DAVID Y. IGE, Governor of the State of Hawaiʻi, issued a 3rd supplementary emergency proclamation today ordering the following:
All Persons in the State Must Stay at Home or in Their Place of Residence
Under the proclamation, individuals may leave their home or place of residence only for essential activities, to engage in essential businesses and operations, and only if their work cannot be conducted through remote technology from home.
This order shall take effect on March 25, 2020 at 12:01 am and remain in place until 11:59 pm on April 30, 2020.
A. Work in essential businesses or operations
Persons may travel to and from the following essential businesses and
operations to the extent that such businesses or operations cannot be conducted through remote technology from homes or places of residence. All businesses or operations NOT identified as federal critical infrastructure sectors or designated by the Director of HIEMA or listed below, must cease:
1. Healthcare services and facilities.
2. Stores that sell groceries and medicine.
3. Food, beverage, cannabis production and agriculture.
4. Educational institutions.
5. Organizations that provide charitable and social services.
7. Gas stations and businesses needed for transportation.
8. Financial institutions.
9. Hardware and supply stores.
10. Critical trades.
11. Mail, post, shipping, logistics, delivery, and pick-up services.
12. Laundry services.
13. Restaurants for consumption off-premises.
14. Supplies to work from home.
15. Supplies for essential businesses and operations.
17. Home-based care and services.
18. Residential facilities and shelters.
19. Professional services.
20. Child care services for employees exempted by this Order.
21. Manufacture, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and
22. Critical labor union functions.
23. Hotels and motels.
24. Funeral Services.
25. Government functions.
B. Permitted Activities Outside the Home or Place of Residence
1. Travel for health and safety;
2. Travel to engage in, receive or obtain goods or services from the
essential businesses or operations identified herein;
3. Travel to engage in minimum basic operations of non-essential
businesses, including the minimum necessary activities to maintain the value of the business’s inventory, ensure security, process payroll and employee benefits, and related functions as well as the minimum necessary activities to facilitate employees of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their residences;
4. Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with
disabilities, or other high risk persons;
5. Travel from a person’s home or place of residence to the nearest
airport or other facility for departure from the State;
6. Travel required by law enforcement or court order, including to
transport children pursuant to a custody agreement;
7. Outdoor exercise activities, including ocean activities such as
surfing and swimming, so long as social distancing requirements are maintained;
8. Walking pets on a leash.
C. Prohibited Activities Outside the Home or Place of Residence
Pursuant to current guidance from the CDC, any gathering of more than ten
people is prohibited unless exempted by this Third Supplementary Proclamation.
D. Social Distancing Requirements
All essential businesses and operations; and persons engaged in permitted activities, shall exercise the following social distancing requirements to the fullest extent possible:
1. Six-foot distances. All persons shall maintain a minimum of six-feet
of physical separation from all other persons to the fullest extent possible.
2. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing products. Essential businesses and
operations shall make hand sanitizer and sanitizing products readily available for employees and customers.
3. Separate operating hours for high risk populations. Essential
businesses and operations shall implement separate operating hours for elderly and high risk customers. High risk persons, including those who are sick, are urged to stay in their residence to the extent possible except as necessary to seek medical care.
4. Online and remote access. Essential businesses and operations
shall post online whether a facility is open and how best to reach the facility and continue services by phone or remotely.
E. Persons Experiencing Homelessness
Persons experiencing homelessness are exempt from Section I of this Third
Supplementary Proclamation but must comply with the social distancing requirements to the fullest extent possible and are strongly urged to obtain shelter. Governmental and other entities are strongly urged to make such shelter available as soon as possible and to the maximum extent practicable and to use in their operation COVID-19 risk mitigation practices recommended by the CDC.
F. Criminal Penalties
Any person who intentionally or knowingly violates any provision set forth in this Section I shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, the person shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.