Hawaii County Civil Defense announced late Sunday afternoon that all non-essential county workers should not report for work on Monday. Instead, only essential workers are being asked to report to work.
There are about 2,000 county workers with the majority of them being non-essential. Workers are advised to contact the supervisor to check the status.
At this time, this applies to county employees only.
Hawaii County Civil Defense spokesperson Darryl Oliveira says the decision was made after the 5 p.m. forecast, which put the storm on a more southerly track.
Also closing Monday, state courthouses on the Big Island. Court hearings scheduled for Monday will be rescheduled to a later date. The Supreme Court will issue an order extending by one day, any Big Island court matter with a filing or hearing due date of July 29.
All Big Island courthouses will reopen on Tuesday morning. Courthouses in Oahu, Maui, and Kauai counties will be open on Monday as scheduled.
Visit the Hawaii County website for more information.
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