If you are looking at the discounted airfares and hotel prices and thinking about flying off to Hawaii for a little pandemic vacation then you need to follow the local guidelines.  When you are in Hawaii, here’s what you need to know about the statewide ‘stay-at-home’ order. Hawaii has instituted a compulsory quarantine of 14 days on all visitors, and while it is legally performed on the honor system-aka, it is up to the person to be responsible – there is a drive to follow the laws of the lock-down and discipline people who violate it.

Here’s the latest about what’s going on in Hawaii:

The Hawaiian real estate market is definitely not inactive because of COVID-19. Yeah, there are major residual effects of staying at home, so the business isn’t the same. Real estate at this time is not for all, but for interested people, there are choices for purchasing or selling by meeting social distancing guidelines. There are, however, buyers and sellers who either want or have to offer preference to real estate, even at a period of chaos. Some people only need a home to live in. Others have to move around. We all have different situations that we’re dealing with. Local food shops are rising to an unprecedented challenge with make-up, curbside pick-up, and delivery.

However, lifting restrictions that have crippled the state economy is likely to be a slow cycle that takes place at various times for different parts of the state, institutions, and industries.

What are the essential activities allowed?

  • Errands or activities are important to the health and welfare of people and pets, including the delivery of medicines, visiting healthcare providers or resources
  • Shopping for groceries, pet supplies, and other household goods
  • Outdoor activities that comply with the rules of social distance, including walking, hiking or running (City and state parks are closed)
  • Any work that supplies essential products and services
  • Treatment for a family member or a pet in another household

Who is providing the essential service?

Healthcare operations: people can leave their home for work or access other healthcare services, including hospitals, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, mental health providers, and home health care providers

Essential infrastructure: construction, airport operations, water, sewer, gas, electrical roads and highways, solid waste collection, internet and telecommunications

All first responders, emergency management personnel, court personnel, and law enforcement officers are considered to be essential.

The state closed all Hawaii beaches and, strict social distancing was imposed for boating, fishing, gathering, and hiking in state waters and parks. Although ocean activity is still allowed, camping, boating, fishing, and gathering in groups of more than two are forbidden except for members of the same family or those who reside together at the same location.

The real estate business in Hawaii is moving in slow space due to the impact of COVID-19. However, property inspections are still allowed, by appointment. Prospect buyers ought to wear masks and gloves so they can’t touch anything at home including even doorknobs. Buyers of luxury homes will continue to maintain steady activity, taking advantage of historically low-interest rates. Here is a video walk-through of the melomelo luxury residence, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

From Melomelo, the classic luxury home in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii offers 3D video tours, virtual appointments, Facetime to preview property at buyers’ convenience. Contact us: https://themelomelo.com/contact-us/