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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Monday reported 70 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, including 48 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, five on Hawaii island and two Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 30,846 cases statewide, including 23,797 on Oahu, ...

Inmates recover, no active cases at jail

The Maui Community Correctional Center reported no active COVID-19 cases Monday, with the recovery of the last two inmates who had the virus. “The facility is completely clear of all active COVID-19 cases,” the state Department of Public Safety reported in the Hawaii COVID-19 Joint ...

Residents ‘take back the beach’ over frustrations with tourism

WAILEA — Demonstrators gathered peacefully on Wailea Beach on Saturday to send a message to government and tourism officials that tourism management is sorely needed. “Hotels and activity companies have been profiting from selling space on our beaches with no compensation to the county ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Sunday reported 92 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, including 72 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, six on Hawaii island and three Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 30,776 cases statewide, including 23,749 on Oahu, ...

Moratorium on rental evictions extended by Ige

HONOLULU (AP) — The governor of Hawaii has issued another emergency proclamation in response to the coronavirus pandemic that extends the statewide eviction moratorium for another two months and details plans for vaccinated travelers. Democratic Gov. David Ige signed the proclamation Friday ...

Volleyball seniors thankful for ‘huge blessing’

For 19 Maui Interscholastic League seniors, it was the chance to play volleyball one more time with their high school teammates. The Pueo Volleyball Classic — a four-team girls club tournament — was won by the Lahaina Volleyball Club on Saturday at the Bozich Center gym on the Maui ...

Pandemic tech to shape education in years to come

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final segment of a limited series looking back on the year since COVID-19 arrived in Maui County. Each story explores an industry directly impacted and reshaped by the pandemic. Today’s feature focuses on education. No junior prom. No sports competitions. No ...

Health centers look to fill gaps in vaccination efforts

Health centers across Maui County are expanding COVID-19 vaccination efforts to overcome any access-to-care obstacles that residents may face in rural communities. “I think the health centers are doing an incredible job given the limited resources we had up until now,” said Cheryl ...

COVID-19 at a glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Friday reported 87 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, including 67 on Oahu, 11 on Maui, four on Hawaii island and five Hawaii residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 30,571cases statewide, including 23,603 on ...

Maui County has highest California variant cases in state

Maui County has the largest amount of the highly transmissible California variant among specimens analyzed by the state Department of Health’s Laboratories Division. The COVID-19 variant discovered in California, also known as the B.1.429 variant, has been found in 165 specimens from Maui ...

Eviction moratorium extended to June 8

Gov. David Ige has extended the moratorium on evictions until June 8, allowing tenants to stay in their homes even if they are unable to pay all or a portion of the rent, maintenance fees, utility charges, taxes or other required fees for the rental unit. Ige made the announcement in his 19th ...

Woman arrested over travel rules

A Chicago woman was arrested Thursday for violating travel quarantine rules when she arrived on Maui without an approved negative COVID-19 pre-travel test and without approved lodging for the mandatory 10-day quarantine, police said. Esther Manning, 49, was released when she volunteered to ...

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 10 • Lahaina Arts Society, art festival; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends, Lahaina Cannery Mall, outside ...

Maui, other counties to see more rental aid

Tenants, landlords and even property owners will see rental assistance coming down the federal pipeline to each county in the state. The key is preparing eligible people in advance, according to Dan O’Meara, Legal Aid Society’s Consumer & Housing Managing attorney who helps tenants ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Thursday reported 122 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, including 69 on Oahu, 40 on Maui, 11 on Hawaii island, one on Kauai and one resident diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 30,485 cases statewide, including 23,537 on ...

Jail cluster reaches 100 cases, King’s Cathedral cluster at 77

The Maui News A cluster at the Maui Community Correctional Center had reached 100 cases, while a cluster connected to King’s Cathedral and Chapels had grown to 77, according to the state Department of Health. Maui County continued to have the most active clusters under investigation ...

FEMA offers assistance for COVID-related funeral expenses

The Maui News Residents who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 can apply for federal assistance to help with funeral expenses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin taking applications on Monday for the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Policy, which could provide up to $9,000 for ...

16 negative inmate tests reported at jail

The number of active COVID-19 cases among Maui Community Correctional Center inmates remained at two, with reports of 16 negative inmate test results Thursday. Two inmates were in isolation and 170 were in quarantine at the Wailuku jail, according to the state Department of Public Safety. ...

Maui Invitational: Odom ‘confident’ 2021 tourney will be on Valley Isle

Looking at the present and future, Dave Odom had a great day on Wednesday. Odom’s son Ryan Odom was just named the new men’s basketball head coach at Utah State University. With that smile on his face, the elder Odom was also contemplating a return to the Valley Isle for the Maui Jim Maui ...

Maui County to require second, post-arrival COVID-19 test

Maui County will soon require a second COVID-19 test upon arrival in hopes of learning how many traveling residents and visitors are contributing to cases on Maui. Trans-Pacific travelers participating in the Safe Travels program — which allows travelers to bypass quarantine with a negative ...