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Hawaiʻi Island loosens COVID-19 restrictions, increases outdoor gathering capacity

Mayor Mitch Roth loosened COVID-19 restrictions for Hawaiʻi County on Friday.

"Because of the diligent work of everyone throughout our communities to slow the spread and keep our numbers down, we can now safely welcome our keiki and their families back to our fields and open-air gymnasiums once again," Roth said.

The general public can now have outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people, and organized outdoor events can hold up to 50 people.

Indoor gatherings are still limited to 10.

Those who want to hold a gathering that exceeds those limits can file a request with the County of Hawaiʻi Civil Defense Administration and the Office of the Mayor.

The use of county pavilions is allowed with permits. The use of tents and canopies at all county parks and beaches are allowed again.

For more information, visit hawaiicounty.gov/coronavirus.

Zoe Dym was a news producer at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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