Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami repealed the County's last emergency rule for the COVID-19 on March 1, 2022.
Previously, Emergency Rule 28 limited social gatherings and required events over gathering limits to ensure attendees were either fully vaccinated or showed proof of a negative COVID test. While the protocol is no longer mandatory, large event organizers are highly encouraged to promote these best practices as part of their business operations.
While this was the last emergency rule in place at the county-level, Kauai remains under Governor David Ige's current Emergency Proclamation for COVID-19. This statewide mandate includes the indoor mask requirement, the State's Safe Travels program, and the vaccination/testing program for County employees.