HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Maui Mayor Mike Victorino mentioned the governor has denied his request to extend capability limits to 75% as a part of a broader push to ease COVID restrictions on companies.
Victorino had proposed that eating places, bars and motels be allowed to maneuver up from 50% capability.
Social distancing guidelines would nonetheless be in place, nonetheless.
In a information launch, Victorino mentioned the denial was as a result of the governor needs to hunt a statewide strategy to occupancy guidelines and wait till at the least 60% of Hawaii residents are vaccinated.
At the moment, 51% of the inhabitants is vaccinated.
“We had been responding to affordable requests from our enterprise neighborhood to ease restrictions in gentle of declining COVID-19 case counts,” Victorino mentioned, in a information launch.
“Nonetheless, I perceive Gov. Ige’s reasoning. I urge everybody to get vaccinated, so we are able to get on the street to restoration and herd immunity.”
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