COVID-19 Video Update

Friday, May 29, 2020

To see previous updates, please visit the County of Kaua'i Facebook Page.

To request an exemption or for clarification on the Governor's rules, please email covidexemption@hawaii.gov

KAUAI COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY
(Updated on 5/29 at 12:00 p.m.)
TOTAL (NEW) 20(0)
RECOVERED/TRANSFERRED* 20
ACTIVE 0
(0 HOME, 0 FACILITY, 0 HOSPITALIZED)
FATALITIES 0
RESIDENCE**  
VISITOR 5
RESIDENT 15
*Transferred means that the case has moved to/returned to another jurisdiction.
**All but one Kauai case of COVID-19 has been confirmed to be travel-related.
One case has no clear source of infection and is considered our first indication of community transmission.

Kauai COVID-19 Epi Curve

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Mayor's Emergency Proclamation (03/04/2020)

Emergency Rule #1 (03/16/2020)

Emergency Rule #2 (03/18/2020) REPEALED MAY 6, 2020

Emergency Rule #3 (03/21/2020) EXPIRED MAY 3, 2020

Emergency Rule #4 (03/21/2020) EXPIRED MAY 3, 2020

Emergency Rule #5 (03/24/2020) EXPIRED MAY 3, 2020

Emergency Rule #6 (04/13/2020) EXPIRED MAY 3, 2020

Emergency Rule #7 (05/03/2020)

Emergency Rule #8 (05/13/2020)

Emergency Rule #9 (05/13/2020)

​Emergency Rule #10 (05/21/2020)

Emergency Rule #11 (05/28/2020)

Governor's Documents

To request an exemption or for clarification on the Governor's rules, please email covidexemption@hawaii.gov.  Documents can be found below:

 

Emergency Proclamation (03/05/2020)

Supplementary Proclamation (03/16/2020)

Second Supplementary Proclamation (03/21/2020)

Third Supplementary Proclamation (03/23/2020)

Fourth Supplementary Proclamation (03/31/2020)

Fifth Supplementary Proclamation (04/17/2020)

Sixth Supplementary Proclamation (04/25/2020)

Seventh Supplementary Proclamation (05/05/2020)

Eighth Supplementary Proclamation (05/18/2020)

Executive Order 20-01 (03/23/2020)

Executive Order 20-02 (03/29/2020)

Executive Order 20-03 (04/07/2020)

Executive Order 20-04 (04/16/2020)

Executive Order 20-05 (04/16/2020)

Current Closures

  • County-related postponements, cancelations, changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) can be found in the press releases below.
  • No cruise ships are arriving in April.  Many have extended their suspensions of sailings until mid-May.
  • Matson's statement regarding continuity of operations can be found here.
  • Hawaii High School Athletic Association
  • Hawaii Department of Education - School facilities closed to students through April 30 with the exception of grab-and-go meal sites, details can be found here.

