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Restaurants, Fitness Centers Allowed to Re-open June 1st.

As Kauai enters phase two of COVID-19 restrictions on June 1st, the County’s Emergency Rules, governing public spaces and businesses are allowing restaurants and other activities to re-open under strict guidelines, through Emergency Rule #11. Previously, Emergency Rule #10, as part of phase 1, provided for the opening of public and private pools,  places of worship, outdoor based tours, salons and barber shops. Retail shops and stores are also allowed to be open. Physical distancing and use of masks remain highly important.

Mayor’s Emergency Rule #11 In accordance with Governor David Y. Ige’s Eighth Supplemental Proclamation, and Exhibit G the “State Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience,” the businesses, operations, or activities (“operations”) specified in this rule are permitted to re-open June 1, 2020. These operations are subject to all restrictions and physical distancing requirements found within the Eighth Supplemental Proclamation, State Department of Health Reopening Hawai‘i Safe Practices, and CDC industry guidelines. Each business, operation, or activity shall determine the maximum number of individuals that may be accommodated while maintaining the specified separation distance and limit occupancy accordingly.

The following high risk operations may reopen provided they act with care:

• Businesses & Operations

• Indoor exercise facilities x Gyms, fitness centers, and recreation facilities

• Outdoor spaces x Playgrounds x Skateparks x Pavilions x Parks x

• Organized outdoor team sports

• Personal services x Spas

• Restaurants x Dine-In, provided the Phase 2 requirements in the “State Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience, Guidance for Reopening Food Services Sector” are strictly followed

• Musicians and bands may perform in restaurants, as long as, the individuals who are performing maintain a distance of at least 10 feet from all restaurant patrons and staff, and physically distance from fellow performers by at least 6 feet. It is recommended that performers be outdoors if possible and that performers who can do so, wear masks.

Effective June 1, 2020, subject to modification.

Resorts and Kauai Food Bank Feed Furloughed Staff

A number of Kauai’s hotels and condominium resorts are working with the Kauai Independent Food Bank (KIFB) and several other organizations to distribute meals to furloughed workers. Most are laid off until Hawaii re-opens to visitors. On the Royal Coconut Coast, Pono Kai Resort,  The ISO, Mokihana, Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach, Kauai Shores, Hilton Garden Inn and Kaha Lani have recently received hundreds of meals. Planned distributions are coming up for Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort, Plantation Hale, Islander on the Beach and Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy.

Each package typically contain rice, cream of mushroom and chicken noodle soups, hamburger, fresh vegetables and other staples some of which has been donated by Sysco Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, formerly known as Hawaiian Flour Mill Food Service.

“The hotel and resort industry has done so much to support the Kauai Food Bank over the years, this is something we can do right now for the large amount of workers who are struggling to make ends meet,” says Kelvin Moniz, Executive Director of the KIFB.

The overwhelming response by resort general managers and working staff is joy in seeing their employees who drive by to pick up food boxes. “We miss you, we love you,” said Sady Riggan, a staff member helping to distribute food at the Hilton.

Pono Kai Resort staff distributes food packages to furloughed workers.

 

Restaurants & Grocery Providers on Kauai — Current

House-made taro burger from Papaya’s Natural F00ds

Treats from Haole Girl Sweets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kauai County has partnered with the Kauai Chamber of Commerce to create this interactive map to help locate Food Resources during the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes restaurants, grocery stores, and non-profit food providers. On the Royal Coconut Coast, these establishments are also offering take out: Haole Girl Sweets – open Tues and Thurs 8am-noon, Kealua Farmers Market Mondays and Fridays and Anahola farmers Market Wednesdays and Sundays; Papaya’s Natural Foods – take away salad boxes and daily specials from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Passion Bakery – take-out options in the morning, and Shivalik Indian Cuisine – open daily for take-out.

Fresh ingredients in dishes from Shivalik Indian Cuisine

Cookies from Passion Bakery

Significant Upgrade In Pono Kai Resort Lobby

Pono Kai Resort, a 241-unit oceanfront condominium resort, has just completed a $115,000 lobby upgrade creating a strong sense of Hawaii and Kauai with its new decor. The extensive renovation to Pono Kai’s check-in area took four weeks to complete and was largely guided by Signature Homes, bringing in new images, large wood carvings and adherence to Kauai’s tropical feel. Pono Kai derived its name from its historic location in the Kapaa Pono Ahupuaa (district). Pono means right, worthy, meaningful. Kai means sea-side. The extensive grounds front Kauai’s famed Ke Ala Hele Makalae bike path and a stunning stretch of coastline.

 

The Bull Shed Restaurant — Top Honors in “Best of Kauai People’s Choice Awards”

From KITV  News

The Bull Shed Restaurant at The ISO, a Castle Resorts & Hotels property once again took top honors in The Garden Island’s “Best of Kauai 2019” People’s Choice Awards. The Bull Shed Restaurant received First Place in the categories of “Restaurant” and “Steak. Located on the beautiful Royal Coconut Coast in Kapaa, Kauai, The Bull Shed Restaurant has served award-winning steak and seafood for the past 40 years.

“We’re honored to receive this prestigious recognition from The Garden Island’s Best of Kauai 2019 Awards,” said Ala Perreira, general manager of The ISO. “These awards are a testament to our talented team at The Bull Shed and the culinary expertise they bring to the table in order to provide our guests with a memorable dining experience.”

Following an extensive renovation in 2018, The Bull Shed Restaurant now features a rustic A-frame structure, light-color walls, and a full wall of glass showcasing a stunning ocean view.

The Bull Shed Restaurant is located adjacent to The ISO, a newly renovated 79-room boutique hotel offering a private, oceanfront retreat. The ISO is the only property on Kauai’s east shore that sits on the ocean’s edge without any form of separation, with all of its rooms featuring breathtaking ocean views. Among the property’s amenities are an oceanfront swimming pool, large grass courtyard with lounge chairs, fire pit, water station and outdoor fitness area.