• The GCA will post COVID-19-related updates here to help provide our members with information that will help their businesses through these challenging times and rapidly changing circumstances.

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  • Latest Hawai'i Updates

    Governor Ige's amendment to the 19th Emergency Proclamation 2021-0524
    Governor Ige's 20th Emergency Proclamation 2021-0507
    Governor Ige's 19th Emergency Proclamation 2021-0409

    Amendment to Honolulu Mayor Blangiardi's Emergency Order 2021-0524
    Mayor Blangiardi’s Emergency Order 2021-0324

    Safe Travels Hawaii Program 2020-1125

    Designated Businesses and Operations – Tier 3 Required Conditions 2021-0326

    Second Amendment to Honolulu's COVID-19 Recovery Framework 2021-0326

    Vaccination Information

    Federal Updates

    Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing...Read More

    DOD Announcement Regarding Mask Wearing on Military Installations...Read More.

    Dear GCA Members,

    The GCA has been actively advocating for our industry to be prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccination. However, with the vaccine in limited supply at this time, we’ll have to be vaccinated in phases with those at higher risk of exposure, such as field personnel who must perform work-related duties on-site, prioritized over office personnel, particularly if those employees have the ability to continue working from home.

    The state is currently vaccinating those in phase 1B, which includes first responders, corrections officers, emergency services dispatchers, critical transportation infrastructure workers (harbor and dock workers, public transportation, etc.), critical utilities (energy, water, etc.), teachers and childcare and educational support staff (childcare, early education, K‐12, post‐secondary), those essential for federal, state, local government operations, and U.S. Postal Service employees. As our industry has been categorized as “critical infrastructure,” we believe at least some members can qualify for vaccination, especially if you are working on transportation infrastructure, utilities, healthcare, schools, or any government projects. All other essential workers will have the opportunity to be vaccinated during phase 1C.

    There’s a Department of Health survey that each company needs to fill out. Just one person should fill it out for the whole company, so please don’t have your employees fill it out individually. Click here to complete the survey.

    We will continue to advocate for the entire industry to be vaccinated, and will share more information as it becomes available.

    February 3, 2021
    On Jan. 29, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new guidance on protecting workers and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.  Per OSHA, the guidance is not a standard or regulation, creates no new legal obligations and the recommendations are advisory... Read More

  • Interisland Travel Quarantine Exemptions
    August 11, 2020

    The mandatory 14-day interisland self-quarantine has been partially reinstated effective today, Tuesday, August 11, in accordance with Governor Ige’s 11th emergency proclamation. This applies to any person arriving to Kauai, Hawaii Island or Maui County (Maui, Molokai, Lanai), and traveling between these islands. It does not include interisland travelers arriving on Oahu. The period of self-quarantine will begin immediately upon arrival, and last 14 days or the duration of the person’s stay on the island, whichever is shorter.

    All interisland travelers must complete the Mandatory Traveler Health Form before traveling. The form may be completed online in advance, but no more than 24 hours prior to your flight.  

    Construction is still considered “essential” and any employees traveling for work may apply for an exemption to the quarantine, however, exemptions for interisland travel must now be obtained by county. Below are the directions and references for each island:

    Maui County

    All interisland travelers arriving on Maui, Molokai or Lanai will be required to visit Maui County’s website to fill out the County of Maui Mandatory Travel Declaration Form. Those seeking a modified quarantine due to essential work must complete the Mandatory Travel Declaration Form and the Request for Limited Quarantine Form at least five days prior to the requestor's departure. Those who previously submitted a limited quarantine request by email do not need to resubmit the information through the new form.

    Kauai County

    Interisland travelers to the County of Kauai who believe they qualify for a modified quarantine should visit the Kauai County COVID-19 webpage and click on the “Modified Quarantine Request” button at the top of the page to complete the application form at least two days prior to the date of travel. Be prepared to provide travel details and reason for request. Click here for more information.

    Hawaii County

    Interisland passengers traveling to Hawaii Island to perform critical infrastructure functions must complete the required travel forms to request modification or exemption from the quarantine requirements. Click here to apply for an exemption online. These travel forms must be filled out at least five days prior to the scheduled arrival date.

    City and County of Honolulu

    Interisland passengers traveling to Oahu do not have to self-quarantine. However, neighbor island residents traveling to Oahu for essential business should request an exemption from their County of residence for their return.

    Important notes:

    • Neighbor island residents traveling between neighbor islands, such as between Maui and Kauai, must request an exemption from the County they are visiting and a separate exemption from the County of their residence for their return trip home.
    • Travel exemptions only allow travelers to conduct their essential function as well as travel to and from their essential functions. Workers may only leave their place of lodging for essential work purposes (and not for grocery shopping/buying food, outdoor exercise, or anything else outside of their self-quarantine location) and must wear appropriate protective gear and follow social distancing requirements.

    The interisland quarantine continues through Aug. 31 unless it is terminated or extended by a separate proclamation.