We’re looking forward to having the public back in the Public Access Room on Monday, 3/7!
The Public Access Room (PAR) is pleased that the Hawaii State Capitol is set to re-open to the public on Monday, March 7, 2022! As we begin to welcome visitors, we want to give you a heads-up about some of the procedures that have been put in place by building management to access the Capitol building.
1. Visitors will be able to enter the Capitol building at two locations: the street-level “Core 1” elevator (located on the Ewa-side of the rotunda, closest to S. Beretania Street) and the basement entrance (accessible via the stairwell adjacent to Washington Place). Visitors may access these entries from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
2. Security guards will be located at both entry points to perform an access screening which includes:
A) providing photo identification, AND
B) either 1) proof of vaccination OR 2) a negative COVID-19 test result documented less than 72 hours prior to entry.
3. Visitors satisfying the screening requirements will be issued a daily sticker which must be worn/remain visible while in the Capitol building.
Adequate social distancing and mask wearing are required at all times while at the Capitol.
As the State Capitol basement parking will be designated for authorized personnel only, please plan on an alternate method of transport or to park at another location nearby. Public parking is still available at Iolani Palace (accessible via King St.), as well as the surrounding State facilities located at “Lot V” (Vineyard Garage on Punchbowl Street), “Lot G” (Kalanimoku Building on S. Beretania and Punchbowl Street), and “Lot L” (Kinau Hale/Department of Health on Punchbowl Street).
PAR will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the remainder of the legislative session (until May 5). We look forward to seeing you! Thank you for your patience as we navigate the re-opening process – we’ll offer updated information concerning access to the Capitol building as we receive it.