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