Health official said the man from Japan was staying in a timeshare at the Grand Waikkian by Hilton Grand Vacations.
”They have been informed about this problem and they are helping and cooperating with us and trying to identify close contacts while living here,” said Dr. Bruce Anderson, Health Dept. Director.
The hotel is working closely with health agencies, the Hawaii Tourism Authority said.
”He is seeking guidance from the health department but he is in the process and maybe you need to reach out to them for what they are doing, every organization has something different to do with it, but they are focused on protecting the rest of the visitors and colleagues,” said Chris Tatum of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Hotel workers and union representatives said they would like to know more.
”Guests of the Waikikian can reach everywhere in the village, explained housekeeper Mary Taboniar.” So we do know the spread of the virus so I hope that the Hilton Airport will find people who come in contact with this guest and take appropriate precautions and appropriate solutions.”
He said that gloves and masks are part of the maid’s uniform.
The representative of the union said they had first heard about the news conference.
”Of course, we are worried, but we are still trying to find out more about the reward because a we know afternoon,” said Gemma Weinstein, president of Local 5.
We want to make sure everyone is safe but we don’t know the correct information yet so we look forward to the reward.
Hilton Hawaiian Village said the Grand Waikikian is under Hilton Grand Vacations which is an independent owner. We’ll follow up with them for more information.