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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Low COVID: Ige Approves 'Tier 2' for Oahu
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 3211 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, COVID-19

Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-29 approved

News Release from City and County of Honolulu, Oct 21, 2020

HONOLULU – Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced that the City and County of Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-29: Order Implementing Tier 2 (The “Order”) and an 8th Proclamation (extending the emergency period) has been approved and signed by Governor David Ige. Governor Ige also approved Honolulu’s 8th emergency proclamation, extending the emergency period related to the COVID-19 pandemic through November 30.

Based on Emergency Order No. 2020-29, starting on Thursday, October 22, the City will operate under Tier 2 of Honolulu’s Reopening Strategy . Page 2 of Honolulu’s COVID-19 Recovery Framework provides specific details on how we would move forward or backwards.

Tier 2 includes, but is not limited to, the following changes:

Restaurants: groups of 5 allowed regardless of household/living unit
Personal Care Services allowed
Legal Short Term Rentals allowed
Gyms and Fitness Facilities allowed to operate indoors at 25% capacity
Indoor group physical activity classes allowed with no more than 5 people
Outdoor group physical activity classes allowed with no more than 10 people
Hawaii Golf Phase 2.5
Other commercial attractions, groups of 5 allowed indoors at 50% capacity
Helicopter tours at 50% capacity allowed

All essential and designated businesses and operations will still need to comply with Social Distancing Requirements and other conditions as outlined in the Order. The signed version of Emergency Order No. 2020-29, which further outlines businesses and operations allowed to resume operations on October 22, will be posted at Honolulu.gov.

If you have any questions on Emergency Order No. 2020-29, the City and County of Honolulu COVID-19 information call center remains open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays. O‘ahu residents are encouraged to visit the website, oneoahu.org to get answers to frequently asked questions. If they do not find an answer to their questions on the site, residents can call the 768-CITY (2489) information hotline or email covidresponse@honolulu.gov.

—PAU—

Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-29 sent to Governor Ige

News Release from Office of the Mayor, Oct 20, 2020

HONOLULU – Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced that the City and County of Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-29: Order Implementing Tier 2 (The “Order”) and an 8th Proclamation (extending the emergency period) has been sent to Governor David Ige’s Office for approval. The Order will not take effect until it is signed by the Governor.

Based on Emergency Order No. 2020-29, starting on Thursday, October 22, the City will operate under Tier 2 of Honolulu’s Reopening Strategy. * Note that to move to Tier 3 we would have to stay in Tier 2 for four weeks and then at the end of four weeks, if we have met the daily case average and positivity rate thresholds for Tier 3 over the most recent two week period, we would then move to Tier 3. However, we could also move back to Tier 1 if for two consecutive weekly assessments the daily case average exceeds 100, i.e., the Tier 1 threshold. When moving back a tier, only the daily case average is taken into account. Page 2 of Honolulu’s COVID-19 Recovery Framework provides specific details on how we would move forward or backwards.

Tier 2 includes, but is not limited to, the following changes:

  • Restaurants: groups of 5 allowed regardless of household/living unit
  • Personal Care Services allowed
  • Legal Short Term Rentals allowed
  • Gyms and Fitness Facilities allowed to operate indoors at 25% capacity
  • Indoor group physical activity classes allowed with no more than 5 people
  • Outdoor group physical activity classes allowed with no more than 10 people
  • Hawaii Golf Phase 2.5
  • Other commercial attractions, groups of 5 allowed indoors at 50% capacity
  • Helicopter tours at 50% capacity allowed

All essential and designated businesses and operations will still need to comply with Social Distancing Requirements and other conditions as outlined in the Order. Emergency Order No. 2020-29 which further outlines businesses and operations allowed to resume operations on October 22. Emergency Order 2020-29 will be posted at Honolulu.gov. The Order that was sent to the Governor is also included in this email as an attachment.

If you have any questions on Honolulu’s COVID-19 Recovery Framework the City and County of Honolulu COVID-19 information call center remains open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays. O‘ahu residents are encouraged to visit the website, oneoahu.org to get answers to frequently asked questions. If they do not find an answer to their questions on the site, residents can call the 768-CITY (2489) information hotline or email covidresponse@honolulu.gov.

—PAU—

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