Hawaiians plead with SoCal tourists amid COVID spike: Vacation somewhere else

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Oahu, home of the popular Waikiki Beach, will require proof of vaccination for restaurants, bars, and other indoor businesses starting September 13. Photo by Casey Harlow.

Hawaii is experiencing its highest number of COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths since the pandemic began. Despite the governor’s plea to avoid traveling to the islands, visitors continue to flock there, especially those from Southern California.

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