LIST: Here’s how the state and each island is responding to coronavirus

Visitors lounge on Waikiki on a Tuesday afternoon. There's growing concern about how the...
Visitors lounge on Waikiki on a Tuesday afternoon. There's growing concern about how the coronavirus will impact Hawaii's tourism-drive economy.(Hawaii News Now)
Published: Mar. 19, 2020 at 4:22 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The governor and Hawaii’s mayors are instituting a laundry list of measures designed to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Hawaii.

Here’s a look at what they’ve done:


  • Restaurants, bars and night clubs are being ordered to suspend dine-in services for 15 days. Those who don’t comply could face fines or arrest.
  • All city parks, recreation facilities and venues are closed, including Hanauma Bay, Blaisdell Center, and the Honolulu Zoo.
  • The mayor has also asked private attractions to close. Many have done so.
  • Residents are being asked to stay home if possible, avoid gatherings of 10 people or more and only go out for essentials.
  • For more details, click here.


  • Kauai’s mayor has instituted an islandwide nighttime curfew beginning Friday night. The curfew does have exceptions. Read them here.
  • The county has also urged visitors to cancel or postpone upcoming vacations.


  • Maui is ordering all bars and restaurants to halt dine-in services.
  • Gyms, public gatherings spaces, and theaters have also been closed.
  • And the county wants people to only get on the roads if they need to do so for an essential function, such as grocery shopping.


  • Public schools are closed through April 6, though the closure could extend beyond that.
  • Social gatherings should be limited to 10 people or fewer.
  • Bars, clubs, theaters and tourist attractions are being told to close.
  • Restaurants will also have to close or provide drive-thru, take out, pick-up, or delivery.
  • Residents are being asked to avoid discretionary travel, and state employees are being told to cancel all but essential travel. (Those who do travel will have to be self-isolated for 14 days.)
  • All places of worship and gatherings should be suspended.
  • All non-essential state workers are being told to stay home for at least 15 days.
  • Visitors are being asked to stay away for at least 30 days, and the state will bolster screening of cruise ship passengers. Travelers by air will also undergo more screening.
  • People who are at high-risk (such as the elderly) should stay home.
  • Visitation should be suspended at nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
  • Households with a positive COVID-19 patient should self-quarantine.
  • Utilities have been told to ensure they can continue to operate.
  • The one-week waiting period for unemployment has been waived.
  • Most state gathering places are closed, including libraries, parks, the state Capitol building, Aloha Stadium, Hawaii Convention Center, and the State Art Museum.


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