COVID-19 Press Releases


Thursday, May 28, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Department of Parks and Recreation
The County of Kaua‘i announces the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Waimea and Kapa‘a swimming pools in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for The Kaua‘i Bus
LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Transportation Agency in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Friday, May 22, 2020
Mayor Kawakami’s Emergency Rule 10 goes into effect today
LĪHU’E—Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami’s Emergency Rule 10 is now in effect, following Governor David Ige’s signature of approval on Thursday. In accordance with the Governor’s phased reopening plan, called the “State Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience,” Mayor’s Emergency Rule 10 reopens a number of medium risk businesses and activities.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
DOW reminds schools, hotels and commercial properties to flush plumbing fixtures prior to reopening to the public
LIHUE – The Department of Water (DOW) reminds schools, hotel properties and large commercial facilities to conduct a flushing of all plumbing fixtures throughout their property at least once a week and prior to reopening to the public. The flushing recommendation is also extended to properties that have significantly reduced the water demand within their systems during COVID-19 related closures or extended property vacancies.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Finance Department
The County of Kaua‘i Finance Department announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Thursday, May 14, 2020
REMINDER: Department of Motor Vehicles to reopen to the public by appointment only
LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Finance Department announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Department of Parks and Recreation
The County of Kaua‘i announces the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Wailua Golf Course in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Mayor Kawakami announces Mayor’s Emergency Rules 8 and 9, which reopen beaches and extend mandatory quarantine
LĪHU’E – Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami’s announced that beaches will reopen Friday, May 15 as a two-week pilot program under Mayor’s Emergency Rule 8, which was approved by Governor David Ige.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Department of Parks and Recreation
The County of Kaua‘i announces the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Wailua Golf Course in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Friday, May 1, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for The Kaua‘i Bus
LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for The Kaua‘i Bus in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Friday, May 1, 2020
Department of Motor Vehicles and Real Property offices remain closed to the public; Changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) announced
LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i Finance Department announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Thursday, April 30, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Department of Parks and Recreation
The County of Kaua‘i announces the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Wailua Golf Course in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Thursday, April 23, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for The Kaua‘i Bus
LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for The Kaua‘i Bus service and administrative offices in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua’i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Department of Parks and Recreation establishes maximum capacities of designated houseless campgrounds
LĪHU‘E – The Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing that it has established maximum capacities for each of the five campgrounds that were designated for our houseless community in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of them and the people of Kaua’i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Boards and Commissions meetings

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Boards and Commissions meetings in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Tuesday, April 14, 2020
KPD offers new options for filing reports online

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) has launched an online platform that allows people to conveniently file reports, including those pertaining to violations of COVID-19 emergency orders.


Tuesday, April 14, 2020
DOW continues late payment fee waiver until further notice

LIHUE – The Department of Water (DOW) continues to monitor the effects of the COVID-19 situation and are mindful of its customer’s ability to make on-time payments during this time.  Therefore, DOW intends to continue to waive its late payment fee; upon request, for customers in need.  The late payment fee waiver applies to billing statements dated from March 1st, 2020 until further notice. 


Saturday, April 11, 2020
Kaua‘i police arrest couple for violating 14-day quarantine

LĪHU‘E — Kaua‘i police arrested 36-year-old Adam Schwarze of ‘Aiea, Hawai‘i and 31-year-old Desiree Marvin of Alexandria, Virginia on Friday for violating the state’s COVID-19 mandatory 14-day quarantine emergency order. 


Thursday, April 9, 2020
County of Kaua‘i grants special tax arrangements for real property taxpayers qualified for additional home exemption

The Real Property Assessment Division is announcing that it will not require taxpayers whose 2020 Assessment included the Additional Home Exemption Relating to Owner-Occupants’ Income or Very Low Income Tax Credit for the 2020 Tax Year to re-apply for the 2021 Tax Year.


Thursday, April 9, 2020
K-PAL flag football season canceled

LĪHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Police Department is announcing the cancelation of its K-PAL flag football season that was slated to begin this summer. 


Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Mayor Kawakami amends Emergency Rule #5

LĪHU’E—Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami has amended Emergency Rule #5 in response to newly recognized issues in the community.


Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Kaua‘i police issue nearly 60 misdemeanor citations to-date

LĪHU‘E — Kaua‘i police have issued almost 60 misdemeanor citations to-date in relation to violations of the county’s COVID-19 curfew and stay-at-home emergency orders, as well as the state’s 14-day travel quarantine order.  


Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Hawai‘i National Guard to assist KPD with checkpoints

The Hawai‘i National Guard will be assisting Kaua‘i police at two checkpoints on island on Tuesday in order to help monitor compliance of state and county emergency orders that are in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 


Monday, April 6, 2020
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Good Friday, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Friday, April 10, along with all refuse transfer stations, the Kekaha Landfill, and the Puhi Metals Recycling Facility.


Monday, April 6, 2020
Curfew and stay-at-home orders result in fewer traffic crashes

LĪHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Police Department’s implementation of the emergency curfew and stay-at-home orders, along with the the community’s compliance, have significantly reduced the number of traffic crashes islandwide.


