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Voter center on Lanai closed due to virus outbreak

A triage tent has been erected outside the Lanai Community Hospital, operated by Maui Health System to treat incoming emergency room patients. The hospital is working with various agencies in dealing with Lanai’s COVID-19 outbreak. Maui Health System photo

The Maui News

The COVID-19 outbreak led to the closing of the Lanai Voter Service Center and voter deposit location at the Lanai Police Station Conference Room on Saturday, County Clerk Kathy Kaohu said Friday night.

A new Voter Service Center and Place of Deposit location will be announced as soon as a facility is secured, she said.

In the meantime, voters on Lanai are encouraged to send in their ballots by mail. For more information, call the Office of the County Clerk at 270-7749.

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino is awaiting approval from Gov. David Ige to implement stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions for Lanai on Tuesday. There was no word over the weekend about the status of the orders.

The state Department of Health reported a total of 79 positive cases on Lanai on Sunday.

Maui County neared the 500 case mark Sunday, with 497 total cases, the state Health Department said.

There were 121 new cases of COVID-19 statewide Sunday — with 49 on Oahu, 51 on Hawaii island and 18 in Maui County. There were also two new cases of residents diagnosed outside Hawaii.

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