Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the second COVID-19 positive case on Molokai.
"I have been notified that test results for a second individual have returned positive on Molokai. The individual is an employee of Friendly Market Center and is in self-isolation. I have been told that all employees at Friendly Market Center have immediately self-quarantined and that the store will be closed until April 20.
Unfortunately, this situation was a strong possibility after the first individual, who also is a store employee, tested positive on Molokai. House Rep. Lynn DeCoite, Sen. Kalani English and I have all been working with the local businesses to help sanitize their buildings and surrounding areas. I want the residents of Molokai to know that we will make sure that services and goods will continue to arrive to the island. My primary focus is to maintain essential supplies for Molokai and ensure their health and safety.
I also want to remind our Molokai community to stay home as much as possible and follow social distancing rules. If you need to leave the house for essential things, please wear a mask and wash your hands thoroughly. Everyone needs to do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19."