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Oahu workers who went to Lanai positive for virus

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Oahu workers who went to Lanai positive for virus

Two construction workers from Oahu who were on Lanai last week have tested positive for COVID-19, state and Pulama Lana’i officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

Pulama Lana’i, the company that manages and oversees landowner Larry Ellison’s operations on the island, told The Maui News that the two contractors who were working on the island from Tuesday through Thursday of last week tested positive for the virus over the weekend and on Monday, respectively. The workers are now in quarantine.

“All Pulama Lana’i employees who may have been exposed are also in quarantine,” the company said via email. “Pulama Lanai continues to work closely with the Department of Health to adhere to proper protocols and safeguard the health of our community.”

Any Pulama employee who has been exposed can choose to be tested, the company said.

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The company added later Tuesday afternoon that it could not offer information as to how many employees were in contact with the construction workers, how many are now in quarantine, which company the contractors were with and what type of work they were doing on island. It directed those inquiries to the state Department of Health.

The Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center did not immediately respond to email requests for further comment Tuesday evening.

Dan Dennison, lead public information officer for the JIC, said in an email earlier in the day that the Honolulu residents developed symptoms while on Lanai. He added that contract tracing and investigation is under way.Maui County spokesman Chris Sugidono said the workers were tested on Oahu and remain in quarantine there. He added that the cases will not be attributed to Lanai but to Oahu.Lanai has […]

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