• Hawaii to allow travelers to skip quarantine with virus test

    11 days ago - By Chron

    HONOLULU - Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19.
    Travelers will have to take the test within 72 hours before their flight arrives in the islands. Ige said drug store operator CVS and healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente will conduct the tests as part of an agreement with the state.
    Earlier this year Ige planned to start a pre-travel testing program on Aug. 1 only to have to postpone it as COVID-19 cases spiked on the U.S. mainland and in Hawaii. A...
    Read more ...

     

  • CDC officials dismissed state and local health authorities' concerns about COVID-19 and suggested they seek advice from other states, documents show

    CDC officials dismissed state and local health authorities' concerns about COVID-19 and suggested they seek advice from other states, documents show

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised state and local health authorities to make their own decisions about how to handle the coronavirus pandemic as cases began to multiply around the country in March, documents obtained by USA Today showed.
    Officials attempting to contact the agency in some instances did not get a response, were hung up on, or were given advice that was not in line with scientific findings or the CDC's own policies, USA Today reported.
    In one instance, a CDC official told a Kentucky public health official that nursing homes should...
    Read more ...