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Schatz Statement On Restrictions Being Lifted On Hawai‘i Sports

Earlier This Month, Schatz Called On Governor To Allow Families To Watch Their Kids' Games

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz today released the following statement after Governor David Ige updated restrictions on sporting events, now allowing families to cheer on their children in person, while adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Earlier this month, Schatz called on Governor Ige to lift these restrictions, including permitting surf competitions and regattas to resume, citing Hawai‘i’s progress on vaccinations and its low case counts, as well as the importance of safely lifting restrictions and returning to a more normal life.

“This is great news for families, and for public health. Outdoor exercise is just about the healthiest thing that can be done, pandemic or not. And watching your kids play a sport is one of the great joys of life. Lots of families are thankful for this change,” said Senator Schatz. “We look forward to additional announcements regarding ocean sports.”