Every few weeks I write a blog here breaking down Hawaii Island event rules updates, but just a disclaimer that the time between the writing of these blogs that Hawaii Island event rules may change. Keep up to date news on the latest Hawaii County emergency proclamations from the mayor at this site here: https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/our-county/county-news
Recently sporting gathering limits have been loosened up a bit. Sporting gathering limits are different from social gathering limits. Hawaii County social gathering sizes has not changed since the last blog.
Social gatherings on Hawaii Island are still limited to 10 indoors and up to 25 outdoors. There is a possibility that an event could have more guests. This would require submitting for an exemption at least 30 days before the event date to the county for approval.
That can be done at the following website: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/d5823afc128d4c4baf63565393562794
Only an event planner for an established event venue or a wedding planner on behalf of their client can submit for an exemption. The event must take place at an established event venue. No personal requests to have a private party at a residence. This becomes a personal request for which exemption requests will not be accepted for.
If the event is at a restaurant and is out of their normal daily business activities, these social gathering event limitation still apply. An exemption request will still be needed for a larger event gathering at this restaurant.
Mask wearing for indoor events are still required. For outdoor events masks are not required, but are suggested to be worn in a large group setting.
Each island/county has different restrictions so it's easy to get confused with all the differences in information going around. So we are here keep educated and pass on the info to you to make sure we are all keeping safe. These rules could also change at anytime. It is recommended to keep up with the latest CDC rules for guidance on how to keep safe during your event. Thanks to the Hawaii County Civil Defense for working with me and answering my questions to help put this blog together. Feel free to reach out to the helpful people there with any questions you may have on event safety by calling (808) 935-0031.
Keep up to date with the latest Hawaii County Covid regulations and more safety info at https://coronavirus-response-county-of-hawaii-hawaiicountygis.hub.arcgis.com/
Mayor Roth's current emergency proclamation has been extended through July 28. If the governor makes any changes to social gathering regulations from now till July 28th, then the governor's policies will replace the mayor's current social gathering policies. Till the next blog where we break down the latest event regulations, let's help to keep events safe and legal.