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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

UH football player tests positive for COVID-19

The Maui News A player on the University of Hawaii football team has tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced Sunday. In a statement, UH said the player tested positive on Saturday. “The student-athlete was held out of practice and in self isolation since first reporting ...

207 new cases reported after lab results delayed

Hawaii reported a new single-day record of 207 COVID-19 cases on Monday, though the state Department of Health said that more than half were the result of delayed reporting from a major testing lab. Of the 207 new cases reported, 198 were on Oahu, seven were on Maui and two were on Hawaii ...

45 cases reported, though state says data incomplete

Hawaii saw a decline in new COVID-19 cases for the second straight day, though the state said the recent numbers were "not a complete and accurate picture due to the temporary delay in receiving complete data." The COVID-19 Joint Information Center reported 45 new cases on Sunday, including 44 ...

Walsh riding wave of change

Like many during the coronavirus pandemic, life has certainly changed in the last five months for Ian Walsh. But it hasn’t been all bad. “Normally this time of the year, I spend a good chunk of the winter in Hawaii and summer I shift a lot of my energy to traveling, whether that be to the ...

Groups call for better access for rural and displaced voters

Nonprofit and civil rights groups are calling for more voter service centers in Maui County to help registered voters who live in remote areas or are homeless and lack traditional mail services. Attorneys for these groups have said in separate letters to local election officials over the past ...

Maui tries to close travel quarantine loophole

To stop visitors from taking advantage of a quarantine loophole, Maui County has clarified its public emergency rules for new “intended” residents to the island. Now, those who intend to relocate to Maui must use a long-term rental for their mandatory 14-day quarantine. The long-term ...

Covid-19 Maui County 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. Last updated at 2 p.m. Thursday. PUBLIC FACILITIES n The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, ...

Mayor limiting social gatherings to 10 people

With the state logging another new single-day record of COVID-19 cases, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino on Thursday afternoon announced that he will reduce the allowable number of people at indoor and outdoor social gatherings to no more than 10 beginning today. The updated Public Health ...

MPD email for reporting quarantine violators

The Maui News Suspected violations of the mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers in Maui County can be reported to police by sending email to mpdquarantine@mpd.net. Police will follow up on reports, according to a Maui Police Department news release. Visitors arriving in ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• State Department of Health reported a record daily high of 124 new cases Thursday statewide, including 120 on Oahu and four on Maui. • There now have been 1,989 cases statewide, including 1,637 on Oahu, 167 in Maui County (including two on Molokai and none on Lanai), 115 on Hawaii ...

Gov. Ige uses line-item veto on virus relief bill

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige said Thursday he would exercise line-item vetoes on a bill appropriating federal coronavirus relief funds. The governor’s move eliminates $230 million set aside for a $100 additional weekly payment to unemployed individuals. This payment was to have partially ...

COVID-19 testing today at Lahaina Aquatic Center

The Maui News Drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Lahaina Aquatic Center. The aquatic center will be closed all day today due to the testing event. The Lahaina Recreation Center will be closed this morning and open at 2 p.m. Minit Medical will be ...

Governor and mayor look to restrict gatherings as cases soar

Gov. David Ige is calling for a return to some restrictions — including limiting social gatherings and closing bars — as new cases of COVID-19 soared to a record-setting 109 on Wednesday, including nine on Maui. “I am proposing to the counties and working with all of the mayors to ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

• State Department of Health reported a record-high 109 new cases on Wednesday, including 98 on Oahu, nine on Maui and two on Kauai. • There now have been 1,865 cases statewide, including 1,516 on Oahu (one case was removed due to updated information), 163 in Maui County (including two ...

Chamber puts out its ‘business friendly’ slate

The Maui News The Maui Chamber of Commerce’s Maui Political Action Committee, which handles Chamber candidate endorsements, announced its slate of “business friendly” Maui County candidates for the state Legislature and County Council. Due to COVID-19, the process was handled ...

Hawaiian flights to Pago Pago still off

Hawaiian Airlines is allowed to continue its suspension of flights to Pago Pago, American Samoa, through Aug. 31 by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The department granted the airline’s request for exemption from its obligations under CARES Act airline service obligations. The ...

Covid-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

Public Facilities ** The Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku has reopened to the public, although the County Council chamber and council member offices will remain closed. Public access is through the second-floor lobby during normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday ...

Big West officially postpones fall season

While University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball was the headline act impacted by the Big West Conference announcement on Wednesday that fall sports will be postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the news also directly affected Maui. University of Hawaii men’s golf coach ...

Record-setting 124 cases reported, including 4 on Maui

Hawaii shattered its daily record for new COVID-19 cases again with 124 new reported cases on Thursday, including four on Maui and 120 on Oahu. The 109 cases reported Wednesday marked the first time Hawaii had surpassed 100 cases in one day; Thursday was the first time Oahu alone reported more ...

Despite low virus rates, Hawaii hesitant to open schools this fall

The Associated Press HONOLULU — The principal of the only school on Lanai thought reopening with full, in-person instruction next month was a no brainer: The island has had no confirmed coronavirus cases and breezes flow through many of the school’s classrooms. But even there, faculty ...