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Reopening Guidance

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Updates and guidance on Hawaiʻi Island's phased reopening of our economy.

Residents, workers and business owners have sacrificed tremendously since late March when the COVID-19 outbreak required all but essential businesses to close and everyone was asked to stay at home except to carry out essential business. The great news is that as of early May the number of COVID-19 cases has dropped off and that is attributed to everyone's adherence to policies limiting social distancing and gatherings, practicing good hygiene and wearing face masks, staying home when sick, and staying physically and emotionally healthy. The virus is still in our community; hence, we need to continue practicing preventive measures to avoid spreading the virus while we gradually reopen our economy. Below are COVID-19 mitigation measures and best practices that will help your business to successfully reopen, while maintaining the health of your employees, customers and our community. 

We are all in this together, and together we can overcome this virus.

Current Mayor's Emergency Rule
Prior Rules and Proclamations
State Economic & Community Recovery Navigator

Federal Reopening Plans

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidance

County of Hawaiʻi Resources for Business

County of Hawaiʻi Free Education and Training

The County of Hawaiʻi provides businesses with free education and training in correct disinfection, hand washing and social-distancing practices in the workplace and stores. Contact the county COVID Task Force on Education and Prevention at 935-0031 to schedule an appointment.

Guidance for All Businesses
Auto Dealerships and Car Washes
Personal Services and Child Care Facilities
Pet Grooming and Boarding Services
Places of Worship and Nonprofit Organizations
Private Golf Courses and Outdoor Activities
Restaurants, bars, food courts, and other food establishments
Visitor Accommodations and Real Estate Services