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Re: 14-day Quarantine Extended. . . . Thoughts?

Posted by Dan M2 on Saturday, 20 June 2020, at 2:09 p.m.
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In response to 144181: 14-day Quarantine Extended. . . . Thoughts?, posted by Kekepania on Thursday, 11 June 2020, at 5:33 a.m.

As it now stands, July 31st is the end date as we all well know, but that is not definitive at this point in time and as an HCP (retired) I support the Governor's decision as our health care system here is already stretched. The challenge we face here on the outer islands is asymptomatic infection and lack of mandatory testing. When you combine that with what is known as viral latency or cellular dormancy, you will most likely have a resurgence of infection that will most probably be triggered when flu season arrives in the fall. Please note this means "infection" not full blown illness.

I can tell you from a tracking perspective, thermal screenings have been somewhat implemented here in Kona at the airport and facial recognition will most likely be in place by December. From what I have seen from tracing currently, it has been mostly by form filled out, phone contact, and text with confirmations to the DOH needed for response. Social distancing and masks will remain as well they should. As much as people need to make a living, and we need to support local business as best as possible, with an aging demographic here on our island, I believe these steps are necessary and needed.


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