|Above, a view of Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
For those who hoped to be able to enjoy a Hawaiian vacation in July, you're out of luck.
Out of state visitors are out of luck until at least August, as Hawaii has extended its mandatory 14-day quarantine through the end of July.
The news has been greeted with mix results, as expected. The absence of tourism is very good for the overall health of the islands, but also very difficult for those who work in tourism.
Some business leaders have been frustrated by the lack of a clear plan about when tourism will open - you can’t plan without a plan. But for now, the State appears content operating on a month-by-month basis, which, to be fair, also makes sense given the uncertain nature of things.
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