County, state beach parks to close Friday as virus cases surge on Big Island

Mayor Harry Kim

Scores of people made it to Kua Bay for Memorial Day. However, with COVID-19 cases surging on Hawaii Island, Mayor Harry Kim has ordered the closure of all state and county beach parks for two weeks starting Friday. Gov. David Ige approved the mayor’s amendments to Emergency Rule No. 11 on Wednesday afternoon. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today file photo)

With COVID-19 cases on Hawaii Island continuing to surge, Mayor Harry Kim announced Wednesday that all county and state beach parks will close for two weeks starting Friday.