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As of March 26, 2020, Governor David Ige declared that all arrivals to Hawaii will be mandated to go into self-quarantine for 14 days. Violators are subject to fines of up to $5000, along with potential jail time.
Tentatively, beginning August 1st (possibly September), travelers to Hawaii will be allowed to avoid the 14-day quarantine, if they have a negative COVID-19 test certified within 72 hours of arrival. Otherwise, the quarantine, as described above, remains in effect.
The North Shore Swim Series has been canceled to the coronavirus pandemic.
Box jellyfish arrive in Waikiki approximately 8-11 days after the full moon. In addition to Waikiki, the jellyfish may show up at Hanauma Bay, Waimea Bay and occasionally the Waianae Coast and Windward Coast (Kailua).
1st day of influx is usually on the 8th or 9th day after the full moon, lasting 2 or 3 days. Exact arrival timing and magnitude vary month to month.
Check with lifeguards if you are unsure about ocean conditions or if you are concerned about jellyfish.