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Posted on: September 23, 2020

War Memorial Stadium parking lot will reopen on Monday, Sept. 28

War Memorial Stadium parking lot will reopen to the public on Monday, Sept. 28, after completion of a $3 million project to repave the 51-year-old parking lot, install new underground drainage and plant nearly 130 new trees, Mayor Michael Victorino announ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Kihei Aquatic Center training pool to close for repair and maintenance work

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces the closure of the Kihei Aquatic Center training pool from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2020, for repair and maintenance work on a pipeline.

The pool is scheduled to reopen Oct. 17. Pool hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p....

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Department of Water Supply reminds residents to continue water conservation during ongoing drought

The Department of Water Supply is reminding residents to continue water conservation efforts during a drought that continues to affect the Hawaiian Islands.

In West Maui, water from the Honolua Ditch has been running very low, and the department plans to t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Repair work announced for Kenolio Park fencing in Kihei

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces repair work to perimeter chain-link fencing at Kenolio Park in Kihei from Sept. 28 through Oct. 9, 2020.

The department asks members of the public to refrain from parking along the South Kihei Road fence lin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions

Applicants are being sought for 46 vacancies on Maui County boards, commissions, councils and committees:

Five on the Council of Aging;

Four on the Public Works Commission;

Three on the Maui County Arborist Committee;

Two each on the Board of Ethics, Board of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Mayor Victorino urges Maui County residents to be counted in U.S. Census

With the 2020 U.S. Census winding down, Mayor Michael Victorino is strongly urging all Maui County residents to participate in the decennial count of all U.S. residents to ensure our citizens get their fair share of U.S. federal funding and representation...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

DMVL Lahaina Office closed today, Sept. 18

The Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing Lahaina Office is closed today, Sept. 18, 2020, due to staffing constraints.

The County DMVL Kahului and Kihei offices remain open today during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The County apolo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

County of Maui Volunteer Center provides free training and resources to nonprofits facing COVID-19

The County of Maui Volunteer Center is providing free support, training and resources to local nonprofits facing challenges due to COVID-19.

The Volunteer Center is kicking off its support with a three-day, virtual conference from Sept. 22-24 to assist Mau...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing set for West Maui on Monday, Sept. 21

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Monday, Sept. 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lahaina Aquatic Center.

The Lahaina Aquatic Center will be closed all day Monday due to the drive-through testing. Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

County surveying parents on distance learning for keiki in YMCA Youth Program

County-YMCA Program Distance Learning 9.16.20

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui will be surveying parents on the possibility of distance/virtual learning for keiki in its YMCA-partnered youth program.

The County is providing iPads with internet access for educational use, start...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing and mask distribution set for Wednesday, Sept. 16, on Molokai

Minit Medical Molokai testing group 9.8.20

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that drive-through COVID-19 testing and a mask distribution will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

The County of Maui will be sending about 2,00...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Upcountry Pool reopening tomorrow following repairs

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the Upcountry Pool will reopen Saturday, Sept. 12, following the completion of temporary repair work.

For General Parks and Recreation information, please visit www.mauicounty.gov/parks....

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Drought conditions bring temporary change to Upper Kula water system

Ongoing drought conditions have triggered operational changes for domestic water supply delivery to about 2,000 customers on the Upper Kula water system, according to the Department of Water Supply.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, water supplied to the Upper K...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Upcountry Pool closed due to emergency repairs

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that the Upcountry Pool is closed due to emergency mechanical repairs.

The Upcountry Pool will be closed until further notice as staff works to expedite repair work. The Department apol...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

County of Maui successfully prices $74.42 million in General Obligation Bonds

The County of Maui has successfully priced $74.42 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2020. The proceeds of the General Obligation Bonds will be used for capital improvement projects in the County of Maui and to refinance outstanding bonds issued ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

272 Tested in COVID-19 Drive-Through on Molokai

The County of Maui reported 272 tests conducted during today’s COVID-19 Drive-Through at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

Minit Medical Urgent Care will call individuals with all results, which are expected to take one to three da...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Malama Maui Nui will hold by-appointment Go Green Recycling event at a new location

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management is reminding the public that the Mālama Maui Nui Go Green Recycling event will continue this month at a new location.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Mayor Victorino confirms ‘Love Has Won’ group rerouted to Colorado

Mayor Michael Victorino confirmed today that three members of the “Love Has Won” group were intercepted at Kahului Airport on Sunday afternoon and hours later took a flight to San Francisco and on to Colorado.

