Ige to return emergency powers to mayors

LIHU‘E — Beginning Dec. 1, counties in Hawai‘i will no longer need to obtain approval for emergency rules from Gov. David Ige or the director of Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency prior to issuing county orders, rules or proclamations.

Kaua‘i allows bars, gyms to choose new policies

LIHU‘E — Effective Friday, high-risk businesses — including bars, restaurants and gyms — can institute their own COVID-19 vaccination or testing policy for entry to reopen to 100% indoor capacity, according to a new county policy.

County working on vaccine/testing program option

LIHU‘E — The county is working on a new policy that would allow some businesses to choose to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry to bars, restaurants and gyms. And for those that decide to adopt the admission rule, they will be able to operate at 100% capacity.