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Friday, April 9, 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert  
Event Cancellations Due to COVID-19

Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert

The actions Barefoot Hawaiian is taking to keep everyone safe
Notice Date: March 20, 2020

The health, welfare, and safety of our community, clients, audiences, students, and performers is and always has been our highest priority here at the Barefoot Hawaiian.  In order to be proactive in the fight to slow down the spread of COVID-19 and prevent unnecessary exposure during this pandemic, the Barefoot Hawaiian is and will be cooperating with and adhering to the following:

  • Federal, state, and local government mandates, orders, and recommendations
  • CDC Recommendations for safety
  • Local schools of education schedules and periods of shutdowns

In compliance with the above, the Barefoot Hawaiian has taken the following affirmative actions:

  1. All dance classes and programs in our dance studio have been suspended until further notice.  This was done in concert with the local school closings.  They will be reopened no earlier than when the local public school system reopens. 
  2. All public shows and performances for the remainder of March and those already scheduled for April have been cancelled.  We have been in contact with our public event clients regarding the closures or a possible later rescheduling.
  3. All public shows and performances already scheduled after April have been placed on suspension until further notice.  They remain scheduled in the event it becomes determined later that it is safe to proceed with them.  We have been in contact with our public event clients regarding their event statuses.
  4. All private (personal and corporate) performances involving mandated restrictions (such as at a public venue) or that exceed the CDC safety recommendations (such as the guest count) have, in cooperation with our clients, been cancelled or placed on suspension.  
  5. All other private (personal only) performances already booked will be reviewed on a case by case basis with the client in terms of safety and whether or not it conflicts with any recommendations, restrictions, or mandates.   
  6. The Hawaiian Shop will have limited and reduced hours of operation and shopping will be by appointment only.  Call our office and let us know you would like to come by and we'll plan a time for your visit and shopping.  You will be able to shop in safety since you will have your own appointment and be the only customer in our store at that time.  

Hula will go on.  We know this is a tough time for everybody and things are uncertain with no known time as to when things will get back to normal. That said, planning for better times ahead will not cease.  The Barefoot Hawaiian remains in business for the following.

  • We will continue to take your phone call and email inquiries for private events (personal and corporate) and public events, especially if they are for events over the Summer.  Depending on circumstances we will book them and plan for them.
  • Note that events that are being held outdoors will most likely have restrictions lifted first.  So if your event is an outdoor one, by all means contact us for booking, especially if its date is in Summer or later.
  • We will have additional flexibility in our contracted bookings to permit canceling or rescheduling.  For example, should such be needed on the basis of further safety issues over COVID-19, deposits will not automatically be forfeited but instead may be used for a rescheduled or another future event.  We want to work with you and do not wish your fears over a future that seems in flux right now keep you from planning for it.  When things are better, your plans will already have been in place. 

Working together, we will get through this.  In the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy, and think of your neighbor.  The spirit of aloha does not need a big luau.  It lives in each of us and can be celebrated each day, whether with your immediate family or simply by yourself.

Cancellations Due To COVID-19

Here is our list of future events that were originally scheduled and that are now absolutely cancelled

All Hala Kahiki Dinner Shows

Normally occurring on the last Saturday of each month
No new events from April on being scheduled until further notice

Barefoot Hawaiian Annual Halau Concert

Saturday, June 27, 2020 - Cancelled for 2020

For more information, call The Barefoot Hawaiian at (847) 699-7336
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