Effective 12:01 a.m., Thursday, August 27, 2020, Emergency Order No. 2020-25 will continue through Wednesday, September 9, 2020. The order is a crucial step enacted by Mayor Caldwell to slow the spread of COVID-19.
In what is described as a similar order to the enacted by Governor Ige in March, essential businesses are allowed to remain open, while nonessential businesses will have to close.
Key highlights from Order No. 2020-25 include:
- Restaurants are closed for dine-in services. Only take-out services are allowed
- Public schools including University of Hawaii will continue
- Private schools are closed for in-person classes
- Essential businesses are allowed to continue operations, which include child care, construction, health care, some educational services, grocery stores, gas stations, banks and financial institutions, and hardware stores
- Gyms are closed
- Salons are closed
- Religious services can continue with restrictions
- The city says it will also extend closures of bars, beaches and parks.
- City offices, like satellite city halls and driver licensing centers, will close to in-person visits and conduct business exclusively online and through the mail.