Governor David Ige signed a Third Supplementary Proclamation, ordering the entire state to stay at home and work from home starting at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 through April 30. The order limits activities outside the home to those deemed essential for daily living and to keep vital services in operation.
To ensure that the state continues to provide essential, core services, there are exemptions in the following categories: Healthcare services, food production and farming, livestock, hunting, gathering, fishing, baking, and other agriculture, farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supplies, manufacture, and distribution of products for agriculture, grocery stores and pharmacies, public and private schools, restaurants offering take-out services, hotels and motels, construction, and essential government functions. Agriculture has been identified as an “ESSENTIAL BUSINESS” and is exempt from this order.
Honolulu County - Stay and Home/Work from Home Order
Mayor Caldwell issued Emergency Order No. 2020-02, which requires all individuals on Oahu to shelter in place; stay home and work from home. The order does allow individuals to conduct necessary activities and allows ESSENTIAL BUSINESS and government services to continue operation.
The Emergency Order No. 2020-02, will allow agricultural operations to continue and defines “ESSENTIAL BUSINESS” as: Food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing. Grocery stores, certified farmers’ market, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry. Businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support or supplies needed to operate (we believe this includes Agricultural Support Services).