First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Hāna

(Hāna, Maui) - Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English (Hāna, East and Upcountry Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i and Kaho‘olawe) issued the following statement after the County of Maui confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Hāna:

“The first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Hāna is alarming and it is important for residents to stay calm during these challenging times. The preventative measures that we have taken at the state and county level is critical to slow further spread of the virus into remote areas of East Maui, where access to supplies and medical attention is limited.

“It is important for everyone to stay home and if you are sick or are showing symptoms, isolate yourself and contact your doctor immediately. I will continue to coordinate efforts from my home here in Hāmoa to ensure the health and safety of our people.”