Woman 'caught breaking quarantine after posting pictures from beach in Hawaii'

April Roach
Alyza Alder from Arizona has been arrested on charges that she violated Hawaii's mandatory 14-day quarantine: Hawaii Department of Health

A woman who travelled from Arizona to Hawaii was allegedly caught breaking self-quarantine orders after she posted pictures of herself posing on the beach.

Special agents from the Investigation Division of the Attorney General's department arrested Alyza Alder, 18, on Wednesday afternoon. She was charged with violating Hawaii's mandatory 14-day quarantine rule and for unsworn falsification to authority.

Visitors who travel to the area must self-isolate for 14 days.

Ms Alder from Gilbert, Arizona who travelled to Hawaii on May 6, was arrested on Wednesday at a fast food restaurant where she had taken employment. Under the state's coronavirus lockdown orders, police said Alder should have been self-isolating until Wednesday.

The Governor's office and the Hawaii Tourism Authority began building a case after Ms Alder allegedly began posting pictures of herself swimming off beaches in beaches in Lāʻie and Hau‘ula between May 8 and May 20.

The 18-year-old was taken into custody after a member of the public told authorities that she was allegedly in violation of the quarantine orders.

State Attorney General Clare Connors said: “We are asking everyone – returning residents and visitors – to abide by our state’s 14-day self-quarantine order.

"The 14-day self-quarantine rules protect everyone’s health and safety.

"As we’ve said before, if you come to Hawaii with the expectation that you can ignore the self-quarantine order, you very likely will be reported, arrested and end up in jail facing hefty fines. All of us must do our part to protect ourselves, our families, friends and guests.”

Ms Alder has been charged and her bail has been set at $2,000.

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