Lifting of indoor mask mandate, Safe Travels program restores sense of normality

  • A family walks through Prince Kuhio Plaza without masks on Saturday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Lexy Castaneda Santos, left, and Mia Boyer watch as shoppers enter Zumiez Saturday in Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Hawaii’s indoor mask mandate and the Safe Travels program — the state’s only remaining COVID-19 restrictions — officially ended Saturday.