COVID-19 is a treatable virus, not a horrible condition, but that isn’t the case for Mayor Rick Blangiardi of Oahu, Hawaii.
Recently, the Aloha State has enforced some of America’s most Orwellian COVID policies, and their tyrants are still going full steam ahead.
Hawaii News Now reported:
Although the number of new COVID cases in Hawaii is declining, Honolulu Emergency Services Director Dr. Jim Ireland says the need for quarantine facilities remains.
That’s why Ewa’s newest affordable housing project will temporarily house COVID patients who have nowhere else to go. Ireland said the units will also help take some strain off Hawaii hospitals.
The housing project, West Loch Modular, officially opened its doors Monday morning.
“It’s brand new. It’s open. It’s empty,” Ireland said, of the project located off Renton Road. “We are using the first and second floor for quarantine. We’re going to be providing 24 to 28 units here.”
It’s the third isolation facility to open on Oahu this month.
On Dec. 31, state contracts for quarantine hotel rooms expired so now it’s up to the counties to find and maintain their own sites.
Last Monday, the state’s largest homeless service provider set up three large tents on Sand Island to house some shelter guests who test positive.
Institute for Human Services spokesperson Jill Wright confirmed as of Monday morning six people were isolated there.
Stay away from Hawaii…Oahu opened a new facility for COVID-19 patients who need a place to isolate or quarantine. https://t.co/8FRtD9FARE
— HealthyLife.Net (@PositiveRadio) February 2, 2022
This is absurd.
Awesome, we just opened our 2nd new “quarantine facility” here on Oahu! The 26 unit facility only cost 21 million or $808,000/unit (fittingly our area code is 808) to build! BTW, we’re overwhelmingly a 1 party state…can you guess which one?https://t.co/ZIDq9yrRfk
— Dr. Clemson (@mikemcmannmd) February 1, 2022
AP News also reported:
The facility is the second of its kind on the island and will start with 26 units that can expand to 50, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday.
The first facility has 30 isolation units with 56 beds. That facility has been nearly full in recent weeks as the state has dealt with a record wave of omicron cases.
“We are opening this facility out of an abundance of caution,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi in a statement to the Star-Advertiser. “However, we remain optimistic that the omicron variant has peaked with an anticipated decline in the need for isolation and quarantine resources in the near future.”
According to the City, this facility will provide added capacity to the City’s isolation and quarantine facility currently available at Harbor Arms in Aiea.
Each unit is fully furnished and has its own kitchen and bathroom,” said Director of the Honolulu Emergency Services Department Dr. Jim Ireland. “The building was originally built as affordable [housing] for individuals and couples of O’ahu at or below 50% of the area median income and is slated to open after its use as an isolation and quarantine facility.”
If individuals need to stay at the facility, they may call the Aloha United Way at 211.