Hawaii’s governor drops outdoor mask mandate

Effective May 25, 2021, Hawaii had dropped the mandate to wear a mask in outdoor settings. Governor Ige shared these statements on Twitter:

“Today I announced that Hawaii is dropping its mask mandate in outdoor settings – effective immediately. This is across all islands. I spoke with county mayors and we agree this is the right next step. We’ve been seeing fewer cases of COVID and have made progress on vaccinations.

We do highly recommend mask wearing if you are in large groups, even if you’re outdoors. The indoor mandate will remain in place for a little longer as we get more people in our communities vaccinated, but we are getting closer.”

The governor hinted at potential changes in the Safe Travels program in June pending more vaccinations. He says,

“If our vaccination program is successful, I also expect to make changes to the Safe Travels program next month. Thank you all for doing your part to keep our community safe.”

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