For the most part, masks are no longer required in outdoor settings, per Governor Ige’s announcement today. Certain situations, such as in large gatherings, still warrant caution and mask wearing may be prudent. Masks are still required indoors regardless of one’s vaccination status, however. So vaccinated or not, they’re an indoor imperative.
And, beginning June 1st, the state will lift its suspension for park permits and ocean activities. The ban on outdoor organized sports for Honolulu will also be lifted. Governor Ige reminds the public that COVID-19 is still circulating and is still a danger to our community. Safety and compliance protocols should remain part of the plan for any event as it reopens.
Vaccination goals remain high on the governor’s list of priorities; the more the state vaccinates, the more it protects itself from the harm this virus can cause. So, as COVID-19 cases are dropping, the vaccination numbers will become the metric to follow for top government officials.
Meanwhile, Kauai County was approved for additional tiers to their reopening strategy. They now have 6 tiers.