Monday, April 6, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Department of Parks and Recreation

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Department of Parks and Recreation (DOPR) in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Monday, April 6, 2020
KPD resumes firearms records operations by appointment only

LĪHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) resumed limited firearms records operations on March 31 and is expected to expand to full-service operations by appointment only on April 7.


Sunday, April 5, 2020
Reynolds Recycling in Līhu‘e closed until further notice

Reynolds Recycling in Līhu‘e is closed until further notice due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Friday, April 3, 2020
Kaua‘i police arrest third man for violating 14-day quarantine

LĪHU‘E — Kaua‘i police arrested a third man, 31-year-old Bobby Edwards of Boynton, Florida on Friday for violating the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine order. 


Thursday, April 2, 2020
Kaua‘i police arrest Washington man for violating 14-day quarantine

LĪHU‘E – Kaua‘i police arrested 50-year-old Devin Martin of Olympia, Washington on Thursday for violating the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine order.


Thursday, April 2, 2020
Kaua‘i police continue efforts to curb COVID-19 community spread

KAPA‘A – On Wednesday, Kaua‘i police conducted an extensive COVID-19 related checkpoint on Kūhiō Highway by the south end entrance of the Kapa‘a Bypass Road, in accordance with the statewide emergency proclamation and county emergency rules.


Thursday, April 2, 2020
KPD warns of stricter punishments for graffiti and vandalism

LĪHU‘E – Vandalism and graffiti have been on the rise in county parks since the COVID-19 crisis and Kaua‘i police are warning those who are committing these crimes that violators will face harsher punishments.


Thursday, April 2, 2020
Licensed establishments approved for “to-go” sealed wine, beer sales with takeout meal orders

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Liquor Control is announcing that licensed establishments may sell sealed “to-go” wine and/or beer with takeout meal orders.


Thursday, April 2, 2020
KPD warns public to be aware of rising number of scams

LĪHU‘E – Due to recent alerts, the Kaua‘i Police Department is urging residents and businesses to be aware of potential scams. Scammers are taking advantage of the current global COVID-19 crisis to steal money and personal information.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Department of Public Works, Buildings Division

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Department of Public Works, Buildings Division, in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Public access to Motor Vehicle Registration, Drivers Licensing Division sections to close through April 30

Effective through April 30, subject to extension as necessary, and pursuant to the Governor and Mayor’s stay-at-home orders, public access to the Motor Vehicle Registration Section and Drivers’ License Division will be closed through April 30.


Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Kaua‘i police arrest Florida man for violating 14-day quarantine

LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Police Department arrested 62-year-old Dwight Anthony Tucker of Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday for violating the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine order.


Monday, March 30, 2020
KPD answers FAQs regarding stay-at-home order

Kaua‘i police are asking the public to please consider the nature of their non-emergency calls before contacting dispatch at 241-1711.


Sunday, March 29, 2020
Refuse transfer stations for essential use only

County Officials would like to remind the public that  while County refuse transfer stations located in Hanalei, Kapa‘a, Līhu‘e, and Hanapēpē remain open during normal facility hours, use shall be limited to disposal of solid waste items resulting from essential activity, in observance of Mayor Kawakami’s Emergency Rule #5.


Friday, March 27, 2020
Kaua‘i learns of two new positive COVID-19 cases

LĪHU`E— On Friday, county officials were informed of two new positive COVID-19 test results, which brings the cumulative total to seven cases for Kaua‘i.


Friday, March 27, 2020
KPD continues to conduct checkpoints around island

The Kaua‘i Police Department initiated islandwide checkpoints on Thursday in an effort to help mitigate the proliferation of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i, and in accordance with the statewide emergency proclamation and county emergency rules.


