“Now is not the time to give up. Going into the next few months we have an opportunity to keep the numbers down and continue moving forward. I know this is difficult. I am asking everyone , if you gather, please gather safely. Gather in groups of five or less for now. Wear your face coverings even when you’re around your close friends. This won’t be forever, but if we all do our part now we can save lives, keep our community healthy, keep our economy open, and work toward a more normal way of life.”
This appeal came after the State recorded 128 new COVID-19 cases, and one death. It included two infections in Maui County, two on Kauai, 11 on the Big Island and 108 on Oahu. Five people from Hawaii were also diagnosed with the virus out of state.