Judge: Hawaii’s quarantine is reasonable during pandemic

  • FILE - In this March 28, 2020, file photo, a police officer arrives to tell people to leave Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. A judge is expected to consider Thursday, July 2, 2020, whether to grant a request to stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, meant to control the spread of the coronavirus. A group of Hawaii, California and Nevada residents filed a lawsuit saying Hawaii’s emergency order is unfair and unnecessary. They gained the support of the U.S. Department of Justice, which filed a statement saying the quarantine discriminates against out-of-state travelers, even though it also applies to residents. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

HONOLULU — A U.S. judge will not stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, saying in a ruling that the emergency mandate is reasonable during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.