Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Now you can use the beach or go hiking in Hawaii, but you can't bring your kids or spouse with you

Civil Beat:

Individuals can walk, run, sit, and fish in the island’s outdoor spaces and visit community gardens and botanical gardens. But “only by oneself,” the order states.

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“We do believe outdoors is safer than indoors. We’ve said that repeatedly,” the mayor said.

“But the reason why we shut down our parks, beaches and trails was because we lost control and allowed large gatherings to take place

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The mayor said his order prohibits people, even those living in the same household, from visiting parks or beaches together. That means that parents are not allowed to bring their kids to the beach, he said, and couples may not hike together, even at a distance.

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The order also doesn’t specify if there are exceptions available for people with disabilities.