Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami says he is alarmed about the recent uptick in cases on his island and across the state.
The Garden Isle's 10-week streak of being COVID-19 free ended on June 18 when a person who did not show symptoms tested positive.
"In some cases, the infected traveler had no symptoms, but still infected family members. And those family members can spread the virus before they know they are sick. This is one way the disease sneaks back into our community," Mayor Kawakami said.
Since that time the island has reported 20 new cases.