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CERTAIN REAL ESTATE SERVICES ALLOWED TO RE-OPEN FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020



As Oahu continues to flatten the curve, Mayor Kirk Caldwell has announced that Real Estate is one of the six businesses allowed to reopen this Friday, May 1, which was approved by Governor Ige on April 29. More specifically, “All real property sales and management activities must be accomplished by remote/electronic means whenever possible. Restrictions and permitted real estate services are outlined in Emergency Order No. 2020-09”.


JTC has been serving clients during this time in a safe manner. We look forward to continuing to serve, while adhering to the highest standards of safety for our clients and community.

Read more from Hawaii Public Radio below:


Select Honolulu businesses will be allowed to reopen this Friday, with modifications on how they operate.


Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced this afternoon Governor David Ige has approved the city's request to amend its stay-at-home order to allow businesses such as car dealerships and golf courses to reopen as early as Friday.


Ige’s latest emergency order limits the power of county mayors and requires they get his approval for any changes to their stay-at-home orders.

Changes to the amended stay-at-home order add the limited reopening of certain businesses and operations such as:


- Certain real estate services. All real property sales and management activities must be accomplished by remote/electronic means whenever possible. Restrictions and permitted real estate services are outlined in Emergency Order No. 2020-09;


- New and used car and truck dealerships -- sales and leasing activities (with restrictions, such as no test drives);


- Automated service providers. Service providers that do not require human interaction between the service provider and the customer, including for example, fully automated car washes;


- Mobile service providers. Businesses that provide service on a mobile bases in which no human interaction between the service provider and the customer, including, but not limited to, mobile pet grooming and car washing/detailing businesses;


- Services provided on a one-on-one bases. Businesses that provide services such as private tutoring, certain music instrument lessons, etc., on a one-on-one basis, that comply with social distancing requirements;


- Public and private golf courses within the City operating in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Professional Golfers’ Association’s “Procedures for Reintroduction to the Game and Business of Golf” as may be updated/amended

Grave site visits have also been added to the list of essential activities.


Caldwell yesterday repeated that factors like COVID-19 test results and contact tracing will be weighed in lifting any city restrictions.


Every day, the state updates a map by census tract district, showing the areas where the people with confirmed cases reside. Those areas with 21 to 50 cases show up in red.

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