Mayor says city is looking to reopen golf courses, car dealerships as cases decline

Mayor says city is looking to reopen golf courses, car dealerships as cases decline

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says he hopes to soon allow some “low-risk” activities banned under the stay-at-home order to resume.

Those activities include golfing, shopping for a car at a dealership (without taking a test drive), going to an open house and gravesite visitations.

Caldwell made the announcement at a news conference at city hall, during which he also stressed that wide-scale testing is key to reopening Oahu’s economy.

Earlier this week, Caldwell announced he was extending the stay-at-home order through May 31, but would lift some restrictions.

The only firm change announced so far: On Saturday, the city will reopen parks for walking, bicycling and running ― but no group sports or gatherings.

The mayor’s statements come as the number of coronavirus cases in Hawaii continue to a downward trend. On Thursday, there were four new cases reported, only one of which was on Oahu.

This story will be updated.

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