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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.

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

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.

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:

• 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)

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