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Police issue 68 mask citations

Police reported issuing 68 citations for face mask violations in Lahaina and Kihei areas between Saturday and Monday.

Fourteen citations were issued in the Kihei patrol district Monday. The other 54 citations were issued in the Lahaina district from Saturday to Monday.

Enforcement of the county’s public health emergency rules will continue, police said.

The enforcement follows the Feb. 19 start of a Mask Up for Maui County program aimed at increasing the use of face masks. Volunteers are reminding visitors and residents that face masks are mandatory in all public areas. Volunteers also are offering free face masks to people who don’t have one.

People can report mask violations by calling the police nonemergency number at 244-6400.

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