The group members flew fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Department of Water Supply reminds Upcountry, West Maui customers to cut back water usage Sept. 8

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply is reminding Upcountry and West Maui customers that cutbacks of non-essential water use will be mandatory beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.

On Tuesday, the department issued an official notice of Stage 1 water ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Haycraft Beach Park parking lot improvement project announced

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced that work will be done this month to re-paint and re-stripe stalls at the Haycraft Beach Park parking lot in Maalaea.

The parking lot will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and reopen on Thursda...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Maui County launches new online atlas for shoreline access

Exploring and enjoying Maui County’s beaches and shoreline areas has just been made easier. The County has recently launched a new website with a map viewer to provide an online atlas of over 200 public access locations and their features.

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces partnership to assist local ranchers and provide food to people in need

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a new CARES Act funded partnership with local ranchers to provide ground beef to Feed My Sheep and people in need.

The County has committed $200,000 to support the ranching community, which includes the purchase of c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

County of Maui reports three positive cases of COVID-19

The County of Maui announced that three (3) employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in self-isolation. These are separate from the 10 positive cases reported by the Maui Police Department.

Two (2) cases are from the Department of the Prosecutin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Department of Water Supply declares Stage 1 Water Shortage for Upcountry and West Maui

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply will begin mandatory Stage 1 water restrictions for its domestic water system serving residents of Upcountry and West Maui beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Official public notice of a declaration of a water s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Keopuolani Park

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Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Keopuolani Regional Park will be closed Thursday morning and open at 3:00 p.m., following the drive-through COVID-19 testing event.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Reopening of War Memorial Stadium parking lot rescheduled

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the reopening of the War Memorial Stadium parking lot has been rescheduled to Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The delay is related to drainage work on the project and materials that needed to be shipped to Mau...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

New Kula Park Playground to open at noon Tuesday, Sept. 1

The new Kula Park Playground will open to the public at noon Tuesday, Sept. 1, Mayor Michael Victorino announced today.

“This new playground has been eagerly awaited by Upcountry keiki and their families,” Mayor Victorino said. &ldq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2020

Maui Veterans (Mokulele) Highway reopened; Puunene fire 85 percent contained

UPDATE 6:00 P.M. – Maui Veterans (Mokulele) Highway has been reopened as Maui Fire Department continues to contain the Puunene fire.

MFD reported that the estimated 1,500-acre fire is approximately 85 percent contained.

Three helicopters and multi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Aa1, AA+ bond ratings for Maui County

Moody’s Investor Service, S&P Global Ratings, and Fitch Ratings assigned ratings of Aa1 (stable outlook), AA+ (stable outlook), and AA+ (negative outlook), respectively, to Maui County’s General Obligation Bonds, Series 2020, Mayor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces approval process for film and television productions in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that film and television productions will need to receive authorization from the Office of the Mayor to begin shooting in Maui County.

The authorization is included in the County’s updated Public Health Eme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Mayor announces collaboration to create new healthcare jobs and expanded services

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a new countywide collaboration with various organizations to create healthcare jobs and expand services for kupūna and families using CARES Act funds.

The County of Maui’s new HealthCARES Hui is the first i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event continues independently on Saturday, Aug. 22

The County of Maui, Department of Environmental Management announces that due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the department has postponed its participation in the upcoming Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event.

The event will co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Mayor Victorino extends condolences to family of Lanai resident

Mayor Michael Victorino extends his condolences to the family of a Lanai resident, who is the latest COVID-19-related death in Maui County.

According to the Department of Health, the resident was a man between the age of 40-59 years old and had been hospit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Baldwin Beach Park closed from Aug. 21-27 due to ocean damage to pavilion structure

Baldwin Beach Park Pavilion damage

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the temporary closure of Baldwin Beach Park from August 21 through August 27, 2020, due to the required removal of a portion of the pavilion structure that was damaged during recent ocean co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces delay of television show production amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that production on the television show Temptation Island has been delayed due to current COVID-19 health and safety concerns in Maui County.

Mayor Victorino provided the following statement:

“After speaking with t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Mayor Victorino addresses public safety issues in Paia

County of Maui social service workers and nonprofit partners are engaged in ongoing efforts to make health and public safety improvements for the residents of Paia.

“I am keenly aware of what’s going on in Paia with reports of homelessn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Keopuolani Park

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Keopuolani Regional Park will be closed Wednesday morning and open at 3:00 p.m., following th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Mayor Victorino asks for safe access to Wailuku pump station

To address serious public safety and environmental concerns, Mayor Michael Victorino is asking for 24/7 County access to the Wailuku sewage pump station located off of Kahului Beach Road.

