Mayor sets reopening requirements for some businesses and parks

  • Ted Dailey puts jewelry back on display Wednesday afternoon at Kamaaina Diamond Co. in Kailua-Kona. Mayor Harry Kim on Wednesday issued a new set of rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic allowing some businesses, including jewelry shops, to reopen provided precautions such as masks, physical distancing and prohibitions against congregating remain in effect. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • An array of bicycles are on display at Bike Works Kona on Wednesday afternoon shortly after Mayor Harry Kim issued a new set of rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic allowing some businesses, including bicycle shop sales and repairs, to reopen provided precautions such as masks, physical distancing and prohibitions against congregating remain in effect. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area was reopened by the state Wednesday for beach or hiking purposes. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today, file)

  • A bailing surfer flies over a wave on Wednesday afternoon at Magic Sands Beach Park. Three county parks - Carlsmith Beach Park, Richardson Ocean Park and Mahukona Wharf - were added to the list of parks already open for direct access to the ocean from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with restroom facilities. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

A gradual reopening of Hawaii County businesses, parks and community facilities moved another step forward Wednesday, with Mayor Harry Kim announcing his latest set of rules.