COVID-19 Updates from The Imperial Hawaii Resort
The Imperial Hawaii Resort is your home away from home and our mission statement reflects our core values: We are committed to providing a high-quality vacation experience, and our goal is to treat all Vacation Club Owners and hotel guests with the true kama’aina spirit of ho’okipa: courtesy, respect and hospitality. This guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to COVID-19.
The Imperial Hawaii Resort has been sharing information via social media and updating our COVID-19 Updates page on our website with the most recent news regarding COVID-19 on Oahu. Below is an overview of what we’ve posted so far. Status updates for the Hawaii State Department of Health can be found online at https://hawaiicovid19.com/status-updates/
Here is a list of our updates from March through the current date:
March 19, 2020: Post from The Imperial Hawaii Resort: The health and well being of our owners, guests and staff is our top priority.
The Imperial Hawaii Resort has been closely monitoring the current COVID-19 situation and has decided to suspend our weekly events until further notice. We are following current guidance from government and health authorities.
March 21, 2020: Gov. David Ige has instituted a 14-day mandatory quarantine for all visitors and returning residents to Hawaii.
March 23, 2020: Stay-at-home order for Oahu set to begin in ‘extraordinary’ push to stop spread of virus *This emergency mandate goes into effect March 25th and extends through April 30 (End date could be extended)
A broad stay-at-home order will go into effect on Oahu as part of what the city called an “extraordinary” but necessary push to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Mayor Caldwell, who announced the order Sunday, said the emergency mandate goes into effect on March 25th and extends through April 30. Honolulu Mayor details stay-at-home order for Oahu… “We want to see folks staying at home, only doing the things are essential,” Caldwell said. See what’s defined as essential: LIST: Essential services, workers and activities under city’s stay-at-home order
March 25, 2020: Post from The Imperial Hawaii Resort:
March 31, 2020: In addition to the 14 day quarantine for ALL incoming travelers to the state of Hawaii; Inter-island quarantine added to stem in-state spread of coronavirus
A mandatory 14-day self-quarantine is required for all incoming travelers, including inter-island travelers starting Wednesday April 1st. This comes as Hawaii begins to address a shift in COVID-19 cases from mostly out-of-state travel related to more in-state. Gov. David Ige announced the new inter-island order, saying is would take effect at midnight Wednesday April 1st and continue until April 30th. Ige said it’s “more important than ever to continue to practice social distancing. We cannot let our guard down.” Read full article from Star Advertiser HERE.
April 10, 2020: Nighttime Curfew over Easter Weekend
Starting Friday night April 10th, the City and County of Honolulu will step up enforcement of the state’s stay-at-home order with a nighttime curfew pilot program through the Easter weekend. The curfew will extend from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. The curfew means that no one will be allowed to use any mode of transportation ― from vehicles to motorcycles to bikes ― on any roads on Oahu and Maui unless they fall into a limited number of exceptions. The curfew will be completely lifted Monday morning.
Read the full story HERE
April 17, 2020: Governor’s emergency order requires everyone to wear face masks at essential businesses
Starting immediately, Friday April 17th, it’s been announced that the governor is now mandating that everyone wear a face mask or covering while in essential businesses — or while waiting to get inside. The requirement was included in an emergency supplemental proclamation issued Friday and takes effect immediately.
Also Friday, the governor issued new rules that clarify that all beaches are closed, and that lounging or sunbathing on the sand is not allowed. People can still cross beaches to get to the ocean. Read the full story HERE
April 21, 2020: Mayor Extending Honolulu stay-at-home order through the end of May
Mayor Kirk Caldwell said today he is extending the stay-at-home, work-from-home order “with modifications” for Honolulu through May and is reopening city parks for exercise only, beginning 5 a.m. Saturday. He also announced a $2 million program for about 10,000 more COVID-19 tests to be conducted by community centers around the island who provide health care for under served populations. “In order to open up, we need to do more testing, a lot more testing,” he said.
Read full article HERE
April 25, 2020: Gov. Ige extends stay at home order, 14-day quarantine through May 31
This island of Oahu is doing it’s best to stay safe. We love our visitors, but for now “we are flattening the curve,” Governor Ige said. “However, my greatest fear is that if we move to reopen too quickly, we will see a sudden surge in new cases that would result in over-running our healthcare system and more deaths.” The State also vows to strictly enforce the 14-day travel quarantine with enhanced screening measures.
If someone flies into the state of Hawaii during this quarantine, “The person will initial and sign a mandatory order confirming that they are aware quarantine for the 14 days by signing the document,” said Department of Transportation spokesperson Tim Sakahara. “They acknowledge they understand violating the order is a criminal offense and is subject to a $5,000 fine and or a year imprisonment.”
Read full article HERE
May 18, 2020: Gov. Ige extends 14-day quarantine through June 30
Governor David Ige extended the 14-day mandatory quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i, including inter-island travelers, through June 30. The governor also unveiled the re-opening and recovery plan for the state to ‘jumpstart the economy and recover from the COVID-19 crisis.’ According to the plan, medium-risk businesses and operations will re-open beginning in June – assuming the state’s COVID-19 activity remains manageable. High-risk businesses and operations will eventually follow, as long as Hawai‘i’s disease activity continues to remain manageable. Honolulu retail stores and beaches were approved to open to on May 15 & 16 and restaurants June 5th.
Read the full article HERE
JUNE 1, 2020 : Inter-Island travel opening, Out-of-State Quarantine still in effect
In a big step toward fully reopening the state, the governor announced the mandatory, 14-day quarantine for inter-island travelers will be lifted June 16. Read full article HERE
*The 14-day mandatory quarantine for travelers arriving from out-of-state is still in effect through June 30th and Gov. Ige has indicated it may be extended further. A specific date of when the quarantine would be lifted has not been set.
When it’s safe to do so, we can’t wait to welcome everyone with open arms and the spirit of Aloha!