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Either/Or Policy

Posted by Jane B on Friday, 26 June 2020, at 7:35 a.m.
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In response to 144225: Ah!, posted by Shirley on Thursday, 25 June 2020, at 3:06 p.m.

I believe what Shirley said is true and it's very concerning to me. I disagree with giving people an Either/Or option. I feel everyone should be tested before boarding the plane AND go through quarantine upon arrival. Everyone. Overkill? Possibly, but fact that they are going to allow some people to travel here without a negative test seems nuts. I hope the Governor and his advisors realize the distinct possibility that their upcoming travel policy is not going to protect Hawai'i from asymptomatic visitors who haven't been tested (those who opt for the 14 day quarantine) possibly spreading the virus on the plane to their fellow travelers (the people who tested negative prior to the flight), who then will arrive and not be in quarantine. Add to that the fact that some people in quarantine will most likely violate it. We all know that has happened repeatedly over the last several months with the violators being arrested or cited and sent back to where they came from. I know Hawai'i needs to restart our economy desperately, but I personally think it's too soon to allow visitors to come here when the virus is spiking again on the mainland and around the world with no end or vaccine in sight yet. We can hope that this new travel policy will succeed but I have serious doubts. Time will tell....


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