Amended Emergency Order Keeps O‘ahu in Tier 2 Through March 15
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi today announced that Governor David Ige has approved the an amendment to the City and County of Honolulu’s Emergency Orders.
Under the amendment, O‘ahu will remain within Tier 2 of a four-tiered reopening strategy through Monday, March 15, 2021, unless movement to another tier in the COVID-19 Reopening Framework is required earlier.
Tier 2 includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Restaurants: groups of five individuals allowed regardless of household/living unit
- Personal Care Services allowed
- Legal Short Term Rentals allowed
- Gyms and Fitness Facilities allowed to operate indoors at 25 percent capacity
- Indoor group physical activity classes allowed with no more than five people
- Outdoor group physical activity classes allowed with no more than 10 people
- Hawaiʻi Golf Phase 2.5
- Other commercial attractions, groups of five allowed indoors at 50 percent capacity
- Helicopter tours at 50 percent capacity allowed
All essential and designated businesses and operations will still need to comply with Social Distancing Requirements and other conditions as outlined in the Order. A signed version of the Amended Emergency Order No. 2021-01, is posted at Honolulu.gov.
“While I look forward to working with the Governor and the State Department of Health on ways we can loosen restrictions on certain business sectors and operations, we need to be cognizant of the potential for COVID-19 cases on O‘ahu bumping up following the Super Bowl weekend,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi in a press release announcement. “The health and safety of everyone in the City and County of Honolulu remains our top priority and I want to move us forward in a way that is deliberate and based on science. Successfully minimizing the spread of this virus during occasions like Super Bowl weekend, Valentine’s Day, and beyond, is the key to getting more of O‘ahu back to work, school, and back in the community activities we desperately need.”
O‘ahu residents are encouraged to visit the website, oneoahu.org for more information on Proclamations, Emergency Orders, Business Resources, and Financial and Housing Assistance Programs in the City and County of Honolulu. If they do not find what they are looking for on the site, residents can call the 768-CITY (2489) information hotline or email email@example.com.