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More closures, operating modifications announced

Another resort on Maui announced its temporary closure and a handful of financial institutions have announced special hours for seniors and condensed operations due to COVID-19.

Beginning today, Travaasa Hana, Maui, will temporarily close its doors, according to a news release.

Since Tuesday, the resort has not been accepting any incoming guests.

The resort was reaching out to confirmed guests through May 1 to reschedule their visits.

The front desk and reservations teams will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for anyone with any questions.

“After a long and careful review of various options, it’s with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to close temporarily and help keep our tight-knit community safe,” said Marni Aina, resident manager at Travaasa Hana. “We feel it is our responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and hope that the uncertainty passes soon so we may be able to welcome guests back to our beloved Hana town.”

Questions such as how long the closure will last and how many employees are affected were not answered by a spokeswoman, who said that they stand by the release and did not have further information on Wednesday.

Financial institutions have also implemented changes. They include:

• First Hawaiian Bank. First hour of operations dedicated to senior citizens and at-risk people. Beginning today, the following locations will be open in Maui County — Kahului Banking Center, Kihei, Lahaina, Pukalani and Lanai. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m, Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

• Bank of Hawaii. Branches open in Maui County — Kahului, Kihei, Lahaina, Pukalani, Hana (hours vary from other branches), Kaunakakai and Lanai. First hour of business for kupuna and at-risk customers, 9 to 10 a.m., Monday to Saturday. General banking hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. The Kahului and Kihei branches also are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

• Hawaii State Federal Credit Union. Kahului Branch at Puunene Shopping Center open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. First business hour of each day for seniors and those at high risk. Those who need more in-depth, in-person services, such as new accounts, will need to call for an appointment at (888) 586-1056.

• American Savings Bank. In addition to its Foodland Kehalani location, which has been closed since Tuesday, the ASB branch at 69 N. Market St. in Wailuku will be closed beginning Saturday. Remaining branches still have a special kupuna hour, the first hour of each day.

• Maui County Federal Credit Union. Beginning Monday, the Kahului branch will be closed. The Wailuku and Lahaina branches will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

In other business matters:

• Charter Communications is providing Showtime and Epix premium channels for free to Spectrum TV customers who do not currently receive those channels through April 19.

• Girl Scouts of Hawaii has suspended its cookie selling booths. Cookie sales were to conclude at the end of March but now have been extended to at least April 30. Cookies can be bought online or through a booth buyout program. To be connected with a local Girl Scout to buy cookies, see gshawaii.org/cookies.

Cookie orders can either be shipped directly to the customer or dropped off. Companies may buy cookie inventory, and people may buy and donate them. For more information about Digital Cookie or Booth Buyouts, contact Girl Scouts of Hawaii’s Director of Product Sales Woo Ri Kim at wkim@gshawaii.org.

• Central Pacific Bank is putting out several programs to assist customers. For an employment disruption loan, call (808) 544-0500. For concerns on existing CPB loans, call (808) 544-5633. For relief from residential mortgage payments, call CPB mortgage partner, Dovenmuehle, at (800) 669-4268 or see www.loansolutioncenter.com. Some CPB fees are also being waived.

• Central Pacific Financial Corp. has announced that its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be a virtual-only meeting. It will be held at 11 a.m. April 23. The meeting link is at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CPF2020.

Shareholders of record at close of business on Feb. 21 are invited to vote their shares and register for the meeting at proxyvote.com, using the instructions given on or about March 10.

• Matson announced that the shelter-at-home orders in Hawaii will not affect its operation. Matson and the services that support its operations are considered essential businesses, a news release said.

* Melissa Tanji can be reached at mtanji@mauinews.com.

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