On Friday, Hawaii’s Governor, David Ige, held a press conference to report excellent news in regards to the COVID-19 state of affairs on Oahu.
An infection charges have decreased in current weeks, and vaccination charges have elevated, resulting in the comfort of restrictions because it pertains to nightlife and enormous gatherings, which have been beforehand banned in August.
Now, “professionally-managed occasions” of as much as 1,000 folks will likely be allowed on Oahu beneath sure circumstances.
The brand new guidelines are as follows:
- Out of doors seated occasions, corresponding to sporting occasions, might be held with as much as 1,000 attendees, however venue capacities are nonetheless restricted to 50%.
- Beginning Oct. 20, indoor occasions will likely be allowed with as much as 500 attendees.
- Different out of doors occasions, corresponding to weddings or funerals, will also be held beginning Oct. 20 with as much as 150 folks.
- Indoors gatherings, together with weddings, are nonetheless capped at 10 folks.
Whereas these relaxations don’t essentially affect many guests, one other order issued final week actually will: Now, bars are allowed to serve alcohol till midnight, whereas beforehand they have been lower off at 10 p.m.
For night time owls and leisure seekers, that is actually excellent news to listen to. Although institutions are nonetheless capped at 50% capability presently, the prolonged hours present an indication of confidence going ahead.
“We now have a fairly excessive degree of confidence that we’re by the worst of the pandemic and the delta surge,” mentioned Hilton Raethel, President of the Healthcare Affiliation of Hawaii.
To that, we actually increase a glass. And if the present traits proceed, it appears affordable that the capability restrictions on bars and eating places could possibly be fully lifted once they expire on November thirteenth.