Statement by Hana resident who test positive for COVID-19

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Aloha Hana,
I am sure many of you are already aware, but for those of you who aren’t, I am the female resident who has tested positive for COVID-19. I left for a trip to Canada on March 10th and returned home early on the 20th. Since returning home to Maui I have had absolutely no contact with anyone except for my husband and my daughter who have both also been in quarantine for 2 weeks now, and will continue to quarantine as advised. We have taken all the recommended precautions. As a type 1 diabetic, I am a high risk patient and for this reason I am now quarantining at my daughter’s house in Wailuku so I can be close to the hospital in case my condition quickly worsens. As of now, I am stable. Honestly, the worst part of my experience with this disease has been the unrelenting guilt since learning of my results yesterday afternoon. I would never intend to keep this a “secret” from my community, but have needed a little time to cope with the news on my own. I would NEVER knowingly do anything to jeopardize the health of any of you. I understand your frustration and fears, but please know I have done everything in my power to prevent any further spread of the disease. Continue to stay safe and protect yourselves.

If you have any concerns or questions about my symptoms or would just like to talk please feel free to contact me.