Senate President urges Governor to implement emergency measures to slow the spread of COVID-19
Senate President Ron Kouchi issued the following statement today:
With confirmed cases of COVID-19 rising rapidly and evidence of community spread, Governor Ige must take immediate and drastic action to slow infections before our hospitals become overwhelmed. This moment is critically urgent and we cannot wait any longer. We see what is happening in other states that took too long to react. Now is the time for Hawaii to slow this incurable disease from devastating our community.
Governor Ige must immediately order all residents to shelter in place for two weeks and shut down state operations.
As recommended by our Senate Special Committee on COVID-19, we must immediately impose a 14-day quarantine on all incoming airline passengers and ban non-resident cruise ship passengers for the next 30 to 60 days.