Kim: Places of worship free to reopen Saturday, medium-risk businesses on Monday

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Mayor Harry Kim announced today that houses of worship in Hawaii County are cleared to reopen on Saturday and most businesses will have the green light to do so on Monday.

According to a written statement, exceptions include:


• Transient accommodations (bed and breakfast, short-term rentals and time-shares) may not open except where workers of essential businesses or operations are renting or staying. Current occupants who have pre-booked at transient accommodations may stay until the end of the pre-booked period. These restrictions are in place until the travel quarantine restrictions are lifted;

• Bars, nightclubs, arcades and other public gathering venues where social distancing measures are difficult to implement;

• Contact sports;

• Events and other gatherings greater than 10 persons until allowed by Governor’s Proclamation.


All medium-risk operations that are being allowed to reopen are are subject to all restrictions and social distancing requirements found within Gov. David Ige’s 8th Supplementary Proclamation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, State Department of Health Reopening Safe Practices, and CDC guidelines.

See Friday’s edition of the Tribune-Herald for more details.

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