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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

Workshop for volunteer program reopening is scheduled

The Maui News The county Volunteer Center will be holding a free three-day virtual workshop and conference from Sept. 22 to 24 to help executive directors and volunteer leaders with reopening their volunteer programs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-day online immersion ...

Ten more at MPD get positive presumptive tests

Ten additional Maui Police Department employees had positive presumptive tests for COVID-19 in a fourth round of testing Thursday at the Wailuku Police Station, police reported. The employees were among 86 who underwent rapid testing after they may have had contact with one of three confirmed ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health reports 221 new cases Thursday, including 190 on Oahu, 17 on Hawaii island, four in Maui County and none on Kauai. • There have now been 9,202 cases statewide. • Oahu has a total of 8,339 cases; Hawaii County, 435; Maui County, 342 ...

Hospital at 90 percent capacity — which is the norm

The 90 percent capacity at Maui Memorial Medical Center reported last week by a top hospital official “is a normal census,” even when tourists were around, an official for the facility operator said Thursday. Tracy Dallarda, spokeswoman for hospital operator Maui Health System, also ...

Kaiser changes up its Wailuku facility

Kaiser Permanente is closing its ambulatory surgery center and gastroenterology services at its Wailuku Medical Office and moving the services to Maui Memorial Medical Center. The closure will eliminate 11 staff and technician positions and 17 registered nurse and license practical nurse ...

Calling game from a different view

Wearing a mask and gloves, umpire Jaime Perez waits for the pitch from Phillies pitcher Akoni Fujihara during a Little League Seniors game at Maui High Field in Kahului on Monday. Perez said baseball in the age of COVID-19 requires adaptations, like calling balls and strikes from the field ...

Hawaiian Airlines waives change fees

Hawaiian Airlines has waived change fees for flyers traveling between Hawaiian Islands, Mainland or international destinations, the airlines announced Thursday. Passengers can now reschedule their flights without cost. The carrier, which has already been waiving change fees for guests who ...

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 ...

Imua launches texting program

In response to growing concerns of parents over distance and remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Imua Family Services launched a free text messaging system for families with young children to provide “useful, safe and timely” lessons and techniques. The agency partnered with ...

One more COVID case at Wailuku courthouse

Another COVID-19 case involving a state court employee in Wailuku was confirmed Wednesday evening by the state Judiciary in a news release. There are now two confirmed cases at the Hoapili Hale courthouse in Wailuku, with the first case reported Tuesday. The most recent employee to test ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health reports 339 new cases Wednesday, including 302 on Oahu, 35 on Hawaii island, two in Maui County and none on Kauai. • There have now been 8,991 cases statewide. The Health Department reported that 90 of the newly reported cases were ...

Governor signals intent to veto six measures

The Maui News Gov. David Ige notified the state Legislature on Monday of his intent to veto six measures, including a pilot domestic violence program and ethics provisions related to hiring of state officials who leave office. He also outlined generally how he planned to use the $321 ...

County supports local ranchers, small business

Maui County is assisting local ranchers and small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic by buying up local beef and continuing to offer grants to small businesses. During his daily news conference Wednesday afternoon, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino said the county has committed more ...

Jail incident involved module with quarantine

The Maui News State Department of Public Safety officials on Wednesday still were investigating a disturbance at Maui Community Correctional Center on Tuesday involving inmates who refused to go back into their cells. Public Safety spokeswoman Toni Schwartz said Wednesdays that 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 ...

Feeling good: Kapisi settles in at safety in senior year with Cougars

Jared Kapisi’s football journey has been a long and winding road. The 2014 Maui High School graduate has arrived — in several ways — as a senior free safety for the Brigham Young University football team, which opens its season Monday at Navy. “It’s an awesome feeling — I feel ...

700 Lanai resort workers are put on furlough

More than 700 workers for Four Seasons Resorts Lana‘i, who were furloughed Aug. 11, continue to receive medical benefits and will be brought back when the two luxury resorts reopen, resort officials said Tuesday. The two luxury resorts, the Four Seasons Resorts Lana‘i on the coast at ...

Prosecutor’s office, courthouse report coronavirus cases

Seven additional Maui Police Department employees, two employees of the county prosecutor’s office and a state Judiciary employee at Hoapili Hale in Wailuku have tested positive for COVID-19, officials reported Tuesday. The seven police employees were among 45 who were tested Monday because ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health reports 181 new cases Tuesday, including 157 on Oahu, 19 on Hawaii island and five in Maui County and none on Kauai. • There have now been 8,653 cases statewide, including 7,848 on Oahu, 383 in Hawaii County, 340 in Maui County ...

Another COVID-19 case is reported on Molokai

Another positive COVID-19 case has been identified on Molokai — a worker at the county Public Works Department baseyard — county officials said Tuesday afternoon. Deputy Managing Director Josiah Nishita said Tuesday afternoon that the employee is in self-isolation at home and that the ...