Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-09-23 11:38:39 –
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Honolulu (KHON2) — Deputy Governor of the University of Hawaii, Josh Green, says he has sent a request to Governor David Ige to allow fully vaccinated fans in the University of Hawaii game.
“I actually supported it and sent a note to the governor about its purpose, but we were cautious,” Green said. “From my point of view, I think it’s about time. There should be fans in soccer games. If you’re fully vaccinated, you should be able to go to the game.
“It’s not a big risk, but I respect Mayor Blanchardi. He’s trying to be careful,” Green said.
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In August 2020, Honolulu officials informed the university that fans would not be allowed to participate in the season’s opening event due to the state’s current surge in COVID-19 cases and overwhelming hospitals, according to the Associated Press.
“COVID cases appear to be on the decline, but the numbers are still high and hospital capacity has not yet returned to comfortable levels,” said Ige. “As a result, possible spreader events at this time, such as crowded football games, can push the medical system to the limit.”
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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