A new emergency order has been approved by Governor David Ige for the City and County of Honolulu (all Oahu) starting Wednesday night at midnight. This order is a further response to increased COVID-19 spread on Oahu.
This order, approved by the Governor, is called Act Now Honolulu-No Social Gatherings. For the next 28 days (through September 16th) increased restrictions include:
- No indoor or outdoor gatherings for the next 28 days
- No parties larger than 5 people
- Face coverings required at all shopping malls
- Face coverings required at all in-person spiritual services, no singing, no wind instruments
- No groups larger than 5 at restaurants (down from 10)
- Outdoor attractions, recreational and commercial boating-no groups larger than 5
- No social gatherings are permitted in businesses
- Businesses encouraged to reduce employee numbers on-site by encouraging tele-commuting or staggered work schedules.
- No groups larger than 5 at museums and movie theatres
- Bars, beaches, parks, and trails remain closed during this order
- The 14-day inter-island quarantine for travelers from Oahu remains in place.
The governor also announced a delay in the resumption of trans-Pacific travel and said it will be delayed from a Sept. 1 start to at least Oct.1, at the earliest. Ige said the reopening, along with pre-travel testing protocols will be announced well in advance to allow businesses to prepare for the return of visitors