We are one week in to the second stay-at-home work-from-home order. The order began August 27 and is currently set to end on September 9. To ensure that the order does not get extended, please do not gather with those outside of your household. Keep this in mind especially with the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Also, follow the CDC guidelines of wearing a face covering when in public spaces, maintaining 6 feet distance from others, and frequent hand-washing.

The new order has many of us questioning what we can and cannot do. Confused about what’s open and closed? See the below list:

Open

  • Essential Businesses
  • Restaurants: take-out or delivery
  • Public Schools, UH Manoa
  • Child Care
  • Construction
  • Religious services, graveyards

Closed

  • Retail Businesses/Bars
  • Personal Services: Hair salons, Tattoo Shops
  • Beaches
  • City & state Parks/Hiking Trails
  • Gyms
  • Golf Courses
  • Private Schools

As an essential business we are open with new operating procedures. We have adjusted to a rotating work schedule. Only two staff members will be present in the office at a time for social distancing measures, while the rest work remotely. We are available to assist you by phone, e-mail and ZOOM conferencing (upon request) during our normal business hours.

Unfortunately, during the first stay-at-home work-from-home order many local businesses had no choice but to shut down. It is anticipated that this new order will lead to more closures. As we work with many small to medium sized business owners in Hawaii, we understand the stress that is caused when making the call to close shop permanently.

If you are considering closing your business, check out our two latest blog posts Throwing In the Towel: Legal Issues to Closing Your Business – Part 1 and Part 2. We hope to be a source of information for you during these uncertain times as we provide a variety of free resources including, blogs, videos and webinars.

Stay safe and healthy!

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