Currently, the area has unpermitted encampment structures and approx...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Mandatory Travel Declaration Form now available online at County of Maui website

The Mandatory Travel Declaration Form for Maui County and other transportation-related information is now available on the County of Maui’s website at www.MauiCounty.gov.

All interisland travelers arriving in Maui County will be required to compl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event set for Lanai residents on August 22, 2020

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announces a Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event for Lanai residents at the Pulama Lanai Fleet Yard from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

Residents may drop off their...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

County of Maui encourages support of STEM education, kicks off “STEM Week in Maui County”

Mayor Michael Victorino has officially proclaimed August 10-15, 2020 as “STEM Week in Maui County.”

“Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education programs are vital to the economic future of Maui County and the S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Interisland Travel Quarantine guidance for Maui County

Maui County residents are reminded that the Governor has reinstituted the mandatory 14-day quarantine for any travel other than arrival on Oahu.

The quarantine includes travel from Maui to Hawaii Island or Kauai, as well as travel to and from Molokai and L...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Kula water valve replacement project announced

The Department of Water Supply announced it will install new valves, including a pressure regulator valve, in Kula on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

The project will require water to be shut off for about five hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The valve replacement...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino statement on Governor’s announcement to reinstate 14-day interisland quarantine

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on Gov. David Ige’s announcement to reinstate the mandatory 14-day interisland travel quarantine:

"We appreciate the Governor for following our request and making the difficult decisio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for a new location

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that the Mālama Maui Nui Go Green Recycling event will continue this month at a new location.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 15, 2020, in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Mayor Victorino comments on reckless political gamesmanship

Mayor Michael Victorino reacted Wednesday to the reckless behavior on the part of a Maui County Council member to play political games with the Lahaina injection well case while it remains in an ongoing, sensitive stage of mediation.

“Federal Jud...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Maui County invites the public to review Hazard Mitigation Plan update

The public is encouraged to review and comment on the Maui Emergency Management Agency’s update to the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan to address threats such as wildfires, beach erosion and highway rockslides.

Comments are due Aug. 12,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

County of Maui launches Virtual Job Fair website to assist job seekers and employers

Maui Virtual Job Fair

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the launch of a new website to assist Maui County residents seeking employment opportunities, job training or new career paths.

The website, www.MauiCountyVirtualJobFair.com, also gives employers an online resource t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Department of Water Supply announces emergency repairs in Kula

The Department of Water Supply announced that it discovered a pressure-reducing valve problem in the Kula water system that will require emergency repairs between 9 p.m. today and 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The repairs may affect water service to as many as 1,000 cus...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Maui County Housing Division Office to close for training on Aug. 19

The County of Maui Housing Division Office will close from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, for an office training event.

Clients, including Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher clients, are asked to drop off or pick up documents at the office earli...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces upgrade of County’s network of Electric Vehicle charging stations

Mayor Michael Victorino announces an initiative to replace and upgrade the County of Maui’s network of existing Electric Vehicle Ohana charging stations.

The EVOhana charging stations located at the Kalana O Maui (County) Building in Wailuku, the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

County Summer Youth Program extended until Aug. 14; still only $10 per week for families

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui’s summer youth program has been extended another two weeks until Aug. 14 to assist families impacted by the delay of school openings.

The program in partnership with Maui Family YMCA remai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces limit on social gatherings to no more than 10 people

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today updated Public Health Emergency Rules that limit indoor and outdoor social gatherings to no more than 10 people.

The updated rules have been signed by Mayor Victorino and sent to the Governor for approval. The rules ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Mayor Victorino celebrates blessing of new $7.7 million Molokai Baseyard

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Mayor Michael Victorino celebrated the blessing and dedication ceremony Tuesday of the new $7.7 million Molokai Baseyard in Hoʻolehua.

The new baseyard features:

  • 2,560-square-foot Administrative Building
  • 7,440-square-foot Maintenance Building
  • 3,960-square-foo...
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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing on Friday, July 31, at Lahaina Aquatic Center

Lahaina testing 6.24.20

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Friday, July 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Lahaina Aquatic Center.

The Lahaina Aquatic Center will be closed all day Friday due to the drive-through testing event. The Lahaina Recreation Center will be cl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Maui Lani Roundabout to open at noon Wednesday, July 29

The Maui Lani Roundabout at the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Maui Lani Parkway has been completed and will be made open to the general public at noon on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

The $3.15 million project broke ground at the end of April and was c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

County Parks, Pools and Waiehu Golf Course reopening tomorrow, July 28, following Hurricane Douglas

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces that County parks, pools and Waiehu Municipal Golf Course will reopen tomorrow, July 28, following Hurricane Douglas.

