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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Kauai on a Slippery Slope with New COVID Bracelets
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:32 AM :: 4125 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19


News Release from Office of Rep Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai)

HONOLULU, HI—Representative Gene Ward (R-17 Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley) today issued the following statement on Kauai Mayor Kawakami’s recent decision to implement a bracelet policy for quarantined visitors:

“Governor David Ige has just allowed the camel's nose to enter Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami's tent and resorts by approving his bracelets be worn by quarantined visitors. This is a cheap, Machiavellian substitute solution to allow so-called' freedom on a resort's grounds. The real solution is a COVID-Free Hotel through Rapid-Testing of visitors to be COVID-Free BEFORE arriving in Hawaii.“

According to the Star-Advertiser, Kawakami announced that Gov. David Ige has signed Kauai’s Emergency Rule 16, which would permit visitors at participating resorts to leave their hotel rooms to utilize the resort’s property, including pools and on-site restaurants, during their mandatory quarantine period. But they’ve got to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet, which will be tracked by participating resorts.

“Kawakami may be commended for his expediency, but he's being impatient and putting his county on a slippery slope to more “‘command and control’ bracelets usually worn by criminals” and mandated by big governments. Instead, he should be patient and use science and non-intrusive technologies like the OceanIt saliva test to bring 'free' as well as 'clean' visitors to his island. Honolulu's OceanIt Laboratories has a saliva test with results in 10 minutes for $20 now in the last phases of FDA testing with 97 percent accuracy.”


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