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Watch: Roth Lifts All County COVID Restrictions

February 28, 2022, 4:47 PM HST
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Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth announced the termination of Hawaiʻi County’s Thirteenth Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, declaring an end to all county emergency rules related to COVID-19, effective immediately.

As a result, effective immediately, there will no longer be a limit on gathering sizes (indoor and outdoor), which ultimately removes the county’s coveted mechanism for “special gatherings” review and approval,” Roth’s Office announced Monday, Feb. 28.

However, residents must still adhere to the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation Related to COVID-19 (Omicron variant), which includes indoor mask-wearing, Safe Travels requirements, and testing/vaccination requirements for county and state employees. The governor’s emergency order will remain in effect until March 25 unless otherwise acted upon. It is unclear if the governor will extend his emergency rules beyond then.

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