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Oahu's "Act With Care -- Do Not Gather" Order Approved

HONOLULU -- Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced that Governor David Ige has approved the City and County of Honolulu's amended order that restricts certain businesses and operations in an effort to further discourage social gatherings on O‘ahu. The "Act With Care -- Do Not Gather" Order is effective Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 12 a.m., and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on September 4. This Order is issued in light of a resurgence of the community spread of the COVID-19 virus on O‘ahu due in large part to residents attending large gatherings in uncontrolled environments. To protect the public health and for the long-term benefit of the economy, the City is taking targeted measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

All City parks, recreational facilities in parks (e.g., swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds), campgrounds, and Botanical Gardens will be closed. Parks will be opened for the limited purpose of traversing City Parks to engage in and return from ocean activities such as surfing, solo paddling, swimming, and other activities allowed by law. Pursuant to guidance by the Hawaii State Department of Health, outdoor organized team sports are also being suspended.

Coordinating with and with the approval from the Governor and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, the Mayor's Order also closes all beaches and State parks effective Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 12 a.m., and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on September 4.

Indoor attractions such as bowling alleys, arcades, and mini-golf facilities are close according to the "Act With Care -- Do Not Gather" Order. Indoor attractions such as theaters and museums remain open.

Fitness facilities will be allowed to continue operations with physical distancing and face covering measures in place. All group classes are prohibited.

Public and private golf courses on O‘ahu will be limited to procedures in Hawai‘i Golf Phase One set forth in the Professional Golfers' Association/Aloha Section's "Procedures for Reintroduction to the Game and Business of Golf," as may be updated/amended and to the extent reasonably practicable.

Designated Businesses and Operations allowed to safely resume are listed and defined under an Exhibit A to the Order. According to the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, these businesses and operations have demonstrated compliance with the Mayor's Order and Governor's Supplemental Proclamations related to face coverings, social/physical distancing and "gatherings," and according to the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, clusters of COVID-19 infection have not occurred in these businesses and operations.

Social gatherings both indoor and outdoor continue to be limited to no more than ten individuals. Physical distancing must be maintained and face coverings worn in accordance with the Order.

The "Act With Care -- Do Not Gather" Order will be posted at

If you have any questions on Mayor Caldwell's "Act With Care -- Do Not Gather" Order, the City and County of Honolulu COVID-19 information call center remains open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays. O‘ahu residents are encouraged to visit the website, to get answers to frequently asked questions. 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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