For General Parks & Recreation information, please visit www.mauicoun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Waikapu Basketball Court to close from Aug. 10 to Nov. 7 for lights construction project

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Waikapu Basketball Court will be closed to the public from Aug. 10 through Nov. 7, 2020, for the construction of the Waikapu Park Play Court Lights project.

The project will include ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Restrooms closed for maintenance at Hookipa Beach Park and Harold Rice Memorial Park

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the anticipated closure of the restrooms at Hookipa Beach Park and Harold Rice Memorial Park on Aug. 3 – 10, 2020, due to required maintenance and repairs.

Portable restrooms will b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Central Maui Landfill reopening tomorrow; adjusted schedule for Refuse Pickup on Maui Island only

The County of Maui announces that the Central Maui Landfill will reopen tomorrow, July 28, and refuse pickup will have adjusted schedules for Maui customers following Hurricane Douglas.

The following changes to refuse pickup schedules applies to residents ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Emergency Shelters Closed; Residents can report storm related damage on County of Maui website

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that all emergency shelters have closed following the cancellation of the Hurricane Warning for Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

No major damages have been reported, though, there have been reports of debris, fallen trees, downed ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Maui Bus Routes resume services starting Monday, July 27

The County of Maui, Department of Transportation announces the reinstatement of transportation services starting Monday, July 27.

The Maui Bus Fixed Route, Paratransit, Commuter and Human Services Transportation services will resume its services that were ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2020

All County Landfills closed and Refuse Pickup suspended tomorrow, July 27, due to Hurricane Douglas

The County of Maui announces that all County Landfills will be closed and all refuse pickup is suspended for tomorrow, July 27, due to Hurricane Douglas.

Residents SHOULD NOT put out their trash bins for pickup tomorrow. County crews and officials plan to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Warning Siren scheduled for 8:30 a.m. alerting residents to Shelter in Place and Stay Informed

The County of Maui will sound warning sirens for Hurricane Douglas at 8:30 a.m. today to alert Maui County residents to shelter in place and stay informed.

Residents should turn on their radio or television and tune into local news channels for updates. Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Mayor Victorino urges residents to shelter in place starting tonight and through Sunday

Mayor Michael Victorino urges Maui County residents to shelter in place starting tonight and through Sunday due to Hurricane Douglas.

County officials will assess damages and any additional safety concerns after the hurricane passes on Monday.

“Hu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and other dangers after Hurricane Douglas makes landfall

The County of Maui reminds the public of potential dangers that could arise after Hurricane Douglas makes landfall in Hawaii.

Hurricanes can cause dangerous and destructive high winds, flooding, heavy rain and storm surges. Carbon monoxide poisoning and dr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces County of Maui emergency shelter plans

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the County of Maui will open emergency shelters on Maui Island at 7 p.m. this evening.  Shelters on Lanai and Molokai will open tomorrow at 7 a.m.  Opening times and locations may change depending upon t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Public asked to conserve water to prevent sewer spills due to Hurricane Douglas

The County of Maui, Department of Environmental Management strongly encourages the public to conserve water to minimize sewage from entering facilities and prevent potential sewer spills due to Hurricane Douglas.

During heavy rain events, facilities typica...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Maui Bus Routes to be suspended starting tomorrow due to Hurricane Douglas

The County of Maui, Department of Transportation announces the suspension of transportation services starting Sunday, July 26, due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Douglas.

The Maui Bus Fixed Route, Paratransit, Commuter and Human Services Transportat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing on Wednesday, July 29, at Keopuolani Park

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Wednesday, July 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Keopuolani Regional Park will be closed Wednesday morning and open at 3:00 p.m., following the drive-through COVID-19 testing event....

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Mayor Victorino issues emergency proclamation for Hurricane Douglas

Mayor Michael Victorino issued an emergency proclamation today as Hurricane Douglas approaches the Hawaiian Islands, bringing expected tropical storm-force winds, flash flooding and high surf. The proclamation was coordinated with the Governor’s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Department of Water Supply advises residents to conserve water in preparation for Hurricane Douglas

The Department of Water Supply advises all customers to conserve water in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Douglas, which is forecast to bring strong winds, flash flooding and high surf this weekend.

