Governor approves ‘safer-at-home’ order for Lanai
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The residents of Lanai will shift from a stay-at-home order to a safer-at-home order starting Wednesday.
Govenor Ige granted approval for the new order after the island completed a 2-week lockdown. It was put into place following an outbreak of more than 100 COVID-19 cases.
“We have seen fewer positive cases on Lanai and believe the outbreak has been contained,” Mayor Michael Victorino said in a statement.
“Due to the vigilance of Lanaians, the restrictions on movement now can be lifted, although I still encourage residents and visitors to stay at home or at their place of lodging as much as possible."
The change in rules simply encourages island residents to stay at home and work from home if possible. They may leave for essential business.
Another Maui County rule amendment also allows masks or facial coverings to include neck gaiters, provided they are made from at least two layers of fabric or worn doubled-over across the nose and mouth, officials said.
The latest set of rules remains in effect until the end of the month.
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