OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige issues emergency order requiring self-quarantine for inter-island travelers

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 in Latest News, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today signed a fourth supplementary proclamation that requires all residents and visitors traveling between any of the islands in the State of Hawai‘i to self-quarantine for 14 days.

 

The quarantine mandate takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wed., Apr. 1.

 

All who travel inter-island will be required to fill out and sign an Interisland Declaration Form. It will include: Name; residential address; contact telephone number; and destination information. They must also indicate the purpose of their travel.

 

People traveling inter-island to perform essential functions are subject to self-quarantine while traveling, except when performing essential functions. Self-quarantine means travelers must remain in their hotel rooms, order food delivery, and not receive visitors. When they return to their island residence, they are not subject to quarantine, but are required to wear appropriate protective gear – primarily masks – and follow all social distancing requirements.

 

Those traveling for medical or health care are not subject to self-quarantine, as long as they wear appropriate protective gear and follow social distancing requirements.

 

Violations of this order could result in a misdemeanor with fines of up to $5,000 and/or up to one year in prison, or both.

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Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0043
[email protected]

Cindy McMillan

Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0012
[email protected]