Because they did their research.
Unlike the government dingbats.
It was business as usual in the private sector on the Big Island and Maui, as non-essential state employees took off from work and collected a check... from the private sector.
Because Governor Ige prematurely called off Big Island and Maui schools on Wednesday, parents working for the private sector was forced to either take unpaid leave to watch their children, or sign a check to a daycare.
The private sector worked hard to serve and/or entertain the overwhelming number of non-essential state employees; in other words, it was a lose-lose-lose situation for those workers.
Most of the private sector on the Big Island and Maui will close on Thursday, because they have a valid reason to do so...