Friday, March 27, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Department of Public Works, Engineering Division

LĪHU‘E  – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division, in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua’i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Thursday, March 26, 2020
Kaua‘i police to conduct islandwide checkpoints

Beginning Thursday at 11 a.m., the Kaua‘i Police Department will be facilitating checkpoints at various locations around the island in response to the COVID-19 crisis.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
County encourages public to not flush wipes, paper towels

County officials would like to inform residents and businesses that wipes (including those labeled as “flushable”) and paper towels should not be flushed down the toilet.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
KPD Dispatch to screen calls for service

LĪHU‘E – Effective immediately, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kaua‘i Police Department dispatchers will be screening all incoming calls for service.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Mayor Kawakami signs Emergency Rule #5, implementing local guidance to Governor Ige’s Stay-at-Home Order

LĪHU`E— Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami announced Mayor’s Emergency Rule #5, which is “Kaua‘i’s Rules,” further implementing Governor David Ige’s statewide Stay-at-Home Order. This Rule goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, and will be in place until April 30. It may be amended or extended, if circumstances change.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020
County announces holiday closures

LĪHU‘E – In observance of Prince Kūhiō Day, County of Kaua‘i offices will be closed on Thursday, March 26, along with all refuse transfer stations and the Puhi Metals Recycling Facility.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Security deposits to be deferred at Koa’e Makana Workforce Housing in Kōloa

LĪHU‘E  –  Mark Development, with the support of Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, defers security deposits at Koa’e Makana Workforce Housing in Kōloa as the first 42 applicants selected their units.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Changes announced for vehicle licensing, safety check programs

The County of Kaua‘i is required  to follow the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division’s following changes to its vehicle licensing and safety check programs as part of the effort to reduce face-to-face interactions during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Monday, March 23, 2020
KPD closes walk-up window and firearms registration

LĪHU‘E – In an effort to practice the County of Kaua‘i’s social distancing messaging to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Kaua‘i Police Department is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its employees and community members.


Monday, March 23, 2020
Mayor Kawakami welcomes Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order, will establish ‘local rules’ for Kaua‘i

LĪHU`E—Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami welcomes and fully supports Governor David Igeʻs statewide Stay-at-Home Order, and will establish additional "local rules" for Kaua`i residents as they are identified.


Monday, March 23, 2020
Department of Liquor postpones Liquor Control Commission meetings

LĪHU‘E – The Department of Liquor Control is postponing its Liquor Control Commission meetings for April in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Monday, March 23, 2020
Public access to Motor Vehicle Registration, Drivers Licensing Division sections to close March 25 to April 3

Effective March 25 through April 3, and subject to extension as necessary, the County of Kaua‘i will be temporarily closing public access to the Motor Vehicle Registration Section and the Drivers Licensing Division. The health and safety of our associates is our primary focus. This is also consistent with the County’s messaging on social distancing and meant to encourage people to stay at home.


Sunday, March 22, 2020
Mayor Kawakami to announce enhanced efforts to combat COVID-19

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, in consultation with Governor David Ige and the mayors of the other islands, expects to refine our county’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak very shortly.


Sunday, March 22, 2020
All solid waste, recycling facilities remain open on Kaua‘i

County Officials are notifying the public that all solid waste and recycling facilities are fully operational at this time.


Sunday, March 22, 2020
Mayor's Emergency Rule 4

LĪHUʻE – Mayor Derek S. K Kawakami has signed Emergency Rule #4, requiring non-residents to obtain a day-usage permit for any County of Kaua‘i beach park.


Saturday, March 21, 2020
KPD thanks public for positive response to curfew

The Kaua‘i Police Department would like to thank the public for their overwhelmingly
positive response to the implementation of the curfew on Friday, and for voluntarily abiding by
the requirements of the curfew. There were no observed violations between 9 p.m. Friday and 5
a.m. Saturday. 


Saturday, March 21, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Department of Parks and Recreation

LĪHU‘E  – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Wailua Golf Course in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua’i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Saturday, March 21, 2020
Mayor Kawakami supports Gov. Ige’s 14-day mandatory quarantine for the State of Hawai‘i

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami expressed his support for Governor David Igeʻs decision to enact a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving from outside the state.


