LIHU‘E — Churches, salons, barber shops and outdoor-based tour companies on Kaua‘i can reopen today.
Mayor Derek Kawakami announced Thursday that Gov. David Ige signed his office’s proposed mayor’s emergency rule No. 10, which drafted an outline for reopening some businesses earlier than the rest of the state.
All businesses and operations are still subject to social-distancing requirements and procedures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and all residents and visitors under the mandatory 14-day quarantine are not allowed to leave their homes or accommodations for the full extent of the 14 days.
Pools or common areas are still off limits to those in quarantine.
Business allowed to reopen starting today include the following “medium-risk” operations:
• Salons and barber shops, one-on-one services including tutoring, music lessons, massage, yoga, Pilates and personal training;
• Outdoor spaces like public and private pools and outdoor-based tours including, but not limited to zipline operations, ATV tours and horseback tours;
• Manufacturing and construction, including sanitation, cleaning and housekeeping;
• Places of worship as long as they follow the CDC Interim Guidance for Administrators and Leaders of Community Faith Based Organizations;
• Hotels and motels including pools and common areas, provided these areas cannot be utilized by individuals subject to the mandatory self-quarantine.
Ige announced a phased reopening of the state, laying out framework earlier this week to allow for the eventual and conditional reopening of restaurants, gyms and other businesses.
In that framework, organizations and businesses are categorized based on the risk for COVID-19 virus transmission. According to Ige’s plan, “medium-risk” businesses in the rest of the state are currently set to reopen some time in early June.