Mayor Caldwell’s Issues Emergency “Stay At Home Order”

Mayor Kirk Caldwell recently issued an emergency “stay at home” order for Oʻahu, saying that only employees who deliver essential services — from health care to banking to groceries, gas and car repair — should be leaving the house to report to their places of work.

The order will go into effect on Monday, March 23 at 4:30pm and continue through April 30.

Under the order, essential activities include:

  • Those required for health and safety;
  • Those needed to get necessary services and supplies;
  • Those engaging in outdoor activities;
  • Those performing work to provide essential products and services;
  • Those caring for a family member or pet.

Essential businesses include:

  • Healthcare Operations and Essential Infrastructure;
  • Establishments engaged in the retail sale of food and other household consumer products;
  • Food cultivation;
  • Service providers for homeless or impoverished individuals;
  • Newspapers, television, radio and other media services;
  • Gas stations and auto-supply, auto-repair and related facilities;
  • Banks and related financial institutions;
  • Hardware stores;
  • Maintenance service providers, i.e. plumbers, electricians, exterminators, etc.
  • Businesses providing mailing and shipping and delivery services;
  • Educational institutions providing distance learning;
  • Laundry service providers;
  • Facilities that prepare and serve food, but only for delivery or carry out;
  • Businesses that supply products for people to work from home;
  • Businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate;
  • Airlines, taxis, and other private transportation providers;
  • Home-based care for seniors, adults, or children, and/or people with developmental disabilities;
  • Residential facilities and shelters for seniors, adults, or children, and/or people with developmental disabilities;
  • Professional services, such as legal or accounting services;
  • Childcare facilities providing services that enable employees exempted in this Order to work as permitted;
  • Businesses that provide food, shelter, and other necessities of life for animals;
  • Funeral, mortuary, cremation, burial, cemetery and related services;
  • Critical trades;
  • Critical labor union functions that are essential activities.

To view the Mayor’s Emergency Order, click here

Source: Hawaiʻi News Now and Office of the Mayor – City and County of Honolulu

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