The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reports no new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, July 9.
“Although we are announcing no new cases of COVID-19 today, I would like to stress the continued importance of three very specific actions residents should take to protect themselves and our community. First, if you have symptoms of COVID-19, isolate yourself immediately and arrange to be tested; second, if you travel, especially to the mainland, get tested 3-5 days after you return; and third, if you are not already vaccinated, please get vaccinated immediately,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua’i District Health Officer. “Vaccination is the single most powerful thing you can do to protect yourself and those around you.”
The number of active cases is 29, with one hospitalized, and 452 cumulative cases. Kaua‘i’s cumulative case count includes 408 confirmed locally, three probable, and 41 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.
Residents aged 18 and older are eligible for any vaccine available at pharmacy, hospital, and clinic locations. The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for use in those 12 years of age and older, and appointments are available at Kaua‘i hospitals and pharmacies for this age group.
Vaccination is free and widely available on the island, including on weekends and evenings and pop-up vaccination opportunities at community sites. Many vaccination sites accept walk-ins. 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.
Free testing is regularly open at the Convention hall, weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Testing is also available through your primary care physician, a hospital, or an urgent care clinic.