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Off the News: Lanai eases up on restrictions

Lanai’s lockdown was eased Thursday, to a “safer at home” order from a strict “stay at home” one. That’s a huge relief, signaling a decrease in alarming coronavirus spread over the past few weeks: the island of 2,000 residents saw its first-ever COVID-19 case on Oct. 20, and the count quickly spiked, to 106 total as of this week.

Lanai’s outbreak showed the potential for rapid spread absent constant vigilance of the “3 Ws”: wearing masks, washing hands and watching for 6-feet social distancing. Lanai now seems to be rebounding — as is hoped for the rest of the state.

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