Here are the COVID-19 rules for gatherings and events on each island in early 2022

Last updated February 21, 2022.

Some of Hawaii’s mayors made changes to their county’s COVID rules for social gatherings and events as the omicron variant moved into 2022. That’s how the rules vary from island to island.

City and County of Honolulu

  • Outdoor and indoor events have no capacity limit.
  • Indoor events of more than 1,000 people previously had to operate at 50% site capacity. This rule was in place from January 10 until the end of January.
  • Informal social gatherings have no capacity limits.
  • Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is still required for businesses, events or operations that serve food or beverages for consumption on-site – under Safe Access Oʻahu. The city is expected to drop those requirements in early March.
  • Indoor gymnasiums, fitness facilities, physical activities or high-risk activities are also still subject to Safe Access Oʻahu guidelines.

Maui County

  • As of February 21, COVID documentation requirements have ended for Maui County. Previously, indoor dining and businesses/activities deemed higher risk required proof of vaccination, a negative COVID test result within 48 hours, or a signed letter from a medical professional confirming full recovery from COVID-19. COVID-19 within a specific timeframe. A recall requirement was in effect from January 24 to February 6.
  • Indoor social gatherings are limited to 25 people, down from 10 previously. There is no limit for outdoor gatherings.
  • Commercial indoor events with more than 125 attendees — up from 75 — must submit plans to [email protected]

More information can be found at mauinuistrong.info.

Hawaii County

  • Social gathering limits are 10 indoors and 100 outdoors.
  • Nightclubs, large indoor and outdoor venues and road races remain closed.
  • Physical distancing of 6 feet is still required in public places and 3 feet for schools.
  • Event requests are always required for business events.

More information about Hawaii County can be found here.

Kauaʻi County

  • Social gathering limits remain 40 people indoors and 100 outdoors.
  • Event Organizers/Coordinators are responsible for collecting and maintaining contact information for all attendees. Participants must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test performed within 24 hours.

More information can be found at kauai.gov/covid-19.

Statewide

Aspects of the state’s Safe Travels program remain in place. Arriving travelers are required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test to avoid a 5-day quarantine on arrival – up from 10 days before January 3.

The statewide indoor mask mandate also remains in place.

Find more information about vaccine and testing sites at hawaiicovid19.com.

Sara H. Byrd