That Wisconsin Supreme Court striking down the virus lockdown has that state’s citizens going nuts about socializing and many of its bars packed with standing room only. The state has had about 470 deaths from COVID-19 and I’d expect the number of people infected and dying to rise with this end of social distancing and masks and closed places of high people-traffic.
But for us, the issue becomes how we prevent Wisconsinites from mixing with our people because of our very loosely enforced 14-day quarantine rule.
That would seem to demand an organized quarantine at one of our closed hotels near the Honolulu airport, with arriving visitors bussed there directly from the arrivals area, a guard assigned to monitor the “internees”, and those quarantined to be charged a daily fee for their room and board.
If that does not make good sense, please tell me where I’ve erred.
We have a low number of infections and deaths. We should not allow those who may be ignoring good containment (like Wisconsinites) to do self-quarantine at a place of their choosing.
Americans have a “don’t tread on me” attitude from the get-go and that makes it difficult for government to impose restrictions in time of an emergency. So we in Hawaii have used restrictions with a light touch so far.
I do not want to be health-threatened by any Wisconsinites who may be among the 200+ visitors who still arrive by air on any given day.
That’s treading on me! I hope you’ll make this new threat clear to the governor and the county mayors and demand strict controls on outsiders coming in.