"Nearly 100 Hawaii doctors and medical providers are imploring Gov. David Ige to mandate the shutdown of all non-essential businesses and order residents to stay home to stop the rapidly spreading coronavirus."
“Our governor’s actions yesterday were a start, but not enough,” Deborah Zysman, executive Director of the Hawaii Children’s Action Network said in a news release. “Governor Ige must mandate extreme social distancing measures before the spread worsens.”
Jessica Yamauchi, executive director of the Hawaii Public Health Institute, warned that infections will continue to grow.
“We recently saw our first confirmed case of community spread; if we wait to act until the situation gets worse, it will be too late,” she said.