COVID-19 RESPONSE

Notice COVID-19 Response

(Update 9/17/20)

Hawaii Reopening with Covid-19 Pre-Travel Negative Testing. See the Article; Hawaii Reopening – Visitors Welcome

 

(Updated 8/7/20)

Due to the spread of the COVID-19 throughout the Country & Kauai, as of March 1st My Kauai Vacation Rental discontinued hosting guests. Our Local and state Governments implemented a 14-day quarantine for anyone entering Hawaii. It has now been 19 weeks that the 14-day quarantine order has been in effect, for domestic travelers coming to the Islands. This has been extended through August 30, 2020 for any arrivals from out of state.

As of August 11, 2020 – The availability to travel inter-island without a 14 day quarantine, shall come to a halt. The Governor’s news briefing on August 6th brings a reversal to opening the islands to travel is said to be due to an increase in COVID infections. With this, it is probable that the September 1 opening to domestic travel will be postponed as well. Much of the spread has been on the island of Oahu and according to Governor Ige, is suspect from the uncontrolled large gatherings happening, individuals not wearing masks and those doing so with little regard for safety.

Opening to Domestic TravelBeginning August 1, 2020. Travelers coming to Hawaii will need to obtain a Negative (PCR) result on a COVID-19 Test prior to your flight to Hawaii to not be subjected to a 14-day quarantine. The results of the test will need to be brought with you to show proof of the results. Travelers will be required to complete a Health Questionnaire to provide along with your test results. Prior to departing the airport your temperature taken to verify you do not have a reading 100.4 or above. Failing to be tested prior to arrival, not completing the Health Questionnaire or having a fever above 100.4 will subject Travelers to the quarantine. See more about Hawaii’s Reopening to Domestic Travelers

As of July 13, 2020 Governor Ige has announced that the plan to allow domestic visitors arrival with a COVID Negative test, “The state will now delay by at least a month the planned Aug. 1 reopening of Hawaii’s tourism industry with a traveler pre-testing program to at least September 1st.”

My Kauai Vacation Rental Concern for Health & Safety

We understand the concerns about the impact of COVID-19, the impact on traveling to our Island. It is always our primary goal to help each of our guests have a fabulous experience in Kauai as well as protect each of our Guests’ Health & Safety. We continue to diligently pursue the highest standards in ensuring the well being of our guests and workers. We do this so you can book with confidence knowing we are “Vacation Ready” and that we have even taken additional steps toward ensuring our already high standards while we implemented enhanced cleaning protocols and updated our Cancellation Policy for a more worry free experience.

Plan on the need to wear facemasks and maintaining the Social Distancing measures while in public on the islands in the near future. Hawaii, especially Kauai has enjoyed low numbers of COVID infections, hope all who travel to our island Paradise will help us keep it that way.

We have not been any infected visitors staying at our Vacation Home or any crew members working within our property.

We are accepting reservations for Inter-Island Travelers for the dates beginning July 16th, 2020. For our Inter-Island Guests Use Coupon Code: kama’aina for a Discount on Standard Rates. It is our goal to continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with the state of Hawaii’s mandates. Then will make a determination to reopen when it is safe for our guests and our fellow residents of Hawaii.

It is our hope that everyone has been encouraged to limit their travel during this time. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to My Kauai Vacation Rental in Kauai to enjoy the beach, the pool, and our aloha spirit in the very near future. In the meantime feel free to browse through our website planning activities and places you would like to visit when you are able to schedule your stay.

Mahalo

Additional Information & Updates

5/13/20 Kauai Mayor Signs Emergency Rules #8 & #9. The rules in short open beaches for locals and those that might be there and beyond the 14 days quarantine. The other rule extends the 14 day quarantine for any person that arrives on island, whether they are a visitor or local. The only exception to the 14 day quarantine is a health worker performing duties on island and for only the period they are working. Then must return to quarantine.

4/8/20 Kauai Mayor Signs a Supplementary Emergency Proclamation. This proclamation extends the Emergency Declaration through May 3rd, 2020.

