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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

‘If you can give, give’

First photo: Shirley Blackburn (left) from Mayor Michael Victorino’s budget office and Tyson Miyake, Victorino’s chief of staff, hand out bags of produce Monday at the Upcountry Pool parking lot in Pukalani. Hundreds of cars snaked up and down Old Haleakala Highway and across Makawao Avenue ...

Ige to require quarantine for interisland flyers

All interisland travelers will need to self-quarantine for 14 days under new rules that will start Wednesday through April 30, Gov. David Ige announced Monday afternoon. The governor said that he planned to sign an emergency proclamation mandating the 14-day self-quarantine. Essential workers ...

Cupies goes back to the future

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, residents still want their Cupies Maui fix. While many in Maui’s food service industry have shut down operations following Mayor Michael Victorino’s order that took effect Wednesday, the local Kahului eatery transitioned into a drive-in last week, bringing back ...

Economist: Hawaii is already in recession

The Associated Press HONOLULU — The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the state’s economy into a recession that’s unprecedented for people alive in Hawaii today, a University of Hawaii economist told lawmakers Monday. “We know Hawaii is already in a deep recession. That recession ...

Ventilators to be made locally to cover shortage

Two locally based technology companies, with the help of a Maui County grant, will be manufacturing 500 ventilators for the Valley Isle to assist with treating severely ill COVID-19 patients, said Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino at a news conference Monday. He called it “some very good ...

COVID-19 at a glance

Latest developments: • DOH reports 29 new cases in Hawaii on Sunday, including five in Maui County. • 204 confirmed or presumptive positive cases in Hawaii: 139 in Honolulu County, 25 in Maui County, 15 in Hawaii County, 12 in Kauai County. Location is pending in 11 cases, and two ...

With release of some inmates likely, Maui prosecutors weigh in

WAILUKU — Maui County Prosecuting Attorney Don Guzman said deputy prosecutors will seek conditions covering housing, testing and monitoring of inmates if they are released temporarily from the Wailuku jail, in the wake of a state Supreme Court interim order Friday that could lead to the ...

Hawaiian Electric reports phone scam

Hawaiian Electric issued a warning Friday to its Maui customers that scammers are trying to capitalize on coronavirus fears by pretending to be Hawaiian Electric and threatening to disconnect service unless “overdue” bills are paid. A Maui customer recently lost hundreds of dollars after ...

Corrections

• Park closed caption. A photo of a “Park Closed” sign that appeared on Page A2 on Saturday was of Eddie Tam Park in Makawao and was taken by staff writer Lila Fujimoto. The wrong photographer and caption appeared with the photo. The Maui News apologizes for the error. * The Maui News ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

Public Facilities • County fields, pools, gyms, parks and public restrooms, closed March 13 to April 13. Beach parks and restrooms closed. • Community centers, closed March 16 to April 16. • County offices closed until further notice. • Hana Highway to Hana and Piilani Highway ...

NCAA grants extra year for spring athletes

The Associated Press and The Maui News The NCAA will permit Division I spring-sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and men’s volleyball players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council ...

COVID-19 cases across the state grow to 175

State health officials updated Hawaii’s total to 175 novel coronavirus cases as of noon Sunday — with four new Maui cases that move the county from 16 to 20. The state’s 24 new cases include 11 on Oahu, two on Hawaii island and one on Kauai; the county of diagnosis or residency is ...

Maui seamstress threads masks for first responders, medical staff

KULA — In a tight-knit Maui community, sewing is coming in handy right now. Kula resident Taryn Gillespie, owner of clothing line Bitty Bambu, started last weekend making 100 percent cotton masks to donate to local medical professionals and other first responders amid the shortage of ...

County clarifies what businesses, activities allowed under rules

The County of Maui has released an extensive list of activities and businesses allowed to operate under the emergency rules that went into effect Wednesday. The rules, which mandated that people stay at home and work from home and shuttered many nonessential operations to protect against ...

Mokulele reduces schedule starting Wednesday

The Maui News Mokulele Airlines will reduce the number of flights it offers but will not eliminate service to any of its airports, the company announced Sunday. The new schedule, which will include 54 daily departures, starts Wednesday and is expected to last until May 13. Under the new ...

Pukalani Superette to hand out produce to people in need

The Maui News Pukalani Superette, with the help of Sysco Hawaii and Maui County, will be handing out bags of produce to residents today. The giveaway will take place at the Upcountry Pool parking lot at 91 Pukalani St. from noon until the food is gone. Residents can drive up and stay in ...

COVID-19 at a glance

Latest developments: • DOH reports 24 new cases in Hawaii on Sunday, including four in Maui County. • 175 confirmed or presumptive positive cases in Hawaii: 123 in Honolulu County, 20 in Maui County, 12 in Hawaii County, 12 in Kauai County. Location is pending in six cases, and two ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

Public Facilities • County fields, pools, gyms, parks and public restrooms, closed March 13 to April 13. Beach parks and restrooms closed. • Community centers, closed March 16 to April 16. • County offices closed until further notice. • Hana Highway to Hana and Piilani Highway ...

Cowell not quite ready to bid aloha to UH

Like just about everyone else in the world, Colton Cowell’s life has changed drastically in the last few weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2015 King Kekaulike High School graduate was a key starter on the University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team that was ranked No. 2 in the ...

COVID-19 cases surpass 200

Maui County registered five new cases of COVID-19 on Monday as the statewide total surpassed 200, according to the state Department of Health. The department reported 29 new cases as of noon Monday, including 16 in Honolulu County, five in Maui County, three in Hawaii County and five with ...