“We depend on tourism. It’s a bread and butter. It’s a huge part of the economy and so many people are tied to it in so many different ways not just hotels, not just restaurants but the whole supply chain. It’s not that we don’t love you. We love all our tourists. We love meeting people, we love welcoming people from all over the world but now is just not the time to come to Hawai’i. I think that’s the message that we’ve been trying to get across to our state officials as all these businesses close down, unsure if we’re ever going to open again,” Wong said.