The adverse weather could disrupt electrical pow...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Public urged to prepare for strong winds, flash flooding and high surf due to Hurricane Douglas

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Maui County residents and visitors are urged to prepare for strong winds, flash flooding and high surf as Hurricane Douglas continues its track toward the Hawaiian Islands.

Wind and rain could begin impacting the state as early as Saturday night. High surf...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Location change for Maui Planning Commission public hearing

The location has changed for a Maui Planning Commission public hearing set for July 28, 2020. The public hearing will take place only via the BlueJeans videoconferencing platform from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A previous announcement listed the Ka`anapali Beach Ho...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, July 22, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, July 22, 2020, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., or...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Voluntary water conservation requested for Upcountry and West Maui residents and businesses

Due to lack of rainfall, the Department of Water Supply is requesting consumers in the Upcountry and West Maui areas to conserve water. Consumers are urged to use water only as needed for health and safety purposes in order to extend the available supply ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Emergency Housing Project in Kahului blessed

Former UH-Maui College dormitory buildings were blessed Tuesday morning for Huliau, a project to make safe housing available for people who’ve fallen into homelessness. “Huliau” means “turning point, time of change....

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Wells Park Tennis Court Restrooms closed from July 20 – 31, 2020

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the anticipated closure of the Wells Park Tennis Court Restrooms from July 20 – July 31, 2020, due to maintenance and repair needs of micro guarding to minimize vandalism concerns....

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Shiraishi Memorial Pool closed July 21, 23 and 29 for staff training

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the anticipated closure of the Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool on July 21, 23 and 29, 2020, for Fire and Public Safety staff training.

The Department of Parks and Recreation apologizes ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mayor maintains that Charter Commission should review proposed Maui County Charter amendments

Mayor Michael Victorino expressed his disappointment Friday with the Maui County Council’s first-reading passage of three proposed Maui County Charter amendments without sufficient study and review by the Charter Review Commission. The Commissio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Firefighters cut large firebreak to protect Skill Village residents

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Maui Fire Department crews have cut a large firebreak to protect residents in the area of Skill Village in Paia due to the Haliimaile fire.

The approximately 3,000-acre fire remains about a half mile away and does not pose any immediate threat. Fire crews ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Skill Village residents in Paia to prepare for possible evacuation

Residents in the area of Skill Village in Paia are to prepare for possible evacuation due to the Haliimaile fire.

The fire is about 2,500 to 3,000 acres in size and around a half a mile away. Winds are currently blowing away from the area, but Ski...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Kihei DMVL Office closed tomorrow, July 8, for cleaning and maintenance

The County of Maui, Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing announced that the Kihei DMVL Office will be closed tomorrow, July 8, for cleaning and maintenance.

The Kihei Office located at 3030 East Lipoa Street will reopen Thursday, July 9, for services...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, July 8, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, July 8, 2020, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., or ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino remembers late Sen. Breene Harimoto

Maui County flags will be flown at half-mast on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in honor and remembrance of the late Hawaii state Sen. Breene Harimoto. Mayor Michael Victorino and First Lady Joycelyn Victorino also extended their condolences to his family and frie...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Malama Maui Nui’s Go Green Recycling event will continue in July

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that the Mālama Maui Nui Go Green Recycling event will continue in July.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 18 at the Lahaina Cannery Mall parking lot. Go...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Virtual Programming Activity videos available on County of Maui Website

The County of Maui Department of Parks & Recreation announced the posting of recreational activity videos on its Recreation Division web page.

The instructional videos were created by DPR recreation staff. The videos provide an opportunity for families...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Mayor Victorino opposes County Council’s reckless proposed Charter amendments

Mayor Michael Victorino strongly opposed proposed amendments by the County Council’s Governance, Ethics and Transparency Committee, which would inflate the cost of government while Maui’s economy has been battered by the COVID-19 pande...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Parks Dept announces photo and poem contest in recognition of July as National Parks & Rec month

In recognition of National Parks & Recreation month in July, the County of Maui’s Department of Parks & Recreation is conducting a Facility Photo & Haiku Poem Contest. The contest theme is: “Why do I Love Maui County Parks ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

County of Maui COVID-19 Call Center Modified Hours

Mayor Michael Victorino has announced modified hours for the COVID-19 Call Center in the Office of the Mayor.

The call center will operate during normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Summer Youth Program only $10 per week for working families in Maui County

The County of Maui’s summer youth program partnership with Maui Family YMCA still has many openings available for the program that starts July 6, 2020.

