UPDATED COVID-19 CLOSURE INFO FOR DOFAW RESOURCES ON O’AHU, 9/23/20

UPDATED COVID-19 CLOSURE INFO FOR DOFAW RESOURCES ON O’AHU, 9/23/20

Posted on Sep 25, 2020

Effective September 24 through October 31, 2020: Based on the latest guidance from the City and County of Honolulu and the State of Hawai‘i, trails, beaches, and sandbars on O‘ahu managed by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife are no longer closed due to COVID-19, provided that the conditions below are followed. Trails may still be closed due to other reasons, so be sure to check https://hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov/trails/#/ for up-to-date information on trails you may be interested in. 

In addition to the information below, please note that Peacock Flat campground and trailside camping will remain closed.

The relevant section from the recent announcement is summarized below. For the official order, visit the City & County of Honolulu website on COVID-19.

ORDER NO. 2020-27

Order 3: Gatherings

  1. Indoor and outdoor social gatherings of more than five individuals are prohibited. For purposes of this Order, a “social gathering” is a gathering or event that brings together persons from multiple households or living units at the same time for a discrete, shared or group experience in a single room, space, or place such as a private home, park, auditorium, stadium, arena, conference room, lunch room, meeting hall, or other indoor or outdoor space.

Order 5: Face coverings.

All individuals within the City shall wear face coverings while outdoors in public spaces when maintaining a physical distance of six (6) feet from other individuals is not feasible.

…Face coverings under this Order may not be worn only under the following circumstances:

…C: By individuals engaging in physical activity outdoors where proper physical distancing of at least six (6) feet is maintainable and maintained (e.g., walking, jogging, hiking, etc.);

Order 6: City Parks and State Parks.

City and County of Honolulu parks, campgrounds, trails, and botanical gardens (“City Parks”) and State of Hawai’i parks, campgrounds, and trails within the City (“State Parks”), may be opened for limited use as set forth below:

  1. Up to five (5) individuals may engage in any lawful activity (e.g., walking, running, biking, sitting, fishing, etc.) as a group at City Parks and State Parks.

Order 7: Beaches.

Consistent with Governor David Y. Ige’s COVID-19 related proclamations and approval of this Order, all beaches and sand bars within the City may be opened for limited use as set forth below:

  1. Up to five (5) individuals may engage in any lawful activity (e.g., walking, running, biking, sitting, fishing, etc.) as a group on the beach.
  2. All other State or City restrictions related to COVID-19 must be followed, including, but not limited to, any applicable quarantine restrictions.
  3. Beaches under the State’s jurisdiction may be opened for the above limited use as announced by the State Department of Land and Natural Resources consistent with this Order and Governor Ige’s approval of this Order.
  4. No canopies are allowed on State beaches and sand bars within the City.

For the full text of this order, visit http://www.honolulu.gov/rep/site/may/may_docs/Emergency_Order_No._2020-27_certified_-_signed.pdf.