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Gov. David Ige reduces Hawaii’s travel quarantine to 10 days to match health guidelines

Starting Thursday passengers entering the state of Hawaii and traveling between counties will only have to quarantine for 10 days instead of 14 days if they don’t have an exemption from the state’s travel entry requirements.

The shortened exemption period takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and was included in the 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation signed by Gov. David Ige today.

The change has been coming since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state Department of Health adopted the reduced quarantine period earlier this month.

“A 10-day self-quarantine period allows us to control the spread of COVID-19 in the community while balancing the need to address the mental and emotional health issues caused by isolation, to improve compliance, and to lessen the economic hardship for those unable to return to work,” Ige said. “We will continue to assess the situation and make decisions based on evidence and the advice of our health experts.”

The proclamation also extends a moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent until Feb. 14.

The order did not extend the grace period for annual safety certifications of vehicles. Periodic motor vehicle inspections stations have been open since May, and the state advises vehicle owners to get their safety checks done as quickly as possible.

The 17th emergency proclamation will be in effect until Feb. 14, 2021.

For additional details, see https://808ne.ws/17thorder.

Correction: Ige’s proclamation extends a moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent until Feb. 14. An earlier version had a later date.

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