Lee Ann Apao opened Studio 203 Salon in Lihu‘e 24 years ago. Mayor Derek Kawakami’s Emergency Rule 10 allows her to reopen her salon. Photo by Léo Azambuja

Mayor Derek Kawakami’s Emergency Rule 10 is now in effect, following Gov. David Ige’s signature of approval on Thursday. In accordance with the Governor’s phased reopening plan, called the “State Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience,” Mayor’s Emergency Rule 10 reopens a number of medium risk businesses and activities, according to a county news release.

Public and private pools, churches, outdoor tour activities, salons and barbershops, all cleaning and construction work, and one-on-one personal services such as fitness, tutoring, music lessons and similar activities are allowed to open as of today with certain restrictions.

Businesses must meet various requirements, such as physical distancing, masks and sanitation, pursuant to the Governor’s 8th Supplemental Proclamation and the state Department of Health Safe Practices. Each business can determine the maximum number of individuals to allow for social distancing within its facility.

To view the emergency rules and proclamations, or for more information on COVID-19, visit www.kauai.gov/covid-19.