No mail deliveries today; some federal offices closed

The Maui News

Some federal offices will be closed and there will be no mail deliveries today following President Donald Trump’s declaration of a National Day of Mourning for former President George H.W. Bush.

The 41st president will be given a state funeral today at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

State offices and public schools and county offices will be open today.

Haleakala National Park will be open today but will be waiving entrance fees in honor of Bush, a park news release said. Visitor centers, campgrounds and restrooms will be open in both the Summit and Kipahulu districts. Sunrise viewing will go on as scheduled for those with reservations.

However, Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Maalaea will be closed today due to the national Day of Mourning, the refuge said. The visitor center will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday. The coastal boardwalk will remain open today during regular hours, from sunrise until 7 p.m.

Post offices will be closed to the public and regular mail delivery will be suspended today to honor Bush, according to Hawaii Postal Service spokesman Duke Gonzales. There may be some behind-the-scenes distribution work, he added.

Social Security offices will be closed today, according to its website. Veterans Affairs services on Maui were expected to be available today, said a person who answered the phone at the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department in Wailuku.

An SBA Loan Outreach Center in Lahaina, opened to help Maui County businesses and residents impacted by Hurricane Lane in August, will be closed today. It will be open for only one more day, Thursday, at the Lahaina Comprehensive Health Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.