HONOLULU (KHON2) — City Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced that customers will be able to dine-in at Oahu restaurants starting on Friday, June 5.

As for bars and nightclubs, those operations will remain closed. Self-service buffets and drink stations will also not be allowed.

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Mayor Caldwell said that Oahu restaurants will be allowed to reopen under the following requirements:

  • Continued compliance with all State of Hawaii and City regulatory and legal standards for operating a food services business
  • Compliance with Social Distancing Requirements (as modified in Section 12 of the Mayor’s Emergency Order)
  • Dining groups must be limited to a maximum of ten individuals per group (regardless of household membership)
  • Cleaning and disinfecting must be conducted in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance
  • Restaurant employees must wear face coverings during their shift – cooks and kitchen staff that do not interact with the public are encouraged but not required to wear face coverings
  • Hourly touch-point sanitization (workstations, equipment, screens, doorknobs, restrooms, etc.) is required
  • Frequent hand washing/sanitizing by employees is required

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The guidelines for restaurants will also include a pilot sidewalk/outdoor dining opportunity at certain restaurants that abut City properties, including certain sidewalks.

The City will roll out its sidewalk/outdoor dining application and temporary permit form shortly for interested restaurants that wish to take advantage of this unique opportunity. 

Here’s the full list of guidelines: