Local Briefs

AIDS Foundation resuming services

Maui AIDS Foundation is resuming some services suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

They include:

• Office hours are now 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays by appointment. The agency requests no entry without an appointment.

• Client in-person service visits — by appointment only — 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. This includes case management services for people living with HIV and in need of food pantry access. Intakes and services for pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention also are available.

• Testing in-person visits — by appointment only — 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. This includes screening for HIV, hepatitis C, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. Off-site testing still is suspended.

All group and educational sessions have resumed virtually or in-person with safety precautions.

Face masks are required for all clients entering the office and COVID-19 screening questions and temperature checks will be performed prior to entering the office.

For more information, call 242-4900 or visit MauiAIDS.org.


Heritage Hall closed again

Heritage Hall in Paia has canceled use of its meeting facilities once again to comply with new county COVID-19 emergency orders.

In March, Heritage Hall shut down its meeting facilities when Maui County banned gatherings of more than 10 people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 15, the hall was allowed to reopen to groups of 30 or fewer people.

The current closure is in compliance with the county’s new ban on gatherings of more than 10 people that took effect Friday. Heritage Hall’s support kitchen remains open for food vendors producing grab-and-go items.

For more information, call 243-0065.


Sugar museum hours change

The Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays by reservation only.

The last admission to the Puunene museum is at 1 p.m.

Admission is free.


Roots School taking students

Roots School in Haiku with programs for children from preschool to 8th grade is accepting new students.

The private school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools.

In-person classes begin Aug. 31. Hybrid in-person and distance learning plans are in place if COVID-19 requires a move to off-campus options.

Tuition aid programs are available.

For more information on the admissions process go to https://rootsmaui.org/pages/admission-process, email office@rootsmaui.org or call 250-7988.


Puunene Nichiren obon service canceled

The Puunene Nichiren obon service set for Saturday has been canceled.

Bishop Shokai Kanai will perform an obon service from Oahu via Zoom.

For more information on accessing the service, call 280-8960.


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