Mayor Rick Blangiardi announces Oahu to Move to Tier 3 of Reopening

Emergency Order No. 2021-02 regarding Tier 3 approved.

HONOLULU – Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced today that Governor David Ige has approved the City and County of Honolulu’s Order Implementing Tier 3.

Under the amended Emergency Order (Order No. 2021-02), O‘ahu will move to Tier 3 of Honolulu’s COVID-19 Reopening Framework beginning 12:01 a.m., Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Tier 3 allows some of the following activities and operations:

  • Restaurants: groups of 10 people allowed regardless of household/living unit, and the capacity limit of 50% of legal occupancy is eliminated
  • Social gatherings of up to 10 people allowed
  • Shooting and Archery ranges are allowed to have groups up to 10 people 
  • Certain Real Estate operations allowed to operate with groups up to 10 people
  • Retail and Service businesses groups up to 10 allowed, and the capacity limit of 50% of legal occupancy is eliminated
  • Spiritual Services groups up to 10 allowed, and the capacity limit of 50% of legal occupancy is eliminated
  • Funerals will be allowed to operate with up to 25 people
  • Gyms and Fitness Facilities allowed to operate indoors at 50% capacity
  • Indoor group physical activity classes allowed with no more than 10 people
  • Hawaii Golf Phase 3 to be issued by PGA Aloha Section shortly
  • Other commercial attractions, groups of 10 allowed indoors and the capacity limit of 50% of legal occupancy is eliminated
  • Commercial Recreational Boating allowed with 50% capacity
  • Helicopter tours allowed with groups up to 10, and the capacity limit of 50% of legal occupancy is eliminated

All essential and designated businesses, operations, and sectors must still comply with Social Distancing Requirements and other conditions, including mask/face-covering requirements as outlined in the Order. A signed version of Emergency Order No. 2021-02, will be posted at Honolulu.gov.

“I want to say thank you to everyone in the City and County of Honolulu for doing their part to slow the spread of this virus,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi. “We are advancing to Tier 3, but that does not mean we can let our guard down. Mask wearing, physical distancing, and staying home when you are feeling sick are all still very important. Keeping the spread of this virus in check here on O‘ahu is critical as we move toward reviving our island economy and much-needed community activities.” 

For more information on movement to a different Tier (i.e. movement to Tier 4), please view the City and County of Honolulu’s Reopening Strategy.

The City’s COVID-19 information call center remains open every day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on holidays. O‘ahu residents are encouraged to visit the website, oneoahu.org for more information on Proclamations, Emergency Orders, Business Resources, and Financial and Housing Assistance Programs in the City and County of Honolulu. If they do not find what they are looking for on the site, residents can call the 768-CITY (2489) information hotline or email covidresponse@honolulu.gov.