Four Seasons Maui in Hawaii May Create a Resort Bubble, as may other Maui and Kauai resorts. While Hawaii has delayed its reopening to October 2020 or later, most of the recent surge in coronavirus cases has occurred on the main island of Oahu; Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island have fewer active COVID-19 cases. That prompted Governor Ige to sign an emergency proclamation on 8/20 to allow counties to establish resort bubbles.
At the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, this would involve a RFID wristband that would serve as a keyless entry method to the guest's room and other resort areas, and work with geofencing technology to ensure guests remained within the designated areas. Outside guests would not be permitted at the resort.
RFID wristbands are already used at Four Seasons Lanai, and even come in kid sizes.
Guests would sign a waiver allowing the resort to track their movements and health, and this would have to be clearly disclosed during the reservation process.
Resort bubbles would not substitute for a negative PCR test result prior to boarding a flight for Hawaii, which will still be a prerequisite to avoid Hawaii's 14-day quarantine. But the resort bubble could help make the resorts some of the safest places on the island.
Other Health and Safety Measures
Already, the Four Seasons Maui has invested in standalone ionizer air purifiers, and each room has a UV sanitation box for the remote control, to sanitize it; the box can also be used to sanitize cell phones and car keys. Employees and guests are temperature screened, and social distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols are being implemented.
The resort is also hiring an onsite medical professional and is designating a special 5th floor annex as a quarantine area, to quarantine any guests who do become ill.
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