A California couple was arrested at a Hawaii resort on Thursday for allegedly violating the island state’s necessary 14-day quarantine for vacationers.
Officers say the couple, from California’s Citrus Heights, got here to Honolulu on their honeymoon and arrived on the resort late Wednesday, when a entrance desk supervisor knowledgeable them in regards to the self-quarantine order.
The couple allegedly instructed the supervisor that airport personnel instructed them contradictory info, and after additional dialogue of the foundations, the Californians “scoffed at him once more after which left the resort,” in accordance with a press launch from Hawaii’s COVID-19 Joint Data Heart.
The couple, aged 20 and 26, subsequently returned to the resort with a pizza after midnight, and refused to signal the quarantine acknowledgment, officers say.
The couple was knowledgeable once more Thursday morning that they had been in violation of the state’s quarantine necessities earlier than being arrested, in accordance with the discharge.
“We recognize the vigilance and cooperation of the resort employees, and employees at different resorts, in serving to keep the well being and security of tourists and residents,” Hawaii Legal professional Basic Clare Connors stated in an announcement to CNN.
“It’s important that everybody flying into Hawai‘i at the moment, abide by our necessary guidelines. Legislation enforcement, in partnership with different state and county companies and the journey business, are persevering with to watch compliance with the necessary self-quarantine rule.”
Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued a compulsory 14-day quarantine for all passengers arriving within the state after March 26, and persevering with by Might 31.
— to www.cnn.com