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Hawaiʻi State Capitol will reopen to the public on Monday

Hawaii State Capitol
Catherine Cruz
Hawaiʻi State Capitol

The Hawaiʻi State Capitol will reopen to the public on Monday, March 7.

Visitors can enter from two locations: a street-level elevator on the ʻEwa-side of the rotunda, on the side closest to Beretania Street; and the basement entrance accessible via a stairway near Washington Place.

Access will be granted from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You must provide photo identification and either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of entering the capitol.

Visitors will be given a sticker which must be displayed throughout the visit.

Masks are required at all times in the capitol.

In February, the two chambers of the Legislature appeared to differ on the reopening date.

House Speaker Scott Saiki sent out a press release announcing it would reopen to the public on March 7, as part of several initiatives to restore public confidence in the wake of the bribery scandal involving Kalani English and Ty Cullen.

But later, Senate President Ron Kouchi sent out a statement in which he said his chamber was not consulted prior to the announcement.

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