Coronavirus Updates

Health Officials Warn of Possible COVID-19 Exposure on Kauaʻi Bus and at an Informal Gathering

Posted August 21, 2021, 8:00 AM HST ·Updated August 21, 7:30 AM

Health officials are reporting that riders of the Kauaʻi Bus may have been exposed to COVID-19 from Aug. 10-12.

The Kauaʻi District Health Office is urging anyone who rode route 100 or 200 in the afternoon or evenings between Kekaha and Līhuʻe during that time period to get tested for the virus. Health officials are also advising anyone who attended the informal gathering fronting the historic county building lawn on Rice Street on Aug. 9 to seek testing as they may have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case.

“We are making these announcements today to reach as many people as quickly as possible,” said Kaua‘i District Health Officer Dr. Janet Berreman. “If you rode this bus line during the exposure dates, or if you were at the gathering on Rice Street, please get tested. If you are experiencing symptoms, please seek healthcare immediately and notify your healthcare provider. Getting tested will help you take action to avoid spreading disease to others.”

The Department of Health is also monitoring clusters identified at Tahiti Nui restaurant in Hanalei, Kauaʻi Community Correctional Center as well as an educational setting.

The cumulative case count has now exceeded 1,000.

There are currently 210 active cases, two hospitalizations and five deaths have been reported.