Friday, March 20, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for The Kaua‘i Bus

LĪHU‘E  – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for The Kaua‘i Bus service and administrative offices in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua’i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Friday, March 20, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for offices within Pi‘ikoi Building at Līhu‘e Civic Center

LĪHU‘E  – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for offices within the Pi‘ikoi Building at the Līhu‘e Civic Center in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua’i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Friday, March 20, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Department of Human Resources

LĪHU‘E  – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Department of Human Resources (HR) in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua’i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Thursday, March 19, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for The Agency on Elderly Affairs

Līhu‘e – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Agency on Elderly Affairs in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Thursday, March 19, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Office of Economic Development

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Office of Economic Development in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Thursday, March 19, 2020
DOW announces temporary customer service changes

LIHUE –During this time of awareness, protection and prevention against COVID-19, the Department of Water (DOW) will be implementing a temporary closure of its DOW offices and discontinuing all walk-in services, effective Friday, March 20, 2020.  DOW will continue to assist customers by phone, online, mail and email.


Thursday, March 19, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Wastewater Management Division

Līhu‘e – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Department of Public Works Wastewater Management Division in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Thursday, March 19, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Finance Department

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Finance Department in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Thursday, March 19, 2020
County announces launch of “Kūpuna Kare of Farmer Fare” program and economic partnership with Kaua'i’s Sunshine Market vendors and Kaua'i Food Bank

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kauai announces the launch of the “Kūpuna Kare of Farmer Fare” program in an effort to deliver fresh Kaua'i grown produce directly to kūpuna. This effort pairs Kauai’s Sunshine Market vendors, the Kauai Food Bank, and the County’s Economic Development and Elderly Affairs offices. This program will acquire produce from our County Sunshine Market Farmers and distribute to our high risk kūpuna over the age of 70 throughout the island.


Thursday, March 19, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Housing Agency

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Housing Agency in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Nighttime curfew to go into effect starting Friday, March 20 in support of emergency efforts; Mayor’s tells visitors “Kaua‘i is on vacation”

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S.K Kawakami has implemented, via emergency rule, an islandwide nighttime curfew beginning Friday, March 20. The curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. daily until further notice. Every individual within the County of Kaua‘i must remain in their residence during these specified hours.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
County announces changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for various County Agencies, Departments

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following County-related changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for various county agencies and departments in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).+


Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Finance Department announces further changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

LĪHU‘E – The Finance Department announces effective March 18, until further notice, the following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) will be implemented at the public-facing counters in the Kapule Building at the Līhu‘e Civic Center. 


Monday, March 16, 2020
County-related postponements, cancelations, changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) announced

LĪHU‘E – The County of Kaua‘i announces the following County-related postponements, cancelations, and changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Friday, March 13, 2020
K-PAL and community relations activities postponed until further notice

The Kaua'i Police Department is announcing the postponement of all K-PAL and community relations events beginning this weekend until further notice, due to public health concerns regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Friday, March 13, 2020
Sunshine Markets to close until further notice starting March 16

The County of Kaua'i Office of Economic Development is announcing closures of all eight Sunshine Markets - starting Monday, March 16 until further notice - due to the public health concerns regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Thursday, March 12, 2020
Department of Parks and Recreation announces closure of various facilities; Mayor’s Track Meet on April 4 and 5 is canceled

The County of Kaua‘i Department of Parks and Recreation is announcing closures of various county facilities and events – starting Monday, March 16, for a period of 60 days – due to the public health concerns regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Friday, March 6, 2020
Mayor Kawakami to deliver State of the County Address via video in lieu of public gathering

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami will deliver his second State of the County Address via video, which will be uploaded to the County of Kaua‘i website and Facebook page by noon on Friday, March 13.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Mayor signs emergency proclamation for COVID-19

LĪHU‘E – Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami has signed an emergency proclamation on March 4, 2020, for the County of Kaua‘i, in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Mayor’s proclamation was issued in coordination with the Governor’s Office and fellow counties.