Families will pay no more than $40 total for their children to participate in the County subsi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Pool reservations phone line closed July 3rd; All county pools closed July 4th for Independence Day

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced that, in observance of the July 4th holiday, the pool reservations phone line will not take calls on Friday, July 3. All County pools will be closed on July 4 and will reopen July 5.

To book reservations for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Central Maui Landfill greenwaste disposal canceled on Sundays

The last day for the acceptance of residential greenwaste on Sundays at the Central Maui Landfill will be on Sunday, June 28, the Department of Environmental Management announced.

The end of Sunday greenwaste disposal at the landfill begins in July and com...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Maui Planning Commission to review updated West Maui Community Plan

A public hearing has been set for July 28, 2020, for the Maui Planning Commission to review the updated draft West Maui Community Plan. The public hearing will be held at the Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel ʻOhana Room from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. or via the BlueJeans v...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Maui County to hold Zoom meeting to share a nearly completed Hazard Mitigation Plan

The County of Maui will share its draft Hazard Mitigation Plan with the public in a Zoom meeting from noon to 1 p.m. June 30, 2020. To join the meeting visit: https://sparling.zoom.us/j/99856521887.

The Maui Emergency Management Agency has nearly completed...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2020

2019 Water Quality Report available online

The Maui County Department of Water Supply announces the 2020 publication of the Annual Water Quality Report for results of testing compiled from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019. This year marks the 22nd year of providing this information to custome...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Maui Bus to provide free Wifi to East Maui residents starting Wednesday, June 24

The County of Maui, Department of Transportation will be parking a Maui Bus fitted with free public Wifi at Hana Bay, starting Wednesday, June 24.

The bus will be parked at Hana Bay from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

New Vehicular Homicide and Road Safety Unit announced

The Maui County Department of the Prosecuting Attorney announced today a new unit dedicated to the prosecution of traffic crimes, including motor vehicle-related homicide, habitual alcohol and drug impaired driving, and felony injury related to speeding a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino returns FY 2021 budget to County Council without his signature

Mayor Michael Victorino returned the FY 2021 operating budget to the Maui County Council today without his signature.

Mayor Victorino raised objections to the County Council-drafted budget, but he will allow it to take effect on July 1, 2020.

In March, Mayo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Central Maui Regional Sports Complex closed for Maui Lani Roundabout construction

The Central Maui Regional Sports Complex is closed due to construction of the Maui Lani Roundabout project.

The closure will help address safety concerns and limit traffic in the surrounding area. The roundabout project located at the Maui Lani Parkway-Kam...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces partnership to launch Financial Opportunity Center to help with housing

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino today announced a partnership with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) and Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA) to launch a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) that will help thousands of residents into housing &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces reopening of additional businesses and activities starting Monday, June 15

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the reopening of additional businesses and activities starting Monday, June 15.

“Maui County continues to see a very small number of new cases and maintains the highest rate of testing per capita in the sta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Maui Lani Roundabout Project to begin construction Monday, June 15

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that major intersection construction work on the Maui Lani Roundabout project will begin Monday, June 15, 2020.

The intersection of Maui Lani Parkway and Kamehameha Avenue will be fully closed (24 hours a day, 7 days a wee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Department of Water Supply launches small-meter replacement project

The Department of Water Supply is beginning a project to replace small water meters and upgrade aging meters within the County’s domestic water system. The meter replacement is free of additional charge to customers.

The project is expected to la...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Haiku Community Center improvement project announced

Work has begun on upgrading the Haiku Community Center’s restroom and kitchen, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

“This project is more progress toward improving public park facilities for our residents,” Mayor ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on demonstrations for George Floyd

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today:

“Peaceful protests are a First Amendment birthright of every American. On Maui, it’s encouraging that protests of Mr. George Floyd’s death have been peaceful. I s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Monday, June 1, launch date for Kama‘aina First website

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the official launch of the Office of Economic Development’s Kama‘aina First program website – which helps support local businesses and features discounts for residents impacted by COVID-19 &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces broad reopening of businesses and services on June 1 in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the broad reopening of businesses and services with health and safety guidelines on Monday, June 1, in Maui County.

The County’s proposed rules and reopening date have been sent to the Governor and Attorney Gener...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Governor’s approval of rules that allow most businesses to reopen June 1

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Gov. David Ige approved Maui County’s updated Public Health Emergency Rules to allow most businesses and services to reopen starting Monday, June 1.

“We are reopening Maui County cautiously a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces appointment of JoAnn Inamasu as new OED director

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today his appointment of JoAnn Inamasu as the new director of the Office of Economic Development.

