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Mayor’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule No. 2

Post Date:04/17/2020 4:59 PM

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes Chapter 127A and due to the public health concerns related to COVID-19, I hereby find that immediate promulgation of this rule is necessary and do so in order to identify and prescribe access to County parks and recreational facilities, beach parks and shoreline accesses, and County parks restroom facilities.

  1. All County of Hawaiʻi parks and recreational facilities: (1) listed specifically in Hawaiʻi County Code, Chapter 15 Parks & Recreation, Article 3, Section 15-68.1 “Parks and recreational facility schedule,” or (2) as defined by Hawaiʻi County Code, Chapter 15, Article 1, Section 15-3 as a “park area” or “recreational area” are closed. In addition, all permits and reservations for use associated with these parks and recreational facilities are canceled through April 30, 2020.

  2. County cemeteries, including veteran’s cemeteries administered by the County, remain open for visitation during standard hours. Panaʻewa Equestrian Center remains open only for those persons with valid horse stall rental agreements that are actively boarding a horse at the facility.

  3. To allow passage for the specific purposes of: 1) direct access to and from the ocean and shoreline in order to engage in outdoor exercise; 2) fishing for and gathering food; and 3) use of restroom and shower facilities, the following County parks will be made available daily, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.

    • Kahaluʻu Beach Park
    • Magic Sands Beach Park
    • Waiʻaha Bay Beach Park (Honl’s)
    • Kawaihae Canoe Area
    • Honoliʻi Beach Park
    • Kaipalaoa Landing Beach Park
    • Bayfront Beach Park
    • Reed’s Bay Beach Park
    • Liliʻuokalani Gardens

  4. The following park restroom facilities will be open for the public’s use during the hours noted:

    • Moʻoheau Bus Terminal – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Lincoln Park – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Bayfront Soccer Fields – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Bayfront Beach Park – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Liliuokalani Gardens – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Reeds Bay Beach Park – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Veterans Cemetery No. 2 – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Honoliʻi Beach Park – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • ʻAlae Cemetery – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Shipman Park – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Kurtistown Park – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Kahaluʻu Beach Park – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Magic Sands Beach Park (Laʻaloa) – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Waiʻaha Bay Beach Park (Honl’s) – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Kailua Park (Old A/Makaʻeo) beach only – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Waikoloa Puʻu Nui Park – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Waimea Park tennis courts only – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area – 24 hours

  5. Immediate promulgation of this rule is necessary to address the continuing emergency declared in the Emergency Proclamation issued on February 28, 2020, the Supplementary Emergency Proclamations issued on March 11, 2020, and March 24, 2020, and Governor David Ige’s Proclamation dated March 4, 2020, and Supplementary Proclamations issued on March 16, 2020, March 21, 2020, March 23, 2020, March 31, 2020 and April 16, 2020.

  6. VI. This rule is to be read in conjunction with the Third Supplementary Proclamation issued on March 23, 2020. The Third Supplementary Proclamation directs all persons within the State to stay at home or in their place or residence, with exemptions for essential businesses and operations and persons engaged in permitted activities. Social distancing requirements articulated include maintaining a minimum of six feet of physical separation from other persons and limiting any gathering of more than ten people.

  7. Pursuant to Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes Section 127A-29, any person violating this Rule shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

  8. This Rule shall be effective immediately, upon publication of this Rule, and shall continue throughout the present emergency caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic or until sooner terminated by my Order.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the County of Hawaiʻi to be affixed. Done this 17th day of April 2020 in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

Harry Kim
County of Hawaiʻi

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