Gov. Ige signs coronavirus emergency proclamation with vaccine travel exception, needs HIEMA approval

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Vaccinated travelers are one step closer to skipping Hawaii’s travel quarantine.

This is according to the 19th COVID-19 emergency proclamation that Gov. David Ige signed during the evening of Friday, April 9.

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According to the proclamation, the exception for vaccinated travelers will become effective once it is approved by the director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA).

HIEMA has not commented on the anticipated timeline for reviewing the proclamation but says a date and related details will be made available on its website.

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Inslee announces proclamations on COVID-19 and winter weather, updates air travel proclamation


Gov. Jay Inslee today updated proclamation 20-83 regarding quarantine requirements for air travel. Inslee also released new proclamations related to winter weather and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

COVID-19 – Restrictions on Travelers (20-83.1)

Amends Proclamation 20-83, which required air passengers to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival from countries in which COVID-19 variants were detected. The amended order requires all air passengers to comply with the requirements ordered by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when traveling from outside the U.S. to Washington. The CDC currently requires all such air passengers to obtain a negative viral COVID-19 test within 3 days of travel or to present proof of recovery from COVID-19. For other types of travel, the Governor’s travel advisory remains in place. This proclamation will remain in effect through the state of emergency established in Proclamation 20-05.

Read the full proclamation here

COVID-19 – Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) Informational Public Hearings (21-04)

This proclamation allows EFSEC to remotely conduct its required informational public hearings regarding new energy project siting proposals, under RCW 80.50.090(1). Though allowing for remote informational public hearings, the order requires EFSEC to provide robust public participation options so that the public may observe the hearing in real time and offer public comment. This order goes into effect March 12, 2021, and expires on April 11, 2021, unless further extended.

Read the full proclamation here

Winter Weather (21-03)

This proclamation establishes a winter weather state of emergency in response to a series of severe winter storms beginning on December 17, 2020. By implementing the plans and procedures in the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan state agencies and departments are directed to assist with winter storm response and recovery. 

Read the full proclamation here

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