She succeeds Kay Fukumoto, who is stepping down effective June 15 to focus on family commitments. Inamasu’s appoin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Maui County’s first hired archaeologist, Dr. Janet Six

Dr. Janet L. Six has been selected as the first archaeologist to be employed by the County of Maui in a position created to protect the County’s significant natural, cultural and historical resources. She begins work on June 1.

“Dr. Six...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino expresses condolences to family of former South Maui Rep. Joe Bertram III

Mayor Michael Victorino expressed his condolences today to the family and friends of the late former South Maui state Rep. Joe Bertram III. He was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2006 and 2008, and he served on the Maui Planning Commissio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

County of Maui begins work on temporary emergency shelter project for displaced residents

The County of Maui is partnering with local agencies to provide temporary emergency shelters and services for displaced families and individuals impacted by COVID-19.

Hawaii National Guardsmen and personnel from the Maui Fire Department and Department of P...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino extends condolences to `ohana of Willie K

Mayor Michael Victorino extended his prayers and condolences to the `ohana of Maui music superstar Willie K.

“Willie remained positive as he fought cancer bravely for two years, still choosing to perform and entertain fans even while ill,&rdq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Richelle Thomson sworn in as First Deputy Corporation Counsel

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Richelle Thomson was sworn in Thursday as First Deputy Corporation Counsel. She succeeds Edward Kushi, who retired recently after 21 years of service.

“I thank Ed Kushi for his many years of service to our County and wish Richelle Thomson much co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Maui County high school graduates encouraged to send 3-second video clip for celebration video

Mayor Michael Victorino encourages all high school seniors to send a three-second video clip of themselves to be included in a celebration video for Maui County’s 2020 high school graduates.

Deadline to submit video is Friday, May 15, 2020.

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Retail stores and retail stores in shopping malls allowed to reopen starting Monday, May 11

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that retail stores and retail stores in shopping malls will be allowed to reopen as long as they follow physical distancing requirements, starting Monday, May 11, in Maui County.

The reopening date differs from the Governo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

County of Maui partners with local companies to produce emergency ventilators for COVID-19 response

Mayor Michael Victorino unveiled newly manufactured emergency ventilators produced on Maui by HNu Photonics to help increase Maui County’s emergency healthcare capacity.

The ventilators are part of a joint effort between the County of Maui, Maui ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for Central Maui residents in need on Thursday, May 7

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a food distribution taking place Thursday, May 7, to provide bags of food to individuals in Central Maui impacted by COVID-19.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot (700 Halia Nakoa S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Fresh produce distribution Wednesday, May 6, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced another produce distribution will take place Wednesday, May 6, to provide produce to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Residents urged to start planning during Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that May 3 through May 9 is Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020.

Residents are urged to have a plan, build a kit and stay informed prior to hurricane season, which begins on June 1.

“Even during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Kokua Pool improvements announced

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that a project to re-plaster and do deck repairs to the Kokua Pool will begin this month, closing the pool through late December.

The pool located at the Kahului Community Park complex has been closed ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2020

Work begins on Lanai Community Center permitted kitchen project to upgrade and expand facility

Work has started on a project to upgrade and expand the Lanai Community Center’s kitchen. The project will close the community center through February 2021.

“I ask for the community’s patience as this project gets underway,&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Waiehu Golf Course reopening Friday, May 1, with health and safety precautions due to COVID-19

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the Waiehu Golf Course will reopen on Friday, May 1, 2020, but with health and safety precautions due to COVID-19.

“We continue to look at ways to gradually reopen businesses and services, with added safegua...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

About 400 bags of food distributed to Hana residents in need

About 400 bags of food were distributed Wednesday, April 29, to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Hana.

The distribution was a joint effort with Project Ho`omana, VIP Foodservice, Mahi Pono, Maui Soda & Ice Works, Maui County Farm Bureau, the County ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing for hospital/healthcare workers and others tomorrow, Keopuolani Park

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place tomorrow, April 30, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to hospital and healthcare workers, first responders and public transportation workers ONLY from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Testing for the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces fresh produce distribution for Lanai on Wednesday, April 29

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a third produce distribution will take place tomorrow, April 29, to provide produce to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Distribution for seniors will take place starting at 11 a.m. at the Lanai Senior Center, ent...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution tomorrow for Hana residents in need

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a food distribution taking place Wednesday, April 29, to provide bags of food to Hana residents impacted by COVID-19.

Distribution will start at 3 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park.

