COVID-19 Is Airborne. So Why Doesn’t Hawaii Have Pandemic Air Quality Standards?

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COVID-19 Is Airborne. So Why Doesn’t Hawaii Have Pandemic Air Quality Standards?

For years, Peter Merriman has been concerned about viruses like the flu spreading through the air of his restaurants.

So even before the pandemic, Merriman’s restaurant in Kakaako has pumped in enough outdoor air to turn it over 24 times per hour – more air exchanges than the standard hospital operating room.

More recently, he invested in carbon dioxide monitors and ultraviolet disinfection lights for the Oahu restaurant’s HVAC system, plus HEPA filters and carbon dioxide monitors at his Waimea location on Hawaii Island. His other two restaurants on Kauai and Maui are both open-air.

HOW WE’RE KEEPING YOU SAFE

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HOW WE’RE KEEPING YOU SAFE

- Outdoor and/or open-air seating options
- All tables spaced 6' or more apart
- Masks required when not eating or drinking
- Hand sanitizer stations available
- Sanitation of all tables and chairs after each use
- Daily staff health checks
- Ground markers for social distancing

Additional precautions for those sitting inside:

Merriman's Honolulu
- Check in at the host desk outside
- Glass partitions on all back-to-back booths
- UV germicidal lights in the air handling units
- HVAC system has 24 air changes per hour of fresh, outdoor air

Merriman's Waimea
- Dining room windows remain open for increased ventilation
- Commercial grade HEPA filters in the dining room, bathrooms and in front of the kitchen

As we continue to do the right thing for our staff and community, we ask that all of our guests Kokua (come together to respect all).

Mucho Mahalo Mexico City!

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Mucho Mahalo Mexico City!

Merriman's Chef's enjoyed an inspirational culinary adventure to Mexico City this past September. They experienced the best traditional, modern and street Mexican food, shopped the Coyoacán fresh markets, explored the wonders of Xochimilco canals, and topped the trip off with a Mezcal Tequilla tasting! Starting Tuesday, January 7th, Merriman's at Ward Village in Honolulu will be offering a "Mucho Mahalo" three course menu paying tribute to all the inspiring cuisine of Mexico City.

Mucho Mahalo Menu

* For a limited time

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