Ige Plans to Extend 14-Day Travel Quarantine for Out-of-State Arrivals to Hawai’i

This particular incoming flight to Kahului Airport on Friday, March 27, 2020 had six passengers and four crew members.

Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige today said that the 14-day travel quarantine will be extended for domestic and international travelers past June 30, but an official announcement will be made at a later date.

Gov. Ige also mentioned that he and all four mayors have been working for the last three weeks to coordinate reopening of interisland travel and said they would make a decision within the next few days regarding plans on when to lift the interisland quarantine.

The news was shared during a Community Connection session with Gov. Ige and the four county mayors to discuss the reopening of businesses and activities across the state.

Maui Mayor Mike Victorino said they’re still working out details and that there needs to be a “strong-checked” system whenever travelers leave their destination.

Also today, Gov. Ige approved requests from Hawaiʻi County Mayor Harry Kim and Kauaʻi Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami to safely re-open more businesses and operations under guidelines that will ensure the health, safety and welfare of the people in the respective counties.  Maui’s approval for a “broad reopening” on June 1, was granted yesterday.

Hawaiʻi County

Gov. Ige signed Mayor Kim’s Emergency Rule #6 which allows the following businesses, operations or activities, which must follow applicable CDC, industry and regulatory guidelines related to COVID-19 prior to opening:

  • May 30, 2020
  • June 1, 2020
    • Other indoor gathering places (including bowling alleys, billiards halls, but NOT arcades or gaming places)
    • Indoor exercise facilities (includes fitness centers and indoor pools and facilities that offer group exercises with no physical contact)
    • Museums and theaters
    • Outdoor spaces (includes ocean tours, outside pools and summer camps)
    • Other personal services (includes tattoo operators and acupuncturists)
    • Other real estate services (including open houses, property viewing, inspections, surveys, appraisals with restrictions)
    • Other retail and repair (including rental of recreational and sports equipment)
    • Certain county park sites and recreational facilities will re-open with some exceptions. County swimming pools, gymnasiums and community centers will remain closed at this time.

Kauaʻi County:

Gov. Ige has also approved Mayor Kawakami’s Emergency Rule #11 to re-open with modifications, businesses, operations or activities starting Monday, June 1. They include:

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