DOH investigating COVID clusters on Oahu, Maui tied performing arts
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Department of Health is investigating recent clusters of COVID-19 cases tied to performing arts.
Officials said 25 cases were linked to an unnamed Oahu studio that offers dance and singing classes.
According to DOH, in one instance, a vocal instructor wore a mask during vocal lessons but took it off while teaching proper singing techniques. The students did not wear masks while singing.
And in March, four cases were linked to a luau on Maui.
Health officials said three of the dancers and one household contact had contracted COVID-19.
Investigators found dancers spent time together backstage, unmasked and with limited airflow.
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