Kauai on Tuesday stopped requiring proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result for admittance to large events.

Mayor Derek Kawakami repealed the county’s Emergency Rule 28, which had also capped indoor gatherings at 40 people and outdoor gatherings at 100 people unless the event had a professional coordinator charged with implementing Covid rules.

Enacted in December, the emergency rule had also set penalties for each violation of the social gathering and events rules: $250 for individuals and $500 for professional event organizers, restaurant owners and operators and social event hosts.

The rule repeal means there are no longer any county-level emergency mandates in place on Kauai. However, the statewide indoor mask mandate, Hawaii’s Safe Travels program and the vaccine-or-test program for county workers still remain in place.

Honolulu, Hawaii and Maui county leaders have also ended Covid-19 restrictions in recent days, signaling a new chapter in the pandemic and daily infection counts continue to drop.

Hawaii remains the only state to still have an indoor mask mandate following Gov. David Ige’s decision to depart from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance after the CDC announced Friday it was loosening masking recommendations for 70% of Americans.

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