Sheltered from virus, Kauai plans cautious return to tourism

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Sheltered from virus, Kauai plans cautious return to tourism

Sheltered from virus, Kauai begins to loosen restrictions
A person stands in front of the Pacific Ocean at The Cliffs at Princeville resort, one of several “resort bubble” properties on Kauai, in Princeville, Hawaii. The rural island of Kauai in Hawaii is one of the world’s most sought-after vacation destinations, but it has been nearly impossible to visit for most of the past year because of quarantine and other coronavirus restrictions. But the economy has suffered and now local officials are loosening restrictions.
People sit at the bar at Rob’s Good Times Grill in Lihue, Hawaii. Rob Silverman, the owner of Rob’s Good Times Grill, says he was able to pivot to takeout and eventually in-house service focused on locals after the pandemic hit.
People sit at the bar at Rob’s Good Times Grill in Lihue, Hawaii. Rob Silverman, the owner of Rob’s Good Times Grill, says he was able to pivot to takeout and eventually in-house service focused on locals after the pandemic hit.
Sean Burpee, general manager of Timbers Kauai resort in Lihue, Hawaii, wears a monitoring bracelet connected to a tracking app on his smartphone while he quarantines at the resort.
People line up to get COVID-19 vaccinations in Lihue, Hawaii. The county leads Hawaii in the number of residents who have received at least one dose, at 23%.
A woman gets a COVID-19 vaccinations in Lihue, Hawaii. The rural island of Kauai in Hawaii is one of the world’s most sought-after vacation destinations, but it has been nearly impossible to visit for most of the past year because of coronavirus restrictions. But the economy has suffered and now local officials are loosening restrictions. Health officials pointed to Kauai’s vaccination program as part of that decision.

Sheltered from virus, Kauai plans cautious return to tourism

A person stands in front of the Pacific Ocean at The Cliffs at Princeville resort, one of several “resort bubble” properties on Kauai, in Princeville, Hawaii. The rural island of Kauai in Hawaii is one of the world’s most sought-after vacation destinations, but it has been nearly impossible to visit for most of the past year because of quarantine and other coronavirus restrictions. But the economy has suffered and now local officials are loosening restrictions.
People sit at the bar at Rob’s Good Times Grill in Lihue, Hawaii. Rob Silverman, the owner of Rob’s Good Times Grill, says he was able to pivot to takeout and eventually in-house service focused on locals after the pandemic hit.
People sit at the bar at Rob’s Good Times Grill in Lihue, Hawaii. Rob Silverman, the owner of Rob’s Good Times Grill, says he was able to pivot to takeout and eventually in-house service focused on locals after the pandemic hit.
Sean Burpee, general manager of Timbers Kauai resort in Lihue, Hawaii, wears a monitoring bracelet connected to a tracking app on his smartphone while he quarantines at the resort.
People line up to get COVID-19 vaccinations in Lihue, Hawaii. The county leads Hawaii in the number of residents who have received at least one dose, at 23%.
A woman gets a COVID-19 vaccinations in Lihue, Hawaii. The rural island of Kauai in Hawaii is one of the world’s most sought-after vacation destinations, but it has been nearly impossible to visit for most of the past year because of coronavirus restrictions. But the economy has suffered and now local officials are loosening restrictions. Health officials pointed to Kauai’s vaccination program as part of that decision.
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