It’s astounding that this late in the process, Hawaii leaders can’t agree on the way forward to test and allow visitors into the state. As we shared yesterday, Hawaii (Big) Island Mayor Kim has opted out of the pre-travel testing program. Could other islands follow?
In a statement on Facebook, Kauai Mayor Kawakami says,
Maui Mayor Victorino didn’t host a Facebook press conference or make any statements like the Kauai mayor did on October 6th, but has previously urged for a similar two-step opening.
The quickest way for you to get a glimpse of this state of disarray is to watch these two news segments:
- Hawaii News Now: Neighbor islands not sold on plan to welcome visitors back
- Hawaii News Now: Green: Second COVID-19 test not necessary for trans-Pacific travelers (For the inter-island travel and trans-Pacific travel testing discussions, fast forward to 2:40)
Why is it the expression “cat herding” now comes to mind?
We hope you enjoy a little cat humor to help us get though all these uncertain policies.