David Ige, the governor of the state of Hawaii, gave an update with regard to the system of vaccine pass in the state. It was stated that the said system will be introduced in the state very soon. And that would be exercised to access entrances in gyms, restaurants, bars, and other places. He claimed that the pass system would hopefully be ready by Labor Day. This statement was made on the 25th of August.
While he made the announcement, he also stated the fact that the vaccine mandates would not be introduced in the state of Hawaii when it came to entering into various businesses. Governor David Ige stated that as of now, it would be up to the people to decide. A lot of cities throughout the country have introduced vaccine mandates. They include San Francisco and New York. The main reason behind this is to avoid the spread of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The Lt. Governor of the state of Hawaii, Josh Green, gave a statement on when the state stood when it came to introducing the vaccine mandates. It was stated that the concerned officials were looking forward to it. However, he also claimed the fact that no such decision would be imposed in the state of Hawaii in the immediate future.
As per the plans of the governor belonging to the Democratic Party of the state, he is looking forward to developing the app, “Safe Travels.” The app can be used by citizens to update their vaccination status. Through that app, they can receive their QR code that can be used to access entrances at businesses. Until now, there is no clear information on the exact number of establishments that would ask for the vaccine mandates without the approval of the officials.