The Maui News
Beginning Monday, contractors and visitors at state facilities and on state property will need to provide their COVID-19 vaccination or testing status prior to entry, the Office of the Governor announced Thursday.
The executive order signed by Gov. David Ige is being enacted to protect the government workforce during a time when COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are escalating due to the delta variant, according to a news release.
Verification of vaccinations or COVID-19 tests may include digital or hard copy documentation. Contractors and visitors may not remain in any state facility unless they are in compliance with the order, the news release said.
Contractors and visitors to state facilities and on state property must wear a mask at all times while in the state facility and physically distance themselves from others.
Contractors entering, working or providing services in any state facility must:
• Identify all employees accessing state facilities.
• Attest to whether employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, partially vaccinated (one of two doses) or not vaccinated.
• Provide weekly verification that partially vaccinated or unvaccinated employees are being tested for COVID-19 with negative results once or twice a week, as determined by the state department/agency receiving the goods/services.
All visitors to state facilities where contact is made with state employees must:
• Provide verification of being fully vaccinated.
• Provide a negative COVID-19 test result if not fully vaccinated.
The order does not apply to visitors on beaches, beach parks and other outdoor state government properties. Those under 12 are also waived from the requirement along with students attending state Department of Education public or charter schools. It also does not apply to inmates at state correctional facilities, patients in state hospitals, residents while present in state housing projects and individuals entering any state airport for the purpose of traveling out of or into an airport within the state. Individuals who make deliveries to a state facility and who leave within 10 minutes of entry are also exempt.