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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

Half of jobless filers had not received checks

More than half of Maui County residents who applied for unemployment benefits as of mid-May had not received payments and nearly half of Maui County households reported a decline in income since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, a Bank of Hawaii Foundation survey released Thursday showed. The ...

COVID-19 at a glance

• Another death was reported Friday, an elderly adult on Oahu who was hospitalized with multiple underlying health issues. That raises the state total to 19 fatalities — six on Maui and 13 on Oahu. • The state reported 29 new cases Friday, including two on Maui. Oahu had the most cases, ...

One more COVID-19 death on Oahu, 2 Maui cases

Another death from COVID-19 on Oahu and two more Maui cases were reported Friday by the state COVID-19 Joint Information Center. The state Health Department said that the 19th COVID-19 death was an elderly adult on Oahu, who was hospitalized with multiple underlying health issues. Gov. David ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

The Maui News has compiled a list of countywide cancellations, closures and postponements due to coronavirus. This story is updated daily as information is released. Last updated at 2 p.m. Thursday. Public Facilities n The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, ...

DOE unveils reopening plan

By Wednesday, each public school will finalize their own operational and teaching plans for next school year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, that may involve face-to-face and online learning and rotating when students come on campus. A list of schools and their 2020-21 models will be posted on ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• The state reported 20 new cases Thursday, 17 on Oahu and three cases on Hawaii island. Most of the Oahu cases were associated with identified cases or clusters, the COVID-19 Joint Information Center said. • The state count is now 946. Maui County has 125 cases (with two on Molokai and ...

UH giving dorm priority to non-Oahu freshmen

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s public university system is giving student housing priority at its main campus to freshmen who don’t live on Oahu, a spokesman said Wednesday. Because of social distancing and other guidelines to keep people safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, the University of ...

Maui Tropical Plantation closing

A day after reports began circulating about the Maui Tropical Plantation closing indefinitely, its owner said Wednesday that the visitor attraction “will survive.” “We will be back. When, I don’t know,” said Mike “Coach” Atherton. He described the Waikapu plantation as a ...

Ige OKs extension of Hana roadblock

Gov. David Ige has given his verbal OK to keep the Hana Highway checkpoint near Twin Falls in place until July 15 and continue to limit travel to East Maui mainly to residents, Maui County Managing Director Sandy Baz said Wednesday. Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino has said that if Ige ...

Forms for interisland travel can now be submitted online

The Maui News The mandatory interisland travel and health form can now be submitted online within 24 hours of flight departure, the COVID-19 Joint Information Center announced Wednesday. Online submission adds efficiency to the passenger verification process, saves travelers time and allows ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• The state reported nine new cases Wednesday, two on Maui, seven on Oahu. One case was moved from unknown residency to residents diagnosed outside of Hawaii. The Maui cases were travelers returning from the Mainland who developed symptoms. • The state count is now 926. Maui County has ...

No firecrackers in this subdued July 4th holiday

This has certainly been a more subdued ramp up to Fourth of July with the Fire Department not selling firecracker permits because there are no commercial vendors. And Managing Director Sandy Baz urged residents Wednesday to keep gatherings small and to practice social distancing to prevent ...

Hawaiian Airlines expands flight schedule Aug. 1

The Maui News Hawaiian Airlines announced Wednesday that it will be resuming a trimmed down version of its normal flight schedule between the Mainland and Hawaii, includes direct flights to Kahului Airport, beginning Aug. 1. Gov. David Ige announced last month that flyers who receive a ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

Public Facilities ** The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, although the County Council chamber and council member offices will remain closed. Public access is through the second-floor lobby during normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday ...

Council panel backs county Agriculture Department creation

A Maui County Council committee on Tuesday recommended approval of a charter amendment, calling for the establishment of the county Department of Agriculture, to be placed on the November ballot. After listening to testimony last week on the pros and cons, the council Government, Ethics and ...

Lots of openings in YMCA / Maui County child care program

The Maui Family YMCA child care collaboration with Maui County, intended to fill the child care gap of the suspended Summer PALS program, costs only $10 a week per child for the four-week program and still has many openings, an official with the YMCA said Tuesday. The program begins Monday ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• The state reports 18 new cases on Tuesday, one in Maui County, one in Kauai County and 15 on Oahu. There is one case pending residence. The Maui case was a traveler returning from the Mainland who developed symptoms. • The state count is now 917. One case was removed from Oahu during ...

Increased passenger limits on tour boats a ‘game changer’

The increase in allowable passengers and crew aboard commercial and recreational boats, announced Monday by the state, is a “game changer” and “works for most of the industry,” a Maui tour boat company official said Tuesday. When the coronavirus took hold in Hawaii in March, the state ...

New Maui case a resident returning from the Mainland

Maui recorded another confirmed COVID-19 case Tuesday, a resident who tested positive after returning home, Maui County Managing Director Sandy Baz said. The individual isolated after coming home and got tested after starting to exhibit symptoms, Baz said at the county’s daily COVID-19 ...

Corrections

• Hana access checkpoints: The last time the Maui Police Department set up the Hana-bound checkpoints on Hana Highway for vehicles traveling to East Maui was May 31, according to Assistant Chief Victor Ramos, who was in charge of coordinating the checkpoints using personnel from his ...