Gov. David Ige this afternoon said he’ll be signing an emergency proclamation “that will impose a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine on all interisland travel” to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The new travel restriction will go into effect at midnight, April 1, Ige said in a media conference, and will stay in effect through the entire month.
“Those identified as essential workers will be allowed to engage in travel for essential business and operations,” the governor said.
Both visitors and returning residents flying into the state from elsewhere are already subjected to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine directive, and the state is under a “shelter-in-place” order that has the force of law.
Ige also said he signed an executive order on Sunday that will allow out-of-state physicians and nurses to practice in Hawaii “provided they are currently authorized to do so in another state.
He said the order was signed “for the purpose of enabling us and the counties to better respond to the community needs resulting from the impact of COVID-19.
See Tuesday’s edition of the Tribune-Herald for a complete story.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald