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...