The Safe Access Program will end at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii time on March 5. From the timing of the date change on Sunday, March 6, it will no longer be necessary to present proof of vaccination or negative proof at restaurants, bars, gyms, etc.
Hawaii now has a 77.4% complete rate of required vaccinations, more than 10 percentage points higher than the 65.3% in the United States.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hawaii is classified as having one of the lowest infection levels in the nation. In response, the mayors of the islands of Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai have lifted all county-level COVID-19 restrictions.
In addition, the CDC said that about 90% of the U.S. population has a low or moderate risk of corona infection in their communities and can safely remove masks, and following this announcement, many states have imposed mask-wearing restrictions. is being lifted. However, Hawaii's Governor Ige is the only state among the 50 states that has not presented a plan to lift indoor mask mandates. Governor Ige has said that he has no plans to lift the indoor mask regulations at this stage, but he will make a decision about continuing the obligation by the end of March. I would like to leave the possibility of extending the obligation to wear a mask.