What is “Safe Access O‘ahu”?
The “Safe Access O‘ahu” program requires all employees, contractors, and volunteers of businesses, such as restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters, museums, arcades, and other similar establishments, to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test result each week in order to operate. In addition, customers must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 48 hours in order to enter the establishment. Children under 12 years old are exempt.
What types of entertainment and recreational settings are requires to comply?
● Bowling alleys, arcades, pool/billiard halls, movie theaters, museums, other recreational game or entertainment centers, and the indoor portions of botanical gardens, aquariums, zoos, sea life attractions, commercial recreational boating, public and private commercial pools, shooting/archery ranges, and other commercial attractions (cultural attractions, go kart, mini golf).
● If a venue has both indoor and outdoor portions, only the indoor portion is covered by the emergency order requirements.
What does this mean as it relates to the AAS Annual Conference attendance?
The AAS is sharing this additional information to ensure all conference attendees who are traveling to O’ahu are aware of the current requirements and mandates in place while visiting Honolulu and Waikiki. All individuals traveling to Hawai’i must already go through the Safe Travel Hawai’i Program. If you are fully vaccinated that data or the vaccination card can be shown in establishments.
However, if you are not fully vaccinated and uploaded proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to traveling to Hawaii, you may need to take another test while on the Island if you plan to visit some establishments as your negative test results must be within the past 48 HOURS of visiting the establishment.
For complete details, view FAQs, and to view samples of accepted Vaccination records or proof of negative COVID-19 test, click here to visit the Safe Access Oahu webpage.