(Honolulu, HI) – In wake of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) action declaring COVID-19 (coronavirus) as a global pandemic, Honolulu City Council – District VII candidate Jacob Aki has made the decision to suspend his campaign’s door knocking efforts.
He says that although this was a difficult decision, it was necessary to ensure the health and wellbeing of all residents and campaign volunteers.
“Our campaign is taking protective and preventative measures by following the recommendation set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to implement social distancing,” said Aki. “We’ve spent the last ten months knocking on thousands of doors and shaking hands with countless number of residents. Given this fact and to prevent any potential spread of germs and bacteria, we will be suspending our door knocking efforts for the time being.”
Aki says that he will continue to reach out to residents via social media, phone banking, email and sign waving activities.
“Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all residents, especially our kūpuna is of the utmost concern. Our team will continue voter outreach efforts through other modes of communication, and we will work with the community to provide the most up to date information on this issue.”