Report: Couple knowingly boarding SFO flight to Hawaii after positive COVID tests

A couple learned what happens if you board a flight knowing that you are infected with the coronavirus.

You get arrested.

A report from KRON 4 said the man and woman, both age 46, were from Wailua, Kauai. They reportedly boarded a flight at San Francisco International Airport bound for Lihue despite having tested positive for COVID-19 and therefore knowing they were placing other passengers in “danger of death.”

They had a child in tow.

The couple was charged with reckless endangerment and posted bail that was set at $1,000 each.

Airlines ban infected travelers from boarding flights and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requires anyone in the country who has tested positive to isolate themselves from others.

In addition, Hawaii has strict COVID-19 rules in place, requiring travelers to test negative for the virus before boarding a flight for the islands to bypass a 14-day quarantine. Kauai recently tightened its rules and now requires all nonessential travelers to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.

The San Francisco Police Department Airport Bureau wasn’t immediately available for comment on this story. 

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