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Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br />Roy Takemoto <br />Managing Director <br />Barbara J. Kossow <br />Deputy Managing Director <br />County of Hawaii <br />Office of the Mayor <br />25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2603 . Hilo, Hawaii 96720 . (808) 961-8211 . Fax (808) 961-6553 <br />KONA: 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy., Bldg C . Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 <br />(808)323-4444 . Fax (808)323-4440 <br /> <br />Mayor's COVID-19 Emergency Rule No. 9 <br /> <br />Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 127A and due to the public health concerns related to COVID-19, I hereby find that immediate promulgation of this rule is necessary and do so in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of this County. This rule amends and restates all Mayoral Covid-19 Emergency Rules. <br /> <br /> In accordance with Governor David Y. lge's Ninth Supplementary Proclamation (“9th Supplementary”), the County and State of Hawaiʻi is within the “Act with Care” phase of the "State Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience." With the decline of active COVID-19 cases in the County of Hawaiʻi, reopening of more medium risk operations and activities can be allowed. Unless otherwise specified in this rule, all businesses, operations, and activities are permitted to re-open but remain subject to all restrictions and physical distancing requirements of this rule, the 9th Supplementary and any subsequent proclamations or orders, the State Department of Health Reopening Hawai‘i Safe Practices, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and industry guidelines. <br /> <br />A. Work in Businesses or Operations <br /> <br /> All businesses, operations, and activities are permitted to open except those businesses, operations and activities delineated in Exhibit 5, as otherwise provided by this rule, and subject to all restrictions and physical distancing requirements of this rule, the 9th Supplementary and any subsequent proclamations or orders, the State Department of Health Reopening Hawai‘i Safe Practices, and any CDC and industry guidelines. <br /> <br />B. Safe Practices <br /> <br /> All persons shall implement the following physical distancing and sanitation requirements to the fullest extent possible: <br /> <br />1. Face covering. Persons over the age of five (5) years old shall wear a face covering as described and recommended by the CDC while in public settings. This requirement shall not apply to persons engaging