Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-02-23 00:02:23 –
Honolulu (KHON2) — Face covers are now a big part of our lives.
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Authorities continue to emphasize the importance of wearing them. However, some visitors do not seem to get the message.
Owners of the Hawaii Quarantine Cap Breakers say they noticed an increase in membership when asked about masks when there was news that a more contagious variant had arrived in the state. Through its social media pages, the FaceBook Group is aware of issues related to traveler quarantine and mandatory masking.
“Especially last week, reports about masks made a lot of noise,” said Angela Keane, owner of the Hawaii Quarantine Cap Breaker. “There have been some such posts within the last 48-72 hours.”
Keane says he noticed that few people in tourist areas wear face masks. She advised the tourism industry that visitors need to have marketing reminders, including digital messaging, from booking a trip to a hotel.
“It has to be everywhere,” Keane said. “We need to attack them with this because they don’t receive it. The current problem is that many locals are disgusted by tourists.”
The Hawaii Tourism Board says their efforts begin before tourists arrive.
“We are doing pre-arrival education,” said John de Fries of HTA. “Arrived after they arrived in Hawaii. That educational effort never stops. It’s happening in the lobby of every hotel in the airport. We’re working on a change in human behavior, so Needs to be strengthened. “
The Hawaii Lodge and Tourism Association states that mask mandates and other rules are a top priority in the hospitality industry.
HLTA’s Mufi Hannemann said, “So when we have an area with Clena, such as our property, I think we did a very good job of ensuring that.” “The challenge is when they leave the property and they are taking a walk. They go elsewhere, where the failure sometimes happens.”
Haneman also states that it is unfair to identify the problem to the visitor, as some residents should not be wearing masks.
Dr. Lee Ellen Buenconsejo-Lum of UH Medical School says he believes in wearing masks until 2021.
“There is still a long way to go before vaccination and vaccination. In fact, 75% to 80% of the population is vaccinated,” said Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum.
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