Hawaiʻi Restaurants Struggle to Serve Influx of Tourists

(AP) — Hawaiʻi’s restaurants are having a hard time serving an influx of tourists returning to the islands as pandemic restrictions across the nation ease. Restaurants in Hawaiʻi are operating at 50% capacity. Gov. David Ige says that limit will not be increased until 60% of Hawaiʻi residents are vaccinated. When that benchmark is met, restaurants will be able to operate at 75% capacity. But capacity increases won’t help some restaurants with limited space. Some restaurants won’t be able to serve many more people until social distancing rules are changed.

 

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