Additional Information for COVID-19

Information sources

Blaisdell actively follows Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for recommendations, and we maintain daily contact with the City and County of Honolulu Office of Emergency Management and both city and county and state health departments.

Blaisdell recommends guests and event organizers stay informed on COVID-19.  For the latest updates from the local authorities please visit:

http://www.honolulu.gov/dem.html or https://health.hawaii.gov/news/covid-19-updates/  or https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/#do and follow the recommended guidelines for keeping safe and healthy.

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Recommendations for the general public and staff to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 are as follows:

If you feel ill, stay home.  As the Director of WHO states: “We are all responsible for reducing our own risk of infection, and if we’re infected, for reducing our risk of infecting others”

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Greet each other without shaking hands, or touching other than elbow to elbow or find other ways to greet friends and colleagues
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Or cough into your elbow area. The particles can spread 6’ feet from your face.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Use paper or tissue to open and close doors and dispose of in trash receptacles.
  • Wearing a face mask is recommended for participants who have respiratory symptoms (for example, cough); it is not recommended for healthy participants.

Mitigation at Blaisdell

For guests and visitors: Blaisdell encourages good personal hygiene habits by providing enhanced cleaning products for rest rooms and food areas.  We are posting reminders to wash your hands and how to do it.  At certain locations in high traffic areas, when supplies are available, Blaisdell will provide hand sanitizing stations.

For our employees: Blaisdell staff receives ongoing training and updates about public health concerns and adheres to thorough cleaning protocol in high-touch areas. Managers remind staff of everyday precautions.

Onsite Response

Should someone with symptoms of a virus be identified or self-report upon entering the facility, Blaisdell suggests the individual not attend the event to prevent the spread of infection.  Or the individual may go to a first aid station within the venue for assessment and potential isolation.  If the first aid station is not open, they may contact Blaisdell Security by calling 808-352-7942 or go to their medical provider or clinic.  Straub Emergency is located within one block of the Blaisdell campus. The guest will be refunded their ticket price if they choose to leave.