Ige approves ‘resort bubble’ program for Kauai

Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami announced a new emergency rule that establishes an enhanced movement quarantine, or “resort bubble” program.

The program, which was approved Tuesday by Gov. David Ige, would permit visitors to leave their hotel rooms to use the resort’s property during their mandatory quarantine period. The resort bubble concept is a voluntary program for both the resorts and the visitors.

In order to participate, resorts must establish security and enforcement policies to protect the safety of guests and employees of the resort. Security and enforcement are the responsibility of the resort, and all rules, such as mask wearing and physical distancing, must be followed.

Visitors at a bubble resort must agree to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet that is tracked by the resort. Within established limits, they can use the entire resort property, including on-site pools and restaurants.

If the monitoring unit is tampered with or the visitor leaves the property, hotel security will notify police for enforcement.

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