Governor Ige approves emergency rules for counties of Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi
Gov. David Ige today approved requests from Mayor Harry Kim and 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 Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi counties.
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
o Places of worship
• June 1, 2020
o Other indoor gathering places (including bowling alleys, billiards halls, but NOT
arcades or gaming places)
o Indoor exercise facilities (includes fitness centers and indoor pools and facilities that
offer group exercises with no physical contact)
o Museums and theaters
o Outdoor spaces (includes ocean tours, outside pools and summer camps)
o Other personal services (includes tattoo operators and acupuncturists)
o Other real estate services (including open houses, property viewing, inspections,
surveys, appraisals with restrictions)
o Other retail and repair (including rental of recreational and sports equipment)
o 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.
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:
• Indoor exercise and recreation facilities (including gyms, fitness centers, recreation
• Outdoor spaces (including playgrounds, skateparks, pavilions, parks, organized
outdoor team sports)
• Personal services (including spas)
• Restaurants (including dine-in)