Ige cuts allowable gathering sizes; caps restaurants, bars, gyms and churches at 50%

Gov. David Ige at a news conference Tuesday.

People wait to dine at Pineapples in Hilo on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

In response to rising COVID-19 cases statewide, Gov. David Ige on Tuesday announced tighter restrictions on social gatherings.