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Beyond Recovery: Reopening Hawai‘i

May 19, 2020

The Governor David Ige’s re-opening and recovery strategy (Beyond Recovery: Reopening Hawai‘i)  includes four phases:

Phase 1: Stabilization focuses on healing Hawai‘i by saving lives and flattening the curve in our community. (Hawai‘i has transitioned through this phase by re-opening low-risk businesses in the last few weeks).

Phase 2: Re-opening celebrates Hawai‘i’s Kama‘āina Economy, where the state starts to re-open medium-risk businesses and activities, and later – re-opening high-risk businesses and activities.

Phase 3: Long-term recovery – where the state renews and rebuilds Hawai‘i’s economy through planning and policy discussions, incorporating transitional workforce modernization opportunities, supporting economic diversification initiatives, targeting the development of emerging industries, and advancing long-term resiliency planning. At this level, the state will focus on re-opening highest risk businesses and activities, while remaining cautious and adjusting Safe Practices as needed. This phase is expected to take much longer, since this phase covers the reshaping of Hawai‘i’s economy.

Phase 4:  Resilience is the intended outcome for Hawai‘i. Together, we will emerge stronger and more resilient as a result of learning from and overcoming this unprecedented challenge.

Under the emergency proclamation, county mayors will have the authority to make decisions for their counties – including re-opening businesses and implementing restrictions – with the governor’s approval.

For the full slide presentation “Beyond Recovery: Reopening Hawai‘i” – click here.

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