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On Tuesday, June 16, the State of Hawaii will lift the 14-day quarantine required of all people traveling between islands. The mandatory quarantine had been implemented in order to control spread of COVID-19, but as new infection rates remain law, Governor David Ige announced an end to the quarantine in order to encourage residents to ...
Read More Governor Ige announces new procedures as inter-island travel quarantine is lifted

Governor David Ige approved proposals made by county mayors across Hawaii to safely reopen more businesses and operations as the number of new COVID-19 cases has remained very low for several weeks in a row. Requests to reopen businesses and operations were granted as long as guidelines were followed that can ensure the safety of ...
Read More Governor Ige accepts county proposals to reopen more businesses across Hawaii

Governor Ige announced the 8th supplemental emergency proclamation on Monday, May 18. It extends at least until June 30 the 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i, as well as for inter-island travelers. It also extends through June 30 the eviction moratorium that prevents evictions from residential dwellings for failure to pay rent. Additionally, Governor ...
Read More Governor Ige announces phases of reopening economy during COVID-19 pandemic

Governor Ige announced a slight loosening of restrictions in the statewide stay-at-home order that was implemented in late March to control the spread of COVID-19. The new rules, part of the 7th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the pandemic forced the temporary closure of non-essential businesses across the state ...
Read More Governor announces first phase of re-opening the economy as new COVID-19 cases drop

Governor David Ige signed a 6th supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the stay-at-home order across the state through May 31. The governor acknowledged that this was not an easy decision and that the stay-at-home order has been difficult for residents and businesses that need to reopen. However, he noted that the deadly COVID-19 outbreak, which ...
Read More Governor Ige extends statewide stay-at-home order through May 31

Governor David Ige signed a fifth emergency supplementary proclamation that includes an eviction moratorium, statewide beach closures, and requirements to wear masks in public. The eviction moratorium prevents any eviction from a residential dwelling for failure to pay rent. Previously, all eviction proceedings and pending eviction orders were suspended with the closure of the Hawai‘i State ...
Read More Governor Ige orders eviction moratorium due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has issued a statement reminding residents that cloth face masks are not a substitute for other measures meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing (e.g., staying at least 6 feet away from other people), stay-at-home orders, and frequent hand washing. Wearing a cloth face mask ...
Read More DOH reminds Hawaii residents cloth face masks are no substitute for social distancing

In order to strengthen measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in the State of Hawaii, Governor David Ige issued a supplementary proclamation requiring all residents and visitors traveling between any of the islands in the state to self-quarantine for 14 days, effective April 1. This follows a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine order for all visitors and residents ...
Read More Governor Ige orders mandatory 14-day quarantine for all inter-island travel

Governor David Ige signed a stay-at-home order, calling on everyone in the state to stay at home and work from home from Wednesday, March 25, to Thursday, April 30. This “aggressive action” is his third supplementary proclamation to tackle the outbreak of COVID-19 that has been gripping the United States and prevent its spread in Hawaii. ...
Read More Governor Ige signs stay-at-home order for entire state effective March 25

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and around the world, Governor David Ige has ordered all individuals — both visitors and Hawaiʻi residents — arriving or returning to the State of Hawaiʻi to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. This mandate, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, ...
Read More Governor Ige orders mandatory 14-day quarantine for all individuals arriving or returning to Hawaii