Interisland travelers face quarantine

KELSEY WALLING/Hawaii Tribune-Herald People wait in a line outside the KTA Super Stores location on Puianako Street on Monday in Hilo. The store provided a designated line with tape marking spots 6 feet apart. As patrons came out of the store with their groceries, more were let in to promote social distancing during essential business.

KELSEY WALLING/Hawaii Tribune-Herald Shoppers adorning masks walk to the Sack N Save on Kinoole Street on Monday in Hilo. The parking lot was filled with people looking to buy provisions for the week ahead.

A couple sits on an empty section of Waikiki Beach in Honolulu on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Like many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the islands. But Hawaii officials went beyond the standard stay-at-home orders and effectively flipped the switch on the state’s tourism-fueled economic engine in a bid to slow the spread of the virus. As of Thursday, anyone arriving in Hawaii must undergo a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The unprecedented move dramatically reduced the number of people on beaches, in city parks and on country roads where many people rely on tourism to pay for the high cost of living in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

CHELSEA JENSEN/West Hawaii Today A woman sits on the rocks at Kamakahonu Bay fronting an empty King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel on Monday afternoon in Kailua-Kona. The coronavirus pandemic has plunged Hawaii’s economy into a recession that’s unprecedented for today, University of Hawaii Economics Carl Bonham told lawmakers on Monday.

After midnight tonight, anyone taking an interisland flight who is not an essential worker traveling for legitimate work purposes will be subjected to “a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine,” Gov. David Ige said Monday.