Kim announces June 1 reopening of churches, salons, restaurants

Mayor Harry Kim on Saturday issued an emergency rule that reopens places of worship, personal services such as hair salons, and restaurants effective June 1.

The mayor’s latest COVID-19 emergency rule declares that the following “medium-risk” operations are subject to all restrictions and social distancing requirements found within Gov. David Ige’s eighth supplementary emergency proclamation, as well as state Department of Health and CDC guidelines.

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Meanwhile on Sunday, no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Hawaii leaving the statewide case total at 643. Of the cases, 591 have since recovered and been released from isolation, according to the Department of Health. Seventeen people have died.

On Hawaii Island, 81 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Three people remained in isolation as of noon Sunday, according to the department. One person has required hospitalization.

1. Places of worship. These can reopen in accordance with CDC’s guidelines for administrators and leaders of community and faith-based organizations.

2. Personal services.

— Salons and barber shops must also follow Exhibit I of Ige’s eighth supplementary emergency proclamation, which can be found here: https://governor.hawaii.gov/emergency-proclamations/.

— One-on-one services including, but not limited to, tutoring, music lessons, massage, yoga, Pilates and personal training.

3. Restaurants.

— Including food courts, but not dedicated bars and nightclubs.

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— In-dining service in accordance with CDC interim guidelines for restaurants and bars and National Restaurant Association guidelines.

To request no-cost assistance in providing a safe and healthy business for employees and customers, contact the county’s COVID task force at 935-0031.

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