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Quarantine best option for health of Hawaii

Hawaii, by nature, is isolated. It is surrounded by ocean on all sides, about 1,860 miles from the nearest continent. This is an invaluable asset when it comes to preventing any COVID-19 from spreading, either into the state or out into the world.

Without quarantining newcomers, this asset is all but useless. While many businesses are pushing for the two-week quarantine to be disbanded in order to benefit from greater tourist ingress, the health of the state should come first.

In addition, more businesses will be forced to shut down if the workers become sick. This quarantine is the best option for both the health of Hawaii and our economy.

Austin Lugo

Wailuku

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