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Investigation Into 2 COVID-19 Cases

An Investigation the state Department of Health made into the two active COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i gives officials confidence neither was infectious during travel. DOH Kaua‘i District Health Office Officer Dr. Janet Berreman expanded further on Tuesday. The infectious period for COVID-19 starts about two days before symptoms do, and the disease is spreadable for about 10 days, Berreman said. “There are case-by-case variations, but this is the general timeframe.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the “onset and duration of viral shedding and the period of infectiousness for COVID-19 are not yet known with certainty.”

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Drive-Thru Voter Registration

The Elections Division of the Office of the County Clerk will be offering drive-thru voter registration services in the back parking area between the Historic County Annex Building and State Department of Human Services Kaua‘i Processing Center. Services will be offered from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2 and Monday, October 5 near the pop-up tent immediately behind the Elections Division back entrance. The deadline to register to vote for the 2020 General Election is October 5.

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Relief Grants Offered

The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Life’s Choices Kaua‘i Program is offering grants-in-aid for community groups and nonprofit organizations. These grants will support positive youth development and family strengthening projects, programs and activities for this fiscal year. For questions or more information, contact Theresa Koki at 241-4925.

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Corrictions Officers Tested for COVID-19

The Hawai‘i Department of Public Safety Health Care Division is working with the Department of Health to conduct mass testing for COVID-19 at all correctional facilities statewide. The Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center staff were tested by the DOH Kauai District Office. All 53 staff test results were negative.

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Kaua’i Humane Society Receives Grant

The Kaua‘i Humane Society received a $30,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help keep more pets in loving homes and out of the shelter. The impact of COVID-19 has reached people all across the world. Kaua‘i has been no exception, with many people facing uncertainty and struggling to make ends meet.

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Waterline Work on Hanapepe Road

The Department of Public Works and Goodfellow Bros., LLC are announcing that Hanapepe Road near the intersection of Kona Road and Hanapepe Road will be closed for waterline work on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Latest COVID-19 Numbers

The Kaua‘i District Health Office Thursday reported one new positive case of COVID-19. This brings Kaua‘i’s total number of active cases to one, and the cumulative total of cases to date is now 58. The new case is a female resident who is currently in isolation. The source of her infection appears to be related to mainland travel.

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Forensic Science Week

Kaua‘i police recognized Forensic Science Week by holding a small ceremony on Wednesday for the Kaua?i Police Department’s criminologists who are instrumental in solving the island’s crimes. KPD’s crime scene group includes Stephanie Regan, Michaelyn Etrata, Alicia Quintana and Christian Vlautin, who were each given an honorary certificate presented by Chief of Police Todd G. Raybuck.

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Kaua’i Cattle Rancers Receive Help

Kaua‘i has a cattle problem. Many cattle ranchers ship off their herds to O‘ahu or other destinations to be finished and processed, but with market disruptions made prevalent due to the coronavirus pandemic, they’re unable to. This is one of the reasons why about $1.75 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Grant funding from the county has gone toward alleviating this problem in the way of two grants through the Kaua‘i Economic Development Board.

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Alzheimer Caregiver Training Friday

The Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting it’s free flagship “Caregiver Training” for family caregivers friday. The online presentation run through December on the last Friday of every month. You can call (800) 272-3900 to reserve your space.