Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Last Updated: Friday, June 12, 2020

As Hawai’i and many other communities are being the process of reopening, the CDC has created some helpful tips to consider as individuals are slowly venturing out and resuming some daily activities. To ensure your safety and safety of others, if you do not feel well or have been in contact with someone who has/had COVID-19, please consider staying at home.


Below are some points that the CDC encourages people to consider and practice:

  • As a general rule of thumb, the longer and more closely you interact with others there is an increased risk of potential spread.
    • Consider the number of people you may interact with, whether you can maintain a 6-foot space between yourself and others, and how long you will be interacting with people.
  • Be aware if COVID-19 is actively spreading in your community and what the local orders are.
  • Be cognizant if you are at a higher risk for severe illnesses.
  • When going out, always have a cloth face covering, tissues, and hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
  • Should you get sick with COVID-19, know your work and/or school’s policy on teleworking or sick leave.


For more in-depth information, please visit CDC’s Deciding to Go Out page. Here you will find information and recommendations for running essential errands, using transportation, going to doctor visits/getting medicine, and visiting parks and recreational facilities.