The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 5. All six cases are Kaua‘i residents: five adults and one child. All six cases are considered community-acquired infections.
Wednesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to 70, with 338 cumulative cases.
Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 300 confirmed locally, two probable, and 36 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island. All active cases are in isolation and close contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine, and offered testing.
A community testing clinic at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival at the test center, you will receive an appointment time to return later in the day. Appointments are given on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a maximum of 400 appointments a day.
Testing is also available through your primary care physician, a hospital, or an urgent care clinic. Please contact those providers directly for more information.
If you have symptoms or are feeling sick, you should isolate yourself immediately, stay away from household members, and not go out – including to work or school – unless you are seeking testing or getting health care. Those who have been vaccinated should still be tested if they believe you may have been exposed or if they feel sick.
Vaccination is free and widely available on the island, including on weekends and evenings. For details, visit http://www.kauai.gov/vaccine. Those who plan to travel can protect themselves and their families by being fully vaccinated before traveling.
For more information on the county’s COVID-19 response, visit http://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19. For more information on the state’s COVID-19 cases or the state’s Safe Travels program, visit hawaiicovid19.com.