COVID-19 Coronavirus Information
County of Maui - Public Health Emergency Rules
Mayor Michael Victorino announced a "stay at home and work from home" amendment to the Public Health Emergency Rules in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19. The amendment is effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The new order will be in effect until April 30.
County of Maui departments and agency partners are continuing to meet regularly to discuss continuity of operations plans and emergency procedures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
“My staff and our County personnel continue to have regular video conference calls with the State Department of Health, Governor’s Office and emergency management agencies for status updates and to discuss emergency operations,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. “We have no indication that shipments of supplies are being impacted by the coronavirus, so we are urging the public to not hoard supplies and remain calm. Residents and visitors are asked to have enough supplies in case they become sick and need to stay home.”
- Small Business assistance available on MEDB website
- COVID-19 Flyer – What You Need to Know PDF Download (HDOH)
- COVID-19 PDF Download Flyer – What You Should Do PDF Download (CDC)
- COVID-19 – If You Are Sick PDF Download (CDC)
- “Take 10” Pamphlet (Emergency Kit Preparedness) PDF Download (HDOH)
- 预防 2019 年新型冠状病毒 (2019-nCoV) 传播给家庭和社区中其他人的暂行指南 (Guidance on preventing spread – in Chinese) (CDC)
For general questions about COVID-19, you can call Aloha United Way at 211 (dial 2-1-1)
Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the Office of the Mayor will be extending its COVID-19 call center hours, starting Monday, April 6. Read on...
Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the second COVID-19 positive case on Molokai. Read on...
Essential workers who need child care for children under 6 years old during the current COVID-19 crisis can contact PATCH Maui or the Maui County Early Childhood Resource Center, the Department of Housing and Human Concerns announced. Read on...
Mayor Michael Victorino announced the launch of the Micro Business Loan Program to help business owners impacted by COVID-19. Read on...
Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the first confirmed case in Hana. Read on...
Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a new farmer assistance and food distribution program to help farmers and community members impacted by COVID-19. Read on...
Information for Clinicians
If you have a patient with symptoms and travel history consistent with this outbreak, contact the Hawaii Department of Health, Disease Outbreak Control Division at (808) 586-4586.
For more information, see our updates for clinicians page.
Know How it Spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
- If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Information for Specific Groups
- COVID-19 Information for Schools and Universities PDF Download (HDOH) [PDF] (Updated February 24, 2020)
- COVID-19 Workplace Guidance PDF Download (HDOH) [PDF] (Updated February 10, 2020)
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) (CDC)
- Interim guidance for persons who may have 2019 novel noronavirus (COVID-19) to prevent spread in homes and residential communities (CDC)
- Interim Recommendations for Airlines and Airline Crew: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in China (CDC)
- Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC)