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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

Maui County won’t tighten COVID-19 restrictions for now

Maui County does not plan to tighten restrictions amid a spike in cases connected to a new strain of COVID-19, though state and county officials are asking the community to remain diligent. “We’re not going to make major changes to the restrictions,” Mayor Michael Victorino said Monday ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Monday reported 29 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, including 17 on Oahu, eight on Maui, one on Hawaii island and three residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 27,588 cases statewide, including 21,966 on Oahu, ...

105-year-old Maui-born woman beats COVID-19

At 105 years old, Maui-born Lucia DeClerck has plenty to celebrate — she just hit a milestone birthday, she beat COVID-19 and she’s now lived through two global pandemics. DeClerck, who attended school and church at St. Anthony in Wailuku in the early 1900s and now resides in New Jersey, ...

South Maui schools get tents for outdoor classes

The Maui News Large tents have been donated to Kamali’i Elementary, Kihei Charter School, Kihei Elementary and Lokelani Intermediate this week to provide outdoor classroom space during the COVID-19 pandemic, state officials announced. Trade Winds Productions/USA Network, which filmed the ...

Maui Health reopens to Phase 1a, 1b appointments

The Maui News Maui Health has reopened vaccine appointments to Phase 1a and 1b qualified residents, the hospital operator announced Monday. Phase 1a includes health care personnel and long-term care residents; Phase 1b includes frontline essential workers and adults 75 years and older. ...

Active cases at jail grow to 39

The number of active COVID-19 cases at the Maui Community Correctional Center increased to 39, with five additional positive tests reported Monday, according to the Department of Public Safety. The five positive test results were among 16 inmate results reported Monday. Eleven tests were ...

Datebook/Covid-19 Schedule Changes

Datebook Listings Today 2 • Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, 5:30 p.m. Zoom meeting. Contact Mariko Higashi, marikoinmaui@gmail.com or 866-8116. Friday 5 • Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA), 12-step recovery program for people who want to develop healthy and loving relationships. 5:30-6:30 ...

Littlefield enjoying senior season with Hornets

It was a goal that Skylar Littlefield is not likely to forget. Just 15 minutes into Sacramento State’s match against the University of Oregon on Feb. 19, the Baldwin High School graduate timed her run and leap perfectly off a corner kick and headed home the fifth goal of her ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Sunday reported 60 new cases statewide, including 39 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, four on Hawaii island, and two residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 27,559 cases statewide, including 21,949 on Oahu, 2,244 on Hawaii ...

Mayor weighing ‘additional restrictions’ as cases rise

Mayor Michael Victorino is consulting with medical advisors on whether additional restrictions are necessary due to an uptick in cases on Maui and the news last week that a COVID-19 variant predominant in California may be to blame. “I am consulting with our medical advisors to determine if ...

Local Business / In Brief

Software for wellness checks has new feature Locally developed self-monitoring software called Wellness Tracker now features Quick Response (QR) code wellness checks. The new touch-free element eliminates the manual process of collecting guest information and provides an “easy-to-use ...

Datebook/Covid-19 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. Datebook Listings Today 1 • Habitat for Humanity Maui ReStore, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Contact 242-1140 or ...

Pono Foundation helps get players back on field

KAHULUI — Both teams wore Baldwin High School uniforms, coaches acted as umpires, and the atmosphere was lighthearted. The blue team won the best-of-3 series in the rubber game with a 12-0 victory over the gray in a baseball program sponsored by the Pono Foundation on Saturday at Maui High ...

Maui High School welcomes back staff, 650 students

KAHULUI — For Maui High School Principal Jamie Yap, one of the fun parts of welcoming students back to school Monday was seeing all the lost freshmen wandering the campus as they searched for their classrooms. This annual rite of passage doesn’t normally happen in the middle of February, ...

DOH: Uptick in Maui cases connected to virus variant

A COVID-19 variant that has spread widely in California has been associated with a recent uptick in cases on Maui, Hawaii's acting state epidemiologist said Friday. Dr. Sarah Kemble said that the B.1.429 variant, previously called the L452R variant, has been found on Maui at a higher rate ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Friday reported 44 new cases statewide as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, including 24 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, two on Hawaii island, one on Kauai and two residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 27,399 cases statewide, ...

5 cases reported in Maui school complex

Four students and an employee in the Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex tested positive for COVID-19 this week, the state Department of Education announced in its weekly case count. Two cases were students from the same household and were reported Friday; another student case was reported Feb. ...

Program offers produce for low-income seniors

The Maui News Maui Economic Opportunity is now accepting applications for the 2021 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, which provides low-income seniors with fresh produce. Each participant will receive 10 $5 coupons, worth a total of $50, to exchange for unprocessed locally grown ...

Souza hopeful for one more season with Bears

Isaiah Souza has played for two world championship youth baseball teams in the last five years, but it is a possible season immediately ahead that he longs to play. The two-sport standout for Baldwin High School is a senior who has his fingers crossed that his final go-round in the maroon and ...

Bowling project officials still seek funding

Developers of a proposed bowling alley are eyeing a new location in Maalaea as they continue to seek funding to back the longtime dream of former Maui County Mayor Charmaine Tavares. The Maui Lanes and Family Fun Center, which will cost about $10 million to $15 million, is proposed for a ...