A member of the Residents Covid-19 Coalition, U.N. Catastrophe Lead Stephen O’Neal, has proposed that the trajectory of COVID-19 on Maui is “critical,” and that our faculties and indoor eating are potential superspreader occasions.
He proposes a short lived opt-out of the state journey program like Kaua’i and a ban on indoor eating.
For our faculties, he recommends necessary steady-air trade indoors, using $20 field followers pulling air out of the indoor areas; necessary mask-wearing always inside (masks breaks exterior with minimal 6-foot distancing if completely crucial); and, most significantly, discipline inspections by Hawaii Division of Well being of faculty services.
In accordance with Mr. O’Neal, “Anticipating the DOE to behave extra successfully relating to this well being disaster is an unrealistic expectation. They’re educators, not well being specialists.”
The above suggestions might considerably cut back the chance in faculties for the neighborhood at giant. It’s strongly advisable that the mayor and Dr. Pang implement these proposed mitigations at this crucial time. As of Jan. 1, the numbers of recent circumstances on Maui are actually in triple digits and growing.
Christopher P. Fishkin