In newest emergency proclamation, Ige extends eviction moratorium through June

Hawaii housing market: Makiki, Oahu.
Hawaii housing market: Makiki, Oahu.(HNN File)
Published: Apr. 10, 2021 at 8:12 AM HST|Updated: Apr. 10, 2021 at 8:14 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - In Gov. David Ige’s latest emergency proclamation for COVID-19, he extended the eviction moratorium as well as detailed plans for a vaccine passport provision.

Through extending the eviction moratorium through June 8, tenants are prohibited from evicting residents for failure to pay all or a portion of rent, maintenance fees, utility charges, and taxes.

Ige’s emergency proclamation also included details on how Hawaii’s vaccine passport might eventually work. The proclamation said those who are fully vaccinated would be able to avoid quarantine and COVID testing when flying to Hawaii by uploading valid vaccination documents to Safe Travels.

He said this vaccine passport provision will go into effect only if it is approved by the director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

Ige did not provide a timeline for when this will become available.

This latest proclamation also provided an extension for expiring driver’s licenses, state IDs and instructional permits that expired during the emergency period. This will allow county driver’s licensing centers to recover from the ongoing effects of the pandemic on availability of services.

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