Coronavirus Updates

Kaua‘i District Health Office: No More Isolation Letters, Emails Now

Posted December 28, 2021, 3:08 PM HST

The Kaua‘i District Health Office announced Tuesday, Dec. 28 that staff will no longer issue formal release letters to individuals who have been subjected to DOH-directed isolation or quarantine. The office will continue to provide instructions by email, a news release stated.

Some employers ask employees to provide these letters as proof that they need to stay home from work. The health office would like to inform employers that COVID-positive cases and their close contacts will continue to receive emails from the health office with instructions on their isolation or quarantine, as well as their effective release date. Employees can share these email instructions with their employers as needed.

The Department of Health’s return to work guidance is posted here.

The Kaua‘i District Health Office is focusing its limited resources on case investigation, contact tracing, and monitoring, and thanks the public for their understanding. The Department of Health offices on the other islands discontinued these formal release letters several months ago.