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Emergency order to self-quarantine for inter-island travelers

Posted on Mar 28, 2020 in Capitol Connection, Featured

Gov. David Ige has signed a fourth supplementary proclamation that requires all residents and visitors traveling between any of the islands in the state to self-quarantine for 14 days, with the exception of essential workers and those seeking medical care.

All who travel inter-island will be required to fill out and sign an Interisland Declaration Form before going through TSA at the airports. It will include: name; residential address; contact telephone number; and destination information. They must also indicate the purpose of their travel.

People traveling inter-island for essential functions, such as healthcare workers, are subject to self-quarantine while traveling, except when performing essential functions. Self-quarantine means travelers must remain in their hotel rooms, order food delivery, and not receive visitors. When they return to their island residence, they are not subject to quarantine so long as they wear appropriate protective gear – primarily masks – and follow all social distancing requirements.

Those traveling for medical or health care are not subject to self-quarantine, as long as they wear appropriate protective gear and follow social distancing requirements.

Violations of this order could result in a misdemeanor with fines of up to $5,000 and/or up to one year in prison, or both.

Read more in the April Capitol Connection newsletter

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