CITY ANNOUNCES OVERNIGHT CURFEW FOR UPCOMING EASTER WEEKEND
Mayor Kirk Caldwell today signed Emergency Order No. 2020-05, announcing an overnight island-wide curfew for the upcoming three-day holiday weekend. From Friday, April 10 thru Monday, April 13, all non-essential travel in all motor vehicles and other wheeled means of transportation travel on our roadways is prohibited. Hours of the curfew are 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily during the three-day pilot period. This curfew is to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on O‘ahu, promote social distancing, and enforce the Mayor’s Stay at Home Order. Exceptions to the curfew include but are not limited to delivery services, and going to and from Essential Business, drug stores, and hospitals. Violation of this Order is punishable as a misdemeanor, with fines up to $5,000, up to a year in jail, or both.
In addition, the Honolulu Police Department will be conducting stricter enforcement at beach parks to prevent gatherings in violation of the Stay at Home Order. This is in response to the hundreds that flocked to O‘ahu beaches last weekend.