Some ‘medium-risk’ businesses get permission to reopen

In accordance with Gov. David Ige’s eighth supplemental emergency proclamation, the counties of Oahu, Maui and Kauai are allowing “medium-risk” businesses and operations to reopen.

But the Big Island will have to wait a little longer for the green light.

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Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami on Friday issued Emergency Rule No. 10, which allows the immediate reopening, with restrictions, of public and private pools, places of worship, outdoor tour activities, salons and barbershops, all cleaning and construction work, and one-on-one personal services such as fitness, tutoring, music lessons and similar activities.

On Oahu, Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed an emergency order allowing restaurants to reopen in-person table service starting June 5, with restrictions. Mayor Caldwell’s office also announced that in-person spiritual services may also be conducted starting today, also with restrictions.

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Earlier, Maui Mayor Michael Victorino announced that restaurants will be allowed to reopen for in-person table service starting June 5 with safety restrictions.

Gov. Ige expects a request for approval for reopening from Hawaii Island Mayor Harry Kim in the coming days, according to a release from the governor’s office.

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