Hawaii Cautiously Continues to Reopen

Updated on 6/18/2020

What a journey this has been!  First off we just want all our guests and visitors to know ‘we miss you, we love you and we can’t wait to welcome you to Kauai soon!’  In the meantime we do want to keep you posted on how our State is handling Covid-19 with incoming travelers.

In late May, Hawaii’s Governor David Ige signed an 8th supplemental emergency proclamation, unveiling a four-phase plan for reopening Hawaii’s economy, announcing that “medium-risk” businesses and activities would be allowed to resume operations in early June, with social distancing measures in place.

Hawaii has the lowest mortality rate in the country and one of the lowest rates of infection.  The island of Kauai, in particular, has been most successful in keeping the coronavirus at bay, with just 22 confirmed cases total (as of this writing) since the beginning of the pandemic.

We all feel so blessed to be on an island with very low Covid-19 cases- 22 total thus far, with only 1 active case as of yesterday.  Kauai’s low number of cases has been holding steady for quite some time, but visitor arrivals threaten to upset the delicate balance Kauai residents have worked hard to achieve.

Last week, Hawaii Governor David Ige issued his ninth supplementary proclamation related to the coronavirus.  The document extends the mandatory 14-Day quarantine period for all arriving international and out-of-state passengers to July 31, 2020.  While the emergency period has been extended to the end of July, the new proclamation officially lifts the previously required quarantine period for inter-island travelers, allowing Hawaii residents to freely visit other parts of the state.

We continue to feel blessed to call Kauai ‘home’ and are getting very excited to welcome our guests & visitors soon!  We look forward to the future and to a time when it is safe to travel again and explore our beautiful world together… In the meantime, we can share the Garden Island with you from afar, and hope it brings back happy memories for many of you!

A hui hou…   till we meet again!
The Jean & Abbott Team