3/24/20 Kauai Governor Implements Emergency Rule #5. This Rule has the over-arching goal of limiting as much movement throughout the island as much as possible by providing additional clarification and restrictions on businesses within the exempt categories for operating and individuals’ interaction with those businesses.

3/23/20 Gov. David Ige orders all Hawaii residents to stay home starting Wednesday 3/25/20 under a statewide shutdown. The order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and will remain in effect through April 30. The mandate follows similar orders from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Maui Mayor Victorino, and Ige’s previous order requiring all visitors and returning residents to undergo a 14-day quarantine starting Thursday. “All residents must stay at home unless you work in essential businesses or operations,” Ige said. “If you are not a resident, your residence in Hawaii may include hotels, motels or shared rental units.” Exemptions outlined by the governor included health care, grocery stores and pharmacies, banks and other financial institutions, food production and farming, public and private schools, restaurants offering takeout, hotels, construction and essential government services.

Residents will be allowed to leave their homes for such needs as health care, buying food and gasoline and taking care of the elderly, children or people with disabilities. People may also leave home to pick up educational materials for distance learning, meals or other related services, and they may exercise outdoors, including surfing and swimming, as well as walking pets on a leash, “provided that social distancing measures are followed.” Failing to comply with the order is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $5,000, one year in jail or both.

3/22/20 Hawaiian Airlines to Suspend most of its long-haul passenger service in response to a 14-day, state-ordered quarantine for all arrivals beginning Thursday, March 26. The airline will maintain its regular flight schedule through Wednesday to allow guests to return home and to accommodate the repatriation of aircraft before finalizing significant reductions of its domestic and international passenger network. The airline, which has begun notifying guests about the quarantine rule, has restricted passenger bookings on its network while it finalizes its April schedule.

The airline will evaluate its transpacific cargo network and may provide passenger access on any additional flights for travelers willing to undergo the mandated self-imposed quarantine. Hawaiian will also be reducing its Neighbor Island schedule — starting with the suspension of ‘Ohana by Hawaiian service between Honolulu and Kapalua in West Maui effective Wednesday — but intends to maintain a network that will continue to provide connectivity for guests traveling within the state.

3/21/20 Kauai Mayor implements Emergency Rule #4 to limit use of Kauai Beaches within the guideline of of no more than 10 people gathering. Requires that in order to use beaches or facilities that a Day-Use Permit must be obtained prior to visiting the beach properties. Permits can be obtained through Kauai Parks & Recreation website. This requirement excludes residents from having to purchase permits, but encourages limiting exposure to others.

3/21/20 Kauai Mayor implements Emergency Rule #3 Closure of all non-essential businesses. Stopping Gatherings of 10 or more people, Take Out of Meals from restaurants is OK, and closure of bars, clubs, places of entertainment, visitor attractions, and places of worship.

3/19/20 Hawaii Governor Places Mandated 14 day Quarantine order for arrivals (Visitors or Residents Returning) from mainland or other locations. As of Thursday, All visitors and returning residents to Hawaii will be required to complete a mandatory, 14-day quarantine in what the governor on Saturday called an “extreme action” aimed at stopping the spread of corona virus in Hawaii. Hawaiian is committed to providing one daily nonstop flight between Honolulu (HNL) and Los Angeles (LAX) and its Thursday flight between HNL and American Samoa (PPG) in order to provide a baseline of out-of-state access.

The mandate stops short of the shutdown that a number of Hawaii leaders had been calling for, but authorities believe it will effectively bring tourism in the islands to a standstill. https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/03/22/live-governor-expected-announce-new-restrictions-bid-fight-spread-virus/

3/18/20 Mayor Derek Kawakami implements Emergency Rule #2 and said the island-wide curfew begins Friday, and will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Everyone on Kauai must remain in their homes during those times. https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/03/18/kauai-mayor-institutes-nighttime-curfew-sweeping-effort-address-coronavirus/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

World Health Organization (WHO)

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

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