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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Friday reported 136 new cases, including 82 on Oahu, 32 on Maui, 13 on Hawaii island, five on Kauai and four residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 29,927 cases statewide, including 23,213 on Oahu, 3,063 in Maui ...

Mishka plays first live show since pandemic began

Almost a year and a half since he last played in public for a live audience, Maui musician Mishka will perform at da Playground on April 10. In late 2019, he took time off to work on a new record, and then the gigs dried up as the COVID-19 pandemic descended. “I was making an album and ...

Maui Health to open vaccines to everyone 16 and older Monday

The Maui News Maui Health will open vaccinations to all residents 16 and older starting Monday, following the state Department of Health’s directive to Neighbor Islands to expand vaccine eligibility. “With the support of the state and our county district health office, we are excited to ...

Drive-thru testing scheduled for Hana

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be offered for Hana residents from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Monday at the Hana Ball Park, Mayor Michael Victorino announced. Participants should come to the test site at their designated time and can only access the testing area by turning on to Hauoli Road from ...

101-year-old WWII veteran receives Congressional Gold Medal

HONOLULU (AP) — A 101-year-old World War II veteran from Hawaii has received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service. James Lum on Wednesday received the highest award of national appreciation for distinguished achievement at Kuakini Health System’s Hale Pulama Mau Auditorium. Lum is ...

Connor looking foward to joining a new community at Cal Poly

• Senior Spotlight is a special series highlighting standout MIL student-athletes as they reflect upon their high school careers and look toward the future. Stories will run periodically in The Maui News. No matter if it was Ella Connor’s first time volleying the ball at Kalama Beach Park ...

Maui County looks into vaccine passport program

Maui County is seeking to be a part of a vaccine passport pilot program that officials say could be a golden ticket for Hawaii residents and visitors to travel safely and more easily. If approved by Gov. David Ige, the proposed vaccine passport pilot program would begin April 15 for ...

County offers stadium for King’s Cathedral Easter services

Maui County is offering War Memorial Stadium as “a safer outdoor alternative” for King’s Cathedral Easter services, after the church said it planned to continue meeting in person despite a cluster of about 55 COVID-19 cases among its Maui congregations. “We understand the ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Thursday reported 114 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, including 72 on Oahu, 30 on Maui, eight on Hawaii island and four residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 29,794 cases statewide, including 23,134 on Oahu, ...

DOH report: Maui County still has most active clusters in state

The Maui News Maui County continued to have the most active COVID-19 clusters in the state as of Thursday, with outbreaks still growing at the jail, a church and a cleaning service. A cluster at the Maui Community Correctional Center had reached a total of 98 cases, according to the state ...

celebrating 100 days of vaccinating

Waikapu’s Kathryn Regier holds the pin she received Thursday at Maui Memorial Medical Center after receiving her second dose of vaccine. Regier said she was happy to be inoculated against COVID-19. “I love it,” she said. “I’m so excited, so relieved and grateful.” The pins were ...

12 state airports receive $46.3M in relief funds

The Maui News Five airports on Maui, Molokai and Lanai will receive just over $11 million in COVID-19 relief funds, the state Department of Transportation Airports Division announced Monday. A total of 12 state airports will get $46.3 million in Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental ...

Active jail COVID cases remain at 5

The number of active COVID-19 inmate cases at the Maui Community Correctional Center remained at five, with the Wailuku jail reporting seven negative inmate test results Thursday. Five inmates were in isolation and 161 were in quarantine. Since the COVID-19 outbreak was reported Feb. 1, 89 ...

Maui Jim Maui Invitational announces field for 2022

The Maui News The 2022 Maui Jim Maui Invitational men’s college basketball tournament will include Arkansas, Arizona, Cincinnati, Creighton, Louisville, Ohio State, San Diego State and Texas Tech, event organizers announced Thursday. The 39th annual tournament is set for Nov. 21-23, 2022, ...

DOH says King’s Cathedral cluster now at 55 cases

A large cluster of COVID-19 cases at King’s Cathedral and Chapels has grown to about 55 cases, prompting the state Department of Health to take the rare step of publicly warning of the “imminent risk” to the community. “DOH does not disclose specific cluster locations unless there is ...

Love’s Bakery closes its doors after 170 years

Love’s Bakery officially closed its doors on Wednesday, wrapping up nearly 170 years of producing classic white and wheat loaves, old fashioned and powdered doughnuts, hot dog and burger buns, bagels and English muffins that became a staple in many households, lunchboxes and family ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 100 new cases as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, including 42 on Oahu, 30 on Maui, 16 on Hawaii island, one on Lanai, one on Kauai and 10 residents diagnosed out of state. • There have now been 29,681cases statewide, ...

Victorino seeks mandatory post-arrival test for travelers

Citing fast-moving variants sweeping the island, Mayor Michael Victorino on Wednesday said a second test may be mandated come mid-April for returning residents and visitors to Maui County. Victorino said during the county news conference that he submitted a request to Gov. David Ige’s ...

Vaccinations ongoing at Grand Wailea

First photo: Ranch hand Maikaike English of Ulupalakua Ranch is vaccinated by Maui Health graduate nurse Nisakorn Saa at the Grand Wailea Wednesday. English said it was his second dose. “Now that I am done, I feel really good,” he said. “I’m going to go travel now.” He said the first ...