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Maui Coronavirus Impacts

Pang: Virus cluster at Lahaina eatery

Maui District Health Officer Dr. Lorrin Pang said there is a cluster of COVID-19 cases from exposures last week at The Dirty Monkey Restaurant in Lahaina. During a news conference Monday afternoon, Pang said that anyone who visited the establishment Aug. 22 could be “highly exposed” and ...

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 ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health reports 200 new cases Sunday, including 174 on Oahu, 22 on Hawaii island and four on Maui and none on Kauai. • There have now been 8,339 cases statewide, including 7,584 on Oahu, 340 in Hawaii County, 334 in Maui County (including three ...

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 ...

State champion Shields looks to stay motivated amid delayed senior season

Hunter Shields is in no-man’s land. The defending state champion has seen two standout teammates for the Maui High School boys cross country team — Adam Hakola and Damon Wakefield — graduate, and COVID-19 has delayed, if not wiped out, Shields’ senior season. “This summer I ran ...

More than 5,000 limited quarantine requests

As of Friday, Maui County officials had received well over 5,000 requests from travelers for a limited quarantine when arriving in the county following interisland travel. The county began processing the requests Aug. 7, a day after Gov. David Ige issued his 11th emergency proclamation that ...

Mayor green lights reality TV show

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino said Friday that after “a lot of extensive review of the whole process” he will allow the filming of reality TV series “Temptation Island” beginning Sept. 8 at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort.  Filming was set to begin last week with arrival of ...

4EverPets donor lost 3 grandparents to virus

Kristen deBlasi lost three grandparents to COVID-19 in a 10-day span in April. After finding out that she had some inheritance money coming, deBlasi couldn’t think of a better way to honor her deceased loved ones than to donate up to $15,000 to the Maui Humane Society, where she started as a ...

COVID-19 at a glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health reports 265 new cases Friday, including 233 on Oahu, 26 on Hawaii island and six on Maui and none on Kauai. • There have now been 7,830 cases statewide, including 7,147 on Oahu, 321 in Maui County (including three on Molokai and none on ...

More than 2 dozen inmates released from MCCC

More than two dozen inmates have been released from the Maui Community Correctional Center as part of a Hawaii Supreme Court order issued this week to address overcrowding amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Department of Public Safety reported that four inmates — Bryan Arisumi, Sabree ...

Mandatory travel forms to go all digital with new application

Beginning Tuesday, mandatory travel forms only will be available digitally — no more paper forms — according to the state’s Office of Enterprise Technology Services. The new digital application, “Safe Travels,” will digitize and simplify the current paper-based process into a ...

3 police and 27 Roselani positive cases reported

Two more Maui Police Department employees have tested positive for COVID-19, and the number of positive cases at Roselani Place has risen, according to reports Friday. The Police Department received the confirmations for the two employees Friday afternoon. The identification of one positive ...

COVID-19 Maui County Schedule Changes

Public Facilities n 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 ...

‘Temptation Island’ lays out plan for filming on Maui

Producers of the reality TV series “Temptation Island” said they are prepared to test cast and crew before flying to Maui, quarantine upon arrival and avoid face-to-face contact with cooks and housekeepers once they’re allowed to move ahead with filming. “We’re not coming for fun ...

EMS budget cuts are not ‘set in stone’

Maui County officials say that a proposal to slash 10 to 20 percent from Emergency Medical Services is not “set in stone,” though they’re still bracing for cuts as the state looks to save money during the pandemic. The state Department of Health, which proposed the changes last month, ...

COVID-19 at a Glance

Latest developments: • State Department of Health reports 306 new cases on Thursday, including 289 on Oahu, 10 on Hawaii island, and seven on Maui and none on Kauai. • There have now been 7,566 cases statewide, including 6,915 on Oahu, 318 in Maui County (including three on Molokai and ...

Distance learning extended for most public schools

Most Maui County public school students will continue virtual learning from home through the first quarter, which ends Oct. 2, the state Department of Education announced Thursday. Ahead of the new school year that began Aug. 17, the DOE said that distance learning would last for at least ...

Police employee tests positive for COVID-19

A Maui Police Department employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation, police said Thursday. Police spokeswoman Lt. Audra Sellers said the department wasn’t releasing information about where the employee works and whether the employee is a civilian or officer. “We just ...

Wailuku woman back in jail same day of release

The Maui News WAILUKU — A woman who was released from jail on supervision Tuesday was back in custody the same day after she was arrested on a warrant alleging she previously had broken into a vehicle and used a stolen credit card. Nicole Feliciano, 45, of Wailuku was on a list of inmates ...