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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 76 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, including 51 on Oahu, 15 on Maui, five on Hawaii island, two on Kauai and three residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 30,363 cases statewide, including 23,468 ...

Webinar to help landlords, tenants

AARP Hawai‘i will hold a free webinar at 6 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the rights of landlords and tenants during the COVID-19 moratorium on evictions. Speakers from the Mediation Center of the Pacific will talk about free services available to landlords and tenants to resolve issues about ...

Ozee excited for trip back ‘home’ to Manoa

In a different shade of green, Amy Ozee will be at home this weekend. The Seabury Hall alum is a graduate student who plays for the Cal Poly women’s beach volleyball team. The Mustangs, who are 14-4 and ranked No. 6 in the AVCA coaches poll, will play No. 14 Hawaii (7-5) on Oahu in three ...

Bill would reserve half of all beach parking for residents

As tourism numbers and frustrations with overcrowding continue to rise, the Maui County Council is considering measures that would reserve at least half of all public beach access parking for residents and tack on parking fees for visitors. “For too long, residents have been asked to ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 61 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, including 29 on Oahu, 21 on Maui, three on Hawaii island and eight residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 30,287 cases statewide, including 23,417 on Oahu, 3,157 ...

Molokai librarian goes above and beyond for students

At Molokai High School, Diane Mokuau wanted the library to be more than a place where students could come and study — she wanted it to be somewhere they felt safe. So she turned the library into a place for tutoring and activities like yoga and healthy cooking lessons, book fairs and ...

3 more inmates recover from COVID

Three more Maui Community Correctional Center inmates have recovered from COVID-19, reducing the number of active inmate cases to two, the state Department of Public Safety reported Tuesday. A total of 92 inmates have recovered, with two inmates in isolation and 170 in quarantine Tuesday, ...

UH football team quarantining 81 after positive COVID-19 tests

The Maui News The University of Hawaii is quarantining 81 student-athletes on the football team after five student-athletes tested positive Tuesday, raising the team’s total to eight positive tests in the last week, the school said in a news release on Tuesday. The decision was made out ...

State not ready for vaccine passport

Technological challenges and rising COVID-19 case numbers on Maui and Oahu remain obstacles for a Hawaii vaccine passport program that would exempt fully vaccinated people from interisland and trans-Pacific travel restrictions, Gov. David Ige said Monday. “The challenge is that there’s ...

Maui County population could decline with job losses

With Maui suffering some of the worst pandemic-induced job losses in the state, one of Hawaii’s top economists is predicting the Valley Isle will also be hardest hit in 2020 population decline as people move away for better work opportunities. “The biggest declines in population have been ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Monday reported 95 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, including 53 on Oahu, 23 on Maui, 14 on Hawaii island and five residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 30,228 cases statewide, including 23,338 on Oahu, 3,136 in ...

DOH Maui office opens COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 18 and older

The Maui News Vaccinations are now available to anyone 18 years or older, with clinics scheduled at the University of Hawaii Maui College and King Kekaulike High School this week, the state Department of Health Maui District Office announced Monday. Clinics at the college will be held from ...

Vaccination clinics ramping up

First photo: Hawaii National Guard Sgt. Richard Hubbard prepares to vaccinate Renee Gilsdorf of Lahaina during Thursday’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic inside the University of Hawaii Maui College Pa’ina Building. Gilsdorf said it felt “amazing” to receive her second dose of vaccine. “I ...

Active cases at jail remain at 5

The number of active COVID-19 cases among Maui Community Correctional Center inmates remained unchanged at five Monday, following reports of three negative inmate test results. Five inmates remained in isolation and 161 were in quarantine at the Wailuku jail, the state Department of Public ...

Man arrested, returns to Minnesota

A 63-year-old Minnesota man volunteered to leave Maui and fly back home after he was arrested Saturday for violating travel quarantine rules, police said. Leo Thiner didn’t have a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test from an approved facility and didn’t have approved lodging for the ...

Kauai visitors get discount with 2nd virus test

HONOLULU (AP) — Visitors to the Hawaiian island of Kauai will receive a discount card for local businesses if they voluntarily take a coronavirus test three days after arriving in addition to their required test before travel. The Kokua Kauai Card program will begin on Monday, when the ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Sunday reported 96 new cases, including 51 on Oahu, 26 on Maui, 15 on Hawaii island and four residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 30,135 cases statewide, including 23,336 on Oahu, 3,113 in Maui County (2,968 on ...

Drug charges get Waiehu man 18-month jail term

WAILUKU — A Waiehu man is serving an 18-month jail term after he was twice found with drugs when police executed search warrants. Max Kurpe, 33, also was placed on four years’ probation when he was sentenced last month. In three criminal cases, he had pleaded no contest to attempted ...

Energy conference set for June 22, 24

The Maui News With in-person gatherings still limited due to COVID-19, the 8th Hawaii Energy Conference will be held virtually on June 22 and 24, organizers announced. Presented by the Maui Economic Development Board and supported by the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, the ...

Baseball is back on the Valley Isle

KAHULUI — The crack of the bats, the snap of the mitts, the teams and umpires wearing uniforms, parents and fans looking on. All of the elements of real baseball permeated around the Maui High School field Saturday morning when the Braves met the Royals in the opener of the All Pono Spring ...