Hawaii is at 120 percent capacity at this hospitals due to COVID-19.Hospitals are full Lt Gov Josh Green says that other patients with other illnesses such as heart attacks and cancer patients’ elective surgeries have been delayed and they are re routing patients to other facilities as best they can.
There are new rules for the county for those that have travelled or planning to travel to Hawaii.
“The mayor is asking all visitors to remain at their hotel properties and not to circulate our gather outside of their resort bubble during this time. Please enjoy the beach, pool, shops on the property, but to all of our visitors — our residents need your help as well in controlling the spread within our community and reducing the strain on our hospitals,” Maui County Deputy Managing Director Josiah Nishita said.
Tourists are concerned as to what they should do and if they are going to get refunds on already booked trips to the vacation hot spot.
Leaders in the state along with Mayor Michael Victorino are urging a 21-day break period of non-essential activities for residents and visitors. Current vacationers are very concerned about this potential mandate who have spend hundreds or thousands on their dream vacations.
The county is asking employers to re-instating work from home allowance during this time. The popular area Hana is requesting people to stay away from the area due to very limited health care locations.
On august 24th, 2021, Hawaii reported 565 new COVID cases and 1 additional fatality. 62.1% of Hawaii’s population are vaccinated, and 70.4% have received at least one dose.