Gov. Ige issues a new statewide mask mandate

Governor Ige issued a new proclamation that clarifies the existing rules of the statewide mask mandate. The proclamation comes after residents follow mask rules in the county they live in. This caused confusion for inter-state travel and for out-of-state visitors. Ige states that “All individuals shall wear face coverings over their noses and mouths when in public settings.” The proclamation also states that businesses can refuse services to those who don’t wear a mask. However, there was no change the penalty of violating the mask order, which is a fine up to $5,000, a year in jail, or both. The order is set to expire on December 31st.

Click here to read the full proclamation

Source: Hawaii News Now

By Allan Salvador
Ka Lā News staff writer

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