Statewide Mask Mandate Will Stay in Effect Despite CDC’s Revised Restrictions

(AP) — Hawaiʻi Gov. David Ige says the state’s mask mandate will remain in place for now. Ige urged people to continue wearing masks despite the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about vaccinated people not having to wear masks in certain outdoor situations. Ige said said it would be difficult to determine who has been vaccinated when it comes to enforcement. Honolulu Police are still enforcing rules on Oahu. A police spokeswoman said last week the department issued approximately 130 citations and arrests for mask violations.

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