Effective March 25, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. through April 30, 2020, everyone in the State of Hawai‘i is required to stay at home or in their place of residence. This supplement to Governor David Ige’s emergency proclamation was announced on March 23, 2020. Read the supplemental proclamation here.
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.
Permitted Activities Outside the Home or Place of Residence
Under the order, the following activities are permitted outside the home:
- Travel for health and safety.
- Travel to engage in, receive or obtain goods or services from the essential businesses or operations identified in the order.
- Travel to engage in minimum basic operations of non-essential businesses, as well as the minimum necessary activities to facilitate employees of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their residences.
- Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities or other high risk persons
- Travel from a person’s home or place of residence to the nearest airport or other facility for departure from the State.
- Travel required by law enforcement or court order, including to transport children pursuant to a custody agreement.
- Outdoor exercise activities so long as social distancing requirements are maintained.
- Walking pets on a leash.
Prohibited Activities Outside the Home or Place of Residence
- Pursuant to current guidance from the CDC, any gathering of more than 10 people is prohibited unless exempted by this Third Supplementary Proclamation.
- All other places of public gathering will be closed to the public.
Essential businesses defined in the proclamation include:
- All businesses or operations identified as federal critical infrastructure sectors or designated by the Director of HIEMA.
- Healthcare services and facilities.
- Stores that sell groceries and medicine.
- Food, beverage, cannabis production and agriculture.
- Educational institutions.
- Organizations that provide charitable and social services.
- Gas stations and businesses needed for transportation.
- Financial institutions.
- Hardware and supply stores.
- Critical trades, including building and construction.
- Mail, post, shipping, logistics, delivery and pick-up services.
- Laundry services.
- Restaurants for consumption off-premises.
- Supplies to work from home.
- Home-based care and services.
- Residential facilities and shelters.
- Professional services.
- Child care services for employees exempted by this Order.
- Manufacture, distribution and supply chain for critical products and industries.
- Critical labor union functions.
- Hotels and motels.
- Funeral services.
- Government functions.
Social Distancing Requirements
All essential businesses and operations identified herein and persons engaged in permitted activities identified herein, shall exercise the following social distancing requirements to the fullest extent possible:
- Six-foot distances between individuals
- Hand sanitizer and sanitizing products
- Separate operating hours for high risk populations
- Online and remote access
Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
Persons experiencing homelessness are exempt from section I of the proclamation but must comply with the social distancing requirements to the fullest extent possible and are strongly urged to obtain shelter.
Any person who intentionally or knowingly violates the order, if convicted, can be fined up to $5,000, or imprisoned up to one year, or both.