Hawaii doubled down on its remain-at home buy Saturday. With Ga and a couple of states starting up to reopen corporations, Hawaii’s Gov. David Ige went in the reverse course. He extended the state’s stay-at-property get until finally May possibly 31, trying to keep beaches closed to sunbathers and swimmers and other businesses shut.
The purchase closed condition parks and monuments as well as historical web sites and recreation places to stop the unfold of coronavirus.
Ige’s order prolonged necessary quarantine procedures also. Anyone traveling to the islands will have to quarantine at home or at their hotel for 14 days. As of Sunday, Hawaii reported 606 instances and 14 deaths, according to its health and fitness department’s website.
Readers need to quarantine in their lodge rooms or other lodging. “You can only leave your specified quarantine site for medical emergencies or to search for health care care,” the initial March 25 purchase said.
“With the the greater part of Hawaii’s COVID-19 scenarios joined to journey, it is important that we further more mitigate the unfold of the virus by each people and readers who are coming from out-of-state,” Ige reported in his buy.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority also has explained to travelers to stay away much too.
“While we’ve often welcomed people to Hawaii with open arms, wellness and security is our initially precedence,” a assertion posted on Facebook stated. “So it is with a large heart that we’re advising vacationers not to pay a visit to the Hawaiian Islands at this time. [The governor] has questioned that all trips be postponed for 30 days, in mild of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
While seashore parks are shut, some are nevertheless accessing the ocean. “City officers confirmed that the beach front parks are closed, but they can not restrict men and women from likely into the h2o,” Hawaii Information Now reported immediately after the March get. “People heading for a swim are technically authorized to walk by the park to attain the water’s edge, but the city is hoping every person will heed local community leaders’ orders to continue to be dwelling.”
Amid the spread of the coronavirus to all 50 states, Hawaii and Alaska had previously established quarantine rules for locals and arriving travellers. As of April 24, Alaska commenced to reopen dine-in dining places, hair salons and barbershops and fitness centers while holding social-distancing regulations in location.