Hawaii is proving qurantining travelers works

Hawaii has a mandatory 14-day quarantine on all incoming travelers in addition to a state-wide lockdown. Recent figures show that the number of new cases is dropping to almost nothing:

Once the active cases go to zero, it should be possible to lift the lockdown so long as the quarantine on travelers remains in effect.

Hawaii’s geography is unique, but can similar quarantines be a path to opening up the rest of the US?

Can a quarantine on incoming travelers combined with vigorous testing and follow up of any remaining cases that leak through allow large portions of the country to open up without risking an epidemic?

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Quarantine in conjunction with aggressively tracking and isolating community spread.

Especially since it’s in all 50 states in the US.

Once you have well established community spread nationwide, the number of cases coming in from overseas adds surprisingly little to the overall spread.

Hawaii is quarantining travelers from other states not just other countries.

Rhode Island is trying to enforce a similar policy:

Rhode Island is in the middle of a densely populated part of the country, and many people commute across state lines so the quarantine will be less effective.

No they can’t, you just said Hawaii’s geography is unique.

It’s ■■■■■■■ island.