Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-18 22:15:39 –
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Mayor Michael Victorino tested negative for COVID-19 this weekend after meeting three unvaccinated Maui county residents who oppose state and county emergency public health regulations in person a few days ago. Two of the three residents later tested positive for COVID-19.
Three residents tested negative for the virus before the meeting on Thursday, but one of the attendees began to experience symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. Another participant also tested positive. Mayor Victorino learned of the exposure late Saturday through a social media post.
“I’m disappointed that no one contacted my office and immediately gave me a positive test,” said Mayor Victorino. “It was irresponsible and could lead to the spread of the disease by myself and a few executives. Because of the social media posts, I only knew about exposure.”
A member of his staff who attended the meeting with Mayor Victorino was tested for COVID-19 and was found to be negative. Executives were completely vaccinated.
A group of residents called for a face-to-face meeting with Mayor Victorino to advocate a town hall-style public event with others who oppose state and county security measures.
“As an administrative leader in this county, I have a duty to protect county employees and the general public. Therefore, because of the risk of encouraging direct group meetings, I went to a direct town hall style meeting. Does not participate, but I continue to meet virtually all members of the community. I value all perspectives. “
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