New "Targeted" Restrictions Take Effect On Oahu Wednesday at 11:59PM


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

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