How is everyone holding up? We’re still here, staying home, wearing our fashionable face masks, and doing all those things that keep us safe and healthy. Hey. Times are tough, but don’t worry, when Kauai opens back up again, I will resume with the events listings for all your best choices for weekend fun. For now, though, here’s some good news, some new and featured listings, plus a quick market update.
Kauai COVID-19 Updates
In most recent news, Kauai still has 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while statewide there are 613 confirmed cases. Kauai has remained at 21 confirmed cases for over 15 days with NO ACTIVE CASES! There has been talk of slowly re-opening Kauai as early as May 3rd; however, continuing the 14-day quarantine for all visitors and inter-island travelers.
Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami has implemented 6 Emergency Rules as of April 29, 2020 and our Governor David Ige signed a 6th supplementary emergency proclamation extending the stay-at-home order across the state through May 31. For more information, visit www.kauai.gov/covid-19
- Mayor’s Emergency Rule #1
- Mayor’s Emergency Rule #2 (AMENDED RULE)
- Mayor’s Emergency Rule #3
- Mayor’s Emergency Rule #4
- Mayor’s Emergency Rule #5 (AMENDED RULE)
- Mayor’s Emergency Rule #6
- *NEW* – The USDA announced that it will provide $16B in direct payments to farmers and ranchers. However, they are still working out the rule-making process for that direct payment program. Early sign-up begins in May, which will get payments our to producers by the end of May or early June.
- *NEW* – The American Farmland Relief Trust or AFT Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers and ranchers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each. Eligible producers with an annual revenue between $10,000 and $1M from sales at farmers’ markets and/or direct sales to restaurants, caterers, schools, stores, or markets who use farm products as inputs. To apply visit HERE.
For real-time updates and helpful resources, check out my Kauai Life with COVID-19 Facebook Group and my Liv Kauai’s COVID-19 Resource Page below.
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