UPDATE: In an 11:30am news conference on March 5, Gov. Ige stated businesses could reopen on May 7. However, in a news release later that night, Gov. Ige stated: “retail businesses on Oʻahu may not open until May 15, 2020, and Maui County will not allow retail, most repair shops and malls to reopen at this time.” Some of the details in the report below may no longer apply.


HONOLULU (KHON) — After another day that saw new positive COVID-19 cases in the single digits, Governor David Ige held a news conference to announce his 7th Supplemental Emergency Proclamation, which initiates phase 1 of re-opening Hawaii businesses across the state starting May 7th.

Businesses that are considered “low-risk” and can re-open on May 7th include: non-food agricultural; astronomical observatories; car washes; pet grooming; elective healthcare; non-profits; retail businesses and services; shopping malls; and wholesale and warehousing.

Watch the conference in the video above.