To stop the spread of COVID-19, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell issued an emergency "stay at home" order for Oʻahu until April 30.
“All individuals living on the island of Oʻahu are ordered to stay at home and work at home except for essential activities,” Caldwell said at a news conference at city hall on Sunday.
The order will go into effect on Monday at 4:30 p.m., though Caldwell said that it is likely that the order will be extended beyond the current end date of April 30.
On the list of what will remain open included "Educational institutions providing distance learning"—meaning that UH campuses will still be operational.
On March 20, UH officials said in an email that all 10 campuses are closed except to students and employees.
However, UH officials encouraged students, faculty and staff to practice social distancing on campus and to work from home if possible.
Classes will remain online for the rest of the semester, but essential services such as libraries, resident halls and on-campus dining (takeout only) will remain open for students.
Check out our list of what is open and closed at UH Mānoa.
The city defined these as essential activities that are allowed:
Errands essential to health and safety of individuals and pets, getting medicine, visiting a health care professional or getting supplies needed to stay at home
Shopping for groceries, pet supplies
Outdoor activities that comply with social distancing rules such as: walking, hiking or running (City and state parks are closed)
Work providing essential products or services
Caring for a family member or pet in another household
Who are essential workers?
Health care professionals
Health care operations and essential infrastructure
Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks and pet supply stores
Farming and fishing operations
Businesses that provide food, shelter and social services
Media (Newspaper, television/broadcast stations, radio stations, etc)
Gas stations, car and bike repair businesses, and towing services
Banks and related financial institutions
Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who maintain the safety, sanitation and essential services needed in homes and businesses
Businesses that provide mailing, shipping and delivery services
Laundromats, dry cleaners and industrial laundry services
Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food for delivery or carry out
Businesses that supply products needed for people to work from home
Businesses that supply other essential businesses with supply
Airlines, taxis and other private transportation providers
Home-based care for seniors, adults or children
Residential facilities and shelters
Professional services, including legal, accounting, real estate and other services
Businesses that provide food, shelter and other needs for animals
Hotel and motels
Funeral, mortuary, cremation and related services
Building and construction services
Critical labor union functions
Licensed private detectives, guards and similar agencies