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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

County relaxed rules start today

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that relaxed Maui County mandates on social gatherings and entry to high-risk businesses will go into effect today but indicated that this latest version may stay in place for some time. Victorino on Friday said that the updated rules will likely remain for ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Friday reported 156 new confirmed and probable cases statewide, including 92 cases on Oahu, 34 on Hawaii island, 14 on Maui, 11 on Kauai and five residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 82,110 confirmed and probable ...

State vaccination rate is at 70%

The state Department of Health on Friday announced that 70 percent of Hawaii residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations. “While we are encouraged that 70 percent of Hawaii residents have made the choice to protect themselves and our community through vaccination, there is more ...

Commercial tours at Mala Wharf point of contention

As a veteran waterman with deep roots in Lahaina, Archie Kalepa has long watched the boat and snorkeling tours at Mala Wharf steadily grow. “Seeing it overrun by commercial activity, it’s impeding the use of the community,” Kalepa said. “And I think that we can come up with conditions ...

UHERO report: Vaccinations up, customers down in wake of mandates

Maui County saw a slight increase in COVID-19 vaccination rates but a decline in customer patronage as a result of workplace restrictions for employees and customers this past month, according to a statewide survey by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization. After the largest ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Thursday reported 164 new confirmed and probable cases statewide, including 87 cases on Oahu, 46 on Hawaii island, 14 on Maui, eight on Kauai, one on Molokai and eight residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 81,954 ...