Governor David Ige signed a supplemental to his emergency declaration to issue a statewide Stay At Home Order restricting non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state’s medical system.
The order is effective on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. and will remain in effect through April 30. Ige’s move came after a few counties already had issued similar orders.
Exceptions such as checking on family and shopping for supplies will be allowed. Residents are asked to remain at home and visitors are asked to stay at their place of lodging.
The Governor also announced that the State Tax deadline has been extended from April 20 to July 20. Taxpayers don’t need to do anything to opt-in to the extension. The exception is for 2019 individual and corporate tax filings.
DOE Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto, also announced that DOE’s plan for students to return to school on April 7 still stands.
*This is a Breaking News Story and will be updated as more information becomes available.