You asked: should I cancel my kids’ end-of-summer trip?

Karen Edwards, professor and chair of the department of epidemiology [and bio-statistics] at University of California at Irvine warns that Hawaii is in a much different place in terms of the coronavirus now than a couple of months ago. The state is experiencing a case surge, and it is reinstating local restrictions to prevent further spread. “The upswing in cases is likely to continue over the several weeks so I would consider cancelling and rescheduling at a later date when cases are down and restrictions are removed,” Edwards said in an email.