By USAHIhifriends

Small shoulder shrug

A spotted dove casting a rather jaundiced eye on the left-over pickings on the ground.

Morning newspaper headline :  LONGER LOCKDOWN LOOMS
Gov. Ige expects the stay-home order to be extended beyond April 30,  but that the state is looking at loosening some local restrictions on specific activities.

And :  Hawaii sees a two-month low of four new cases, none on Oahu.

And -  No walking or running on Oahu beaches.
There is still some confusion on what activities are allowed on Oahu beaches.   On Monday, the Attorney General's Office said  "In Honolulu, the county and the state have the same rules - no use of the beach except to get to the ocean."  Basically, if you are in the water, you're fine, said a spokesman for the city Department of Parks and Recreation.  Walking and running are now limited to sidewalks and streets - except in places that are closed, which means all city parks.   But only five beaches on Oahu are state beaches.   No clear list identifies the beaches.   Frustrating.

And -   Brewery's hand sanitizer giveaways under investigation
Maui Brewing co., which has donated more than 1,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to first responders and others since the start of the pandemic, is being investigated by the Maui County Liquor Control Commission for giving away the product with purchase to customers.   Garrett Marrero, CEO, said he received a call Sunday from a liquor control officer informing him of the investigation stemming from the free hand sanitizer offer with purchase of beer. 
"He tried to back me into a corner, essentially.   It's considered an inducement, giving away something to entice people to buy alcohol.   We were giving away sanitizer with any purchase."
"The company has been using its Kupu Spirits distillery to produce more than 3,000 gallons of sanitizer that is 70% ethyl alcohol, which is in short supply.   Its Kihei, Maui, restaurant was filling up 16-ounce bottles with sanitizer for customers who bought food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, coffee and logo items, and allowed dozens of people to fill up bottles without purchase."
" Maui Brewing has pulled back all donations of hand sanitizers to county and state departments, but will still support a few local charities."
They were lauded for stepping in so quickly, and filling an urgent need, and now they are being taken down  . . .   the world is indeed crazy.

Stay well, stay inside, and take care, everyone.   We'll get thru this  . . . 

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