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Hawaiians' response to shutdown is family-focused


May 27, 2020

By Andrew Allen

As I write, the island of Hawaii has zero active cases of coronavirus.

Yes, we are still sheltering in place at home until the end of the month, along with a 14-day quarantine for visitors to the state. Things are slowly turning on, but the vast majority are in favor of a slow rollout.

The culture here values life and understands that you can’t un-bury the dead, but we can always rebuild the economy, when it’s time.

A common phrase or belief here is that “we shall stay apart now so no one is missing when we come back together.”

You see, “Aloha” is more than a...

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