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City announces additional measures to stop the spread of COVID-19

HONOLULU -- Mayor Kirk Caldwell today, announced that a letter will be submitted to United States President Donald Trump asking him to stop all non-essential travel coming to Hawai‘i in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

This comes a day before Hawai‘i Governor David Ige's statewide fourteen day mandatory quarantine goes into effect for all interisland travelers. The interisland order expands the Governor's March 26 quarantine order for all out-of-state passengers.

"I am fully onboard with Governor Ige's strong and deliberative quarantine measures," said Mayor Caldwell. "But putting a complete stop to all non-essential travel coming into our state is critical to stop the spread of this virus, especially since a majority of Hawai‘i's COVID-19 cases are travel related."

In addition, Mayor Caldwell issued the closure of private golf courses/clubs, tennis courts/clubs, and similar sport facilities on O‘ahu to further promote social distancing. This is effective Wednesday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m. and will continue through 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. To view the full Emergency Order No. 2020-03, click here.

Mayor Caldwell also reemphasized today that bars and restaurants must remain closed to dine-in customers until April 30. This complies with the Mayor's Stay at Home Order and Governor Ige's State of Emergency Proclamation.

Starting tomorrow, TheBus will be running on a holiday schedule Monday through Friday. Please use TheBus for essential travel only and if you're sick, stay at home. For more information on TheBus, visit

In addition, the City and County of Honolulu COVID-19 information call center will remain open for the rest of this week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. O‘ahu residents are encouraged to visit the website, to get answers to frequently asked questions about Mayor Caldwell's Stay at Home Order. If they do not find an answer to their questions on the site, residents can call the 768-CITY (2489) information hotline or email

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