Spectators invited to be tested

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is investigating 30 cases of COVID-19 among customers and employees at The Republik nightclub. The 30 people were all at the nightclub for concerts on December 10 or 11.

All customers who visited the Republik on December 10 or 11 are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 regardless of symptoms or vaccination status.

There were between 900 and 1,000 people at the disco every night. Participants had to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The masks required for this inner location have been removed for eating and drinking.

Event coordinators informed attendees of a potential infection via email. The DOH thanks the management of The Republik for their assistance in the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, even mild, are urged to stay home to avoid work, school, and other activities. They should avoid others and get tested.

Anyone in close contact with someone known to be positive for COVID-19 should be tested regardless of their vaccination status.

The DOH advises people to administer home tests before and after travel and before attending gatherings or large events. Home tests are available for purchase at local pharmacies.

Information on free tests and vaccines is available at www.hawaiicovid19.com.

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PDF: Concert participants are invited to be tested

Corina C. Butler