Big Island Coronavirus Updates

Ige Keeps Current COVID Rules in Place

January 26, 2022, 4:42 PM HST
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Gov. David Ige on Wednesday signed the latest COVID-19 emergency proclamation, keeping in place current restrictions and officially adding cruise ship passengers to the list of travelers who must abide by Safe Travels Hawai‘i requirements.

“Just a few weeks ago, Hawai‘i saw record high COVID-19 cases in our communities,” Ige said. “While we believe we may have hit the peak, we must continue to remain vigilant. Mask-wearing and asking travelers to get vaccinated or tested before they fly to Hawai‘i are among some of the measures that have helped keep COVID-19 case numbers manageable for our limited resources here. I thank everyone for their diligence and patience.”

Cruise ships have already been following Safe Travels requirements through port agreements with the state — which requires passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination prior to deboarding.

The current restrictions remain in place as Hawaiʻi continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor continues to encourage residents to get fully vaccinated or make an appointment to get their booster shots if eligible.

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This emergency proclamation will remain in effect through March 25, unless terminated or superseded by a separate proclamation. You can read the full emergency proclamation online.

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