A member of the Covid-19 Citizen Coalition, UN Catastrophe Chief Stephen O’Neal, has proposed that the trajectory of COVID-19 in Maui is “critical,” and that our indoor faculties and dinners are potential over-spreading occasions.
It proposes a short lived exclusion from the state journey program like Kaua’i and a ban on consuming indoors.
For our faculties, he recommends necessary fixed air alternate indoors, utilizing $ 20 field followers that draw air from indoors; necessary use of the masks always indoors (the masks is damaged exterior with a minimal distance of 6 ft if completely mandatory); and, most significantly, subject inspections performed by the Hawaii Division of Well being of faculty amenities.
In accordance with Mr. O’Neal, “Anticipating the DOE to behave extra successfully on this well being disaster is an unrealistic expectation. They’re educators, not well being specialists ”.
The above suggestions might considerably scale back the danger in faculties to the neighborhood at giant. It’s strongly advisable that the Mayor and Dr. Pang implement these proposed mitigations at this vital time. As of January 1, the variety of new instances in Maui is now within the triple digits and growing.
Christopher P. Fishkin