The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has moved Kauai County from the yellow, medium-risk community level to the red, high-risk community level.

Under CDC guidelines, those living in counties with high-risk community levels should wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status.

People should stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms.

Those who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease should also consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where they could be exposed.

Honolulu County, Maui County, and Hawaii County remain at yellow, where they have been since late April after being in the green, low-risk category for weeks.

The metrics used to determine community levels…