Water Quality Monitoring Suspended, Public Urged to Use Common Sense

April 8, 2020, 8:58 AM HST · Updated April 8, 8:58 AM

Due to the shelter-in-place order from Governor David Ige, the state Department of Health has suspended all routine coastal beach monitoring and will not resume monitoring until the order is lifted.

Although all State and County parks have been closed for public gatherings, the public is still allowed to swim, surf, and recreate in the water, for exercise, while being mindful of social distancing requirements.


No updated water quality testing information will be available to the public to inform them of personal risk in recreating in the water, “so please use common sense and stay safe,” the Department advises.

The Brown Water Advisories that have been posted remain applicable at all beaches. “If it’s brown, turn around,” according to the Department.

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