuesday, August 11th. This change was due to the high percentage of travel related cases of Coronavirus in the State of Hawaii. Information on the revised inter-island quarantine exemptions are available at the Civil Defense website or by calling Civil Defense at 935-0031. Please understand that there will be some problems with the transition from the State to the County handling the inter-island travel exemptions process. We appreciate your patience while we adjust the system to meet your needs.
The high increase of positive cases on Oahu have been identified as closely related to people disregarding the policies of gatherings, distancing and face coverings. This demonstrates how easy the virus can spread and the need of your help in following the policies of prevention. Thank you for doing your part to keep our neighbors, friends, family and community safe.