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County of Hawai’i Office of the Mayor 25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2603 Hilo, Hawai’i 96720 (808) 961-8211 Fax (808) 961-6553 KONA: 74-5044 Ane Keohok-alole Hwy., Bldg C Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i 96740 (808) 323-4444 Fax (808) 323-4440 Harry Kim Mayor Roy Takemoto Managing Director Barbara J. Kossow Deputy Managing Director Mayor’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule No. 2 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 fi nd that immediate promulgation of this rule is necessary and do so in order to identify and prescribe access to County parks and recreational facilities, beach parks and shoreline accesses, and County parks restroom facilities. I. All County of Hawai’i parks and recreational facilities: (1) listed specifi cally in Hawai’i County Code, Chapter 15 Parks & Recreation, Article 3, Section 15-68.1 “Parks and recreational facility schedule,” or (2) as defi ned by Hawai’i County Code, Chapter 15, Article 1, Section 15-3 as a “park area” or “recreational area” are closed. In addition, all permits and reservations for use associated with these parks and recreational facilities are canceled through April 30, 2020. II. County cemeteries, including veteran’s cemeteries administered by the County, remain open for visitation during standard hours. Pana’ewa Equestrian Center remains open only for those persons with valid horse stall rental agreements that are actively boarding a horse at the facility. III. To allow passage for the specifi c purposes of: 1) direct access to and from the ocean and shoreline in order to engage in outdoor exercise; 2) fi shing for and gathering food; and 3) use of restroom and shower facilities, the following County parks will be made available daily, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. Kahalu’u Beach Park Magic Sands Beach Park Wai’aha Bay Beach Park (Honl’s) Kawaihae Canoe Area Honoli’i Beach Park Kaipalaoa Landing Beach Park Bayfront Beach Park Reed’s Bay Beach Park Lili’uokalani Gardens IV. The following park restroom facilities will be open for the public’s use during the hours noted: Mo’oheau Bus Terminal 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lincoln Park 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bayfront Soccer Fields 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bayfront Beach Park 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Liliuokalani Gardens 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reeds Bay Beach Park 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Veterans Cemetery No. 2 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Honoli’i Beach Park 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ‘Alae Cemetery 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shipman Park 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kurtistown Park 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kahalu’u Beach Park 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Magic Sands Beach Park (La’aloa) 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wai’aha Bay Beach Park (Honl’s) 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kailua Park (Old A/Maka’eo) beach only 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Waikoloa Pu’u Nui Park 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Waimea Park tennis courts only 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area 24 hours V. Immediate promulgation of this rule is necessary to address the continuing emergency declared in the Emergency Proclamation issued on February 28, 2020, the Supplementary Emergency Proclamations issued on March 11, 2020, and March 24, 2020, and Governor David Ige’s Proclamation dated March 4, 2020, and Supplementary Proclamations issued on March 16, 2020, March 21, 2020, March 23, 2020, March 31, 2020 and April 16, 2020. VI. This rule is to be read in conjunction with the Third Supplementary Proclamation issued on March 23, 2020. The Third Supplementary Proclamation directs all persons within the State to stay at home or in their place or residence, with exemptions for essential businesses and operations and persons engaged in permitted activities. Social distancing requirements articulated include maintaining a minimum of six feet of physical separation from other persons and limiting any gathering of more than ten people. VII. Pursuant to Hawai’i Revised Statutes Section 127A-29, any person violating this Rule shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction fi ned not more than $5,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. VIII. This Rule shall be effective immediately, upon publication of this Rule, and shall continue throughout the present emergency caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic or until sooner terminated by my Order. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the County of Hawai’i to be affi xed. Done this 17th day of April 2020 in Hilo, Hawai’i. Harry Kim Mayor County of Hawai’i County of Hawai’i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.