Hawaii eases Covid restrictions – The New York Times


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Hawaii eases Covid restrictions

Gov. David Y. Ige has announced that his state will welcome international tourists again and lift capacity limits later this month at bars, restaurants and gyms in counties that require guests to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test to enter.

Indoor activities in restaurants, bars and social establishments should continue to require that customers remain seated with their group, maintain a distance of six feet between groups, do not mix and do not wear masks at all times, except when actively eating or drinking. As of November 12, two changes will come into effect. Outdoor activities in restaurants, bars and social establishments will no longer be subject to these restrictions. Regarding the capacity for high-risk indoor activities such as restaurants, bars and social establishments, the indoor capacity is set at 50 percent, unless the county implements a policy requiring vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result within 48 hours, in which case there will be no capacity limits. This includes gymnasiums as well as bars, restaurants and social establishments. The state of Hawaii will align with federal entry requirements into the United States for international passengers traveling directly to Hawaii starting November 8.

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