South Kohala resorts show off reopening plans

  • Westin Hapuna Beach Hotel Manager Tom Cross talks about safety precautions in place for guest check-in Thursday at the South Kohala resort. Inset: Fairmont Orchid Director of Front Office Nicholas Stutkie explains precautions in place upon check-in at the hotel on Thursday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • County officials and lawmakers join members of the hotel industry for a tour of South Kohala resorts explaining safety and disinfection procedures in place when visitors return. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hawaii Fire Department Capt. Kyle Vares uses a thermal temperature screener at Hilton Grand Vacation on Thursday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A Westin Hapuna Beach employee disinfects a railing Thursday at the South Kohala resort.

  • Councilman Tim Richards, left and State Rep Richard Onishi listen to a presentation on safety measures in place at the Westin Hapuna Beach on Thursday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • State Representative Richard Onishi, left and councilman Tim Richards listen to Westin Hapuna Beach Hotel Manager Tom Cross and Mauna Kea Resort VP of Operations Craig Anderson explain the disinfectant fogger the hotel is using at a Thursday tour. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • County officials and lawmakers join members of the hotel industry for a tour of South Kohala resorts explaining safety and disinfection procedures in place for when visitors return. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Westin Hapuna Beach Food and Beverage Director Todd Oldham explains safety measures in place for their restaurant, including online menus . (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Fairmont Orchid Director of Front Office Nicholas Stutkie explains precautions in place upon check-in at the hotel on Thursday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Stephanie Donoho, Administrative Director Kohala Coast Resort Association gets a temperature check at the employee entrance of the Fairmont Orchid on Thursday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hilton Grand Vacations Ocean Tower Director Wilbert Lee, left explains safety measures at the resort with Hawaii Fire Department Capt. Kyle Vares on Thursday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hilton Grand Vacations Bay Club Resort Manager Cheryl Amsbary explains procedures for keeping their fitness club clean on Thursday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Kohala Coast resorts are making headway toward reopening amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, though no specific dates have been set in stone.