Health officials identify 2 eateries as source of multiple COVID clusters on Kauai

Updated: May. 2, 2021 at 12:58 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai County officials have identified two Lihue restaurants as the source of multiple COVID clusters on the island.

The news comes as the island works to contain growing community spread.

Officials said Rob’s Good Times Grill and Troy’s Bar are likely sources of exposure for a number of new cases — with exposure happening between April 16 and 29.

There were also individuals with COVID-19 who attended:

  • The Ekolu Mea Nui drive-in concert at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue on April 24.
  • and the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort Brunch Babes show in Kapaa on April 17 and 18.

Health officials urged anyone who were at these sites during the time periods identified to get tested and monitor for COVID symptoms.

Free testing at the Convention Hall is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“I am grateful for our business community and those taking the right steps to protect the health and safety of our people,” said Mayor Derek Kawakami, in a news release.

“We know what needs to be done to stop the spread of this virus. Please wear your mask, avoid large gatherings, get tested if you’ve been exposed, and get vaccinated if you’re able.”

On Sunday, Kauai saw nine new cases of COVID-19. That’s brings the total number of active cases on the island to 75.

For more information on testing and vaccines on Kauai, click here.

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