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The Conversation: Enforcing Hawaii's Travel Quarantine

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What to do about Hawaii's 14-day quarantine as we look down the road to reopen for more tourism, maybe on Sept. 1. Are we ready? We are just coming off a COVID briefing where lawmakers demanded answers to that very question. What more should we be doing? What are the legal lines around enforcement, testing and improving compliance?

Today's guests:

  • Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors;
  • Honolulu Police Department Deputy Chief John McCarthy; and
  • Angela Keen of the Hawaii Quarantine Kapu Breakers, a grassroots group working to help identify violators.

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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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