LIVE STREAM: Governor Extends 14-Day Travel Quarantine and Stay-at-Home Order to May 31stApril 25, 2020, 2:33 PM HST · Updated April 25, 7:17 PM 112 Comments
April 25, 2020: COVID-19 News Conference
Posted by Governor David Ige on Saturday, April 25, 2020
*Video courtesy Governor David Ige / Facebook
Governor David Ige joins Dr. Bruce Anderson, Director, Hawai‘i Dept. of Health in an afternoon briefing on Hawai‘i’s COVID-19 response.
Gov. Ige has extended the 14-day mandatory travel quarantine for people arriving in the state and the stay-at-home order until May 31, 2020.
The proclamation also notes that people can now run or walk on state beaches for exercise.
6th Supplementary Proclamation Continues Stay-at-Homes Rules Until End of May
In announcing his 6th Supplementary Proclamation this afternoon, Governor David Ige paid testament to everyone’s efforts in keeping the number of new cases of COVID-19 low this week, while recognizing that, “every loss is a sad moment for our community.”
The deaths of two O‘ahu residents reported yesterday, along with 12 others previously, “demonstrate the need for continued commitment and willingness to follow his social distancing mandates – to help protect those most susceptible to this serious virus, which can spread very quickly.” For that reason, Governor Ige is asking everyone to remain vigilant.
His 6th Supplemental Proclamation consolidates the rules and mandates from all previous proclamations including the Stay-at-Home order and the mandatory 14-day traveler self-quarantine through May 31.
Governor Ige’s Comments on 6th Supplementary Proclamation
At an afternoon media briefing the governor said the decision to extend rules and restrictions was not an easy one. He said, “I know this has been difficult for everyone. Businesses need to reopen. People want to end this self-imposed isolation. And we all want our lives to return to normal.”
The governor noted that Hawai‘i has been fortunate to not have the high rate of coronavirus infection seen in other states. He thanked everyone for complying with the stay-at-home order, practicing social distancing, and wearing face coverings when out in public.
“We are flattening the curve,” Governor Ige said. “However, my greatest fear is that if we move to reopen too quickly, we will see a sudden surge in new cases that would result in over-running our healthcare system and more deaths.”
He added that with Hawai‘i being very successful in controlling the spread, he will be relaxing some aspects of the lockdown.
Key Aspects of 6th Supplementary Proclamation
- Stay-at-Home order extended until May 31, 2020
- Mandatory 14-day traveler-quarantine order extended until May 31, 2020
- Outdoor exercise is permitted, including swimming, surfing and walking pets. In addition, running, jogging or walking on the beach will be permitted, as long as social distancing requirements are observed.
- Eviction moratorium extended until end of May
Gov. Ige issued the initial emergency proclamation for COVID-19 on Mar. 4, 2020 followed by:
- Mar. 16: Supplementary proclamation suspending certain laws to enable state and county responses to COVID-19
- Mar. 21: Second supplementary proclamation implementing mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for visitors and residents entering the State of Hawai‘i
- Mar. 23: Third supplementary proclamation mandating social distancing measures throughout the state
- Mar. 31: Fourth supplementary proclamation implementing a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for people traveling between the islands in the State of Hawai‘i
- Apr. 16: Fifth supplementary proclamation implementing enhanced social distancing requirements and an eviction moratorium
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