Under the new restrictions, restaurant, bars and gyms will be limited to 50% indoor capacity. Indoor social gatherings will also be limited to 10 people and outdoor social gatherings will be limited to 25.
"Patrons in restaurants, bars, establishments must remain seated with parties maintaining six feet of distance," Gov. David Ige tweeted Tuesday. "No mingling, and masks must be worn unless actively eating."
Social gatherings will be limited to no more than 10 indoors, 25 outdoors. Patrons in restaurants, bars, establishments must remain seated with parties maintaining six feet of distance. No mingling, and masks must be worn unless actively eating.— Governor David Ige (@GovHawaii) August 11, 2021
Ige signed the executive order saying the changes are effective immediately and are being made to avoid a strain on the health-care system.
The state, however, is holding off on changing tourist entry requirements.
The state is reporting a case count not seen since the onset of the pandemic. On Tuesday, 436 new cases were reported.