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New Emergency Order for City & County of Honolulu

Posted Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:00 pm

Mayor Caldwell issued Emergency Order No. 2020-27, implementing Tier 1 of Honolulu’s COVID-19 Recovery Framework, effective September 24 to October 31, 2020, unless movement to another tier is required earlier.  Highlights of the Order include:

  • Social gatherings (indoor or outdoor) of people from different households are limited to 5 people. (Section I. Order 3)
  • Shared indoor spaces (e.g., lunchrooms, breakrooms, conference rooms) should be closed. If closure is impracticable, they may be used under certain restrictions, including: strictly limiting capacity; maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet; face coverings may be removed only while actively eating or drinking; routine cleaning and disinfection; and improving circulation/ventilation. (Section I. Order 9)
  • Indoor retail businesses allowed to operate (including indoor spiritual services) are limited to no more than 50% of the maximum occupant load of the facility or room. (Section II.F. & II.F.27.)
  • Educational institutions are essential businesses that may operate based on their own determinations of restrictions based on CDC, Hawaii Department of Health, and industry guidance. (Section II.F.11.)
  • Fabric stores are no longer listed as an Essential Businesses.
  • Designated Businesses: In addition to Essential Businesses, the following are Designated Businesses allowed to operate with restrictions in Tier 1:
    1. Outdoor Sports
    2. Pools
    3. Shooting and Archery Ranges
    4. Golf Courses
    5. Real Estate services
    6. Car Dealerships
    7. Automated Service Providers
    8. Mobile Service Providers
    9. Retail and Service businesses
    10. Shopping Malls
    11. Restaurants
    12. Zoos, Sea Life Attractions, Aquariums, Museums, Botanical Gardens
    13. Other Commercial Attractions
    14. Bowling Alleys
    15. Tours & Skydiving
    16. Personal Recreational Boating
    17. Commercial Recreational Boating
    18. Hair & Nail Salons
    19. Personal Care Services
    20. Pet Services
    21. Business Offices
    22. Movie Theaters
    23. Outdoor Group Physical Activity Classes
    24. Outdoor Gym and Fitness Facilities

The complete list with specified restrictions is available at and here.

Mayor Caldwell also issued a Sixth Supplemental Proclamation of Emergency, which extends the emergency period through October 31, 2020.


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