Updated: May 6
Social gatherings on Hawaii Island are 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 a 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 a 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.
There are no dancing restrictions on Hawaii Island, but it is recommended to social distance and for participants to wear a mask while dancing.
MCs should MC from a location that is socially distanced. MCs should have 10ft between them and the audience. The MC can remove their mask while speaking then should put their mask back on when not speaking. A plexi glass between them and the audience is recommended.
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.
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/
We are slowly pulling through this pandemic with vaccinations and more info on the virus, so we are looking forward to having more normal events in the future. Until then, let's help to keep event safe and legal.