Coronavirus Updates

Four New COVID Cases Identified on Kaua‘i Wednesday

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The Kaua‘i District Health Office reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Two cases are adult residents, and two are adult visitors. Three are travel-related, and one is still under investigation but appears to be community-acquired. One case is hospitalized, and all other active cases are in isolation. Close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine, and offered testing.

Today’s cases bring the number of on-island active cases to 16, with 137 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 120 confirmed locally, one probable, and 16 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.  

Governor David Ige on Friday approved Mayor Derek Kawakami’s Emergency Rule 23, which sets a temporary moratorium of the Safe Travels program and returns to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. The rule is in effect and applies to all incoming travelers, including mainland, inter-island residents, and visitors.  


The county’s modified quarantine program remains in place for critical infrastructure workers, essential medical travel, or other special circumstances. To apply for a modified quarantine, visit and click on the “modified quarantine request” button at the top of the page.

For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit


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