About 300 bags of food will be distributed on a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

About 100 people tested during COVID-19 drive-through testing on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that about a hundred people were tested Saturday, April 25, in a COVID-19 drive-through testing at the old Dole Administration Building in Lanai City.

A total of about 350 individuals have been tested on Lanai, which remai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Department of Water Supply declares Stage 1 water shortage for Central Maui, Paia

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply declared a Stage 1 water shortage Monday for its domestic water system serving residents of Wailuku, Kahului and Paia.

Because of a water pump failure over the weekend, the department is requiring residents of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Governor’s new rules and extension of stay-at-home order

Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement on Gov. David Ige’s extension of the statewide stay-at-home order until the end of May and other emergency rules:

“The extension of the stay-at-home, work-from-home order was someth...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Mayor Victorino comments on YB's request to adjust its schedule

Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement today regarding Young Brothers LLC’s submittal of a request to the Public Utilities Commission to make temporary adjustments to its sailing schedule for Maui and Hawaii counties, effective M...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

West Maui Islander temporary route changes announced

 

A culvert replacement project and road closure on Lower Honoapiilani Road in Napili will close four Maui Bus stops from Napili Plaza to Kapalua for approximately three months, the County of Maui Department of Transportation announced.

Beginning W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for Central Maui residents in need on Friday, April 24

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a food distribution taking place Friday, April 24, to provide bags of food to individuals in Central Maui impacted by COVID-19.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot (700 Halia Nakoa ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

About 90 tests conducted at COVID-19 drive-through in Central Maui

About 90 tests were administered via drive-through COVID-19 testing today, April 23, at Keopuolani Park.

The first hour of testing was open to first responders and healthcare workers, with the remaining time for the general public.

The testing was provided ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Over 160 tests conducted at COVID-19 drive-through in South Maui

Over 160 tests were administered via drive-through COVID-19 testing today, April 23, at South Maui Community Park Gymnasium.

The first hour of testing was open to first responders and healthcare workers, with the remaining time for the general public.

The t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Work set to begin Monday on Maui Lani roundabout project

Construction work on the Maui Lani roundabout project will begin Monday, April 27, at the intersection of Maui Lani Parkway and Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului, the County of Maui Department of Public Works announced.

“Roundabouts have been shown to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court ruling sends Maui County’s Lahaina injection well case back to lower court

Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Lahaina injection well case:

“This ruling is a step toward the clarity we have advocated for. The Supreme Court agreed with the Count...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Victorino provides joint statement with Merriman’s Restaurants on March COVID-19 cases

Mayor Michael Victorino provided the following statement regarding three Merriman’s Kapalua employees who tested positive for COVID-19 in March:

“I want to mahalo Merriman’s Restaurants for coming forward on their own accord r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in South Maui on Thursday, April 23

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place in South Maui tomorrow, April 23, at the South Maui Community Park Gymnasium parking lot.

To reduce wait times and on-site registration, individuals are asked to pre-register for testing at www.minitmed.co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in Central Maui on Thursday, April 23

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place again tomorrow, April 23, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Testing for the general public will be from&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for Paia and Haiku residents on Thursday, April 23

Holomua route for food distribution

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a food distribution will take place on Thursday, April 23, to provide bags of food to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Paia and Haiku.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. and take place at the Old Maui High School c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces fresh produce distribution for Lanai on Wednesday, April 22

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a second produce distribution will take place Wednesday, April 22, to provide produce to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Distribution for seniors will take place starting at 11 a.m. at the Lanai Senior Center, e...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Maui County Volunteer Heroes announced

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Volunteer Center is recognizing 13 outstanding Volunteer Heroes for 2020. These are individuals who help make up the backbone of nonprofits.

“I congratulate these volunteers w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on fifth COVID-19 related death in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the fifth COVID-19-related death in Maui County:

"A fifth death related to COVID-19 in Maui County has been confirmed by the Department of Health. Joycelyn and I extend our deepest condolence...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Mayor Victorino proclaims National Volunteer Week in Maui County

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Mayor Michael Victorino has proclaimed April 19 to 25 National Volunteer Week in Maui County.

Residents are highly encouraged to get involved in their community by visiting the County of Maui Volunteer Center’s website, HandsOnMaui.com, and regis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on latest COVID-19 related death in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the most recent COVID-19-related death in Maui County:

"The State Department of Health has confirmed a fourth death related to COVID-19 in Maui County. Joycelyn and I extend our sincere condo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2020

Checkpoints for roadways to Hana

Road checkpoints on the roadways to Hana will be located after Twin Falls on Hana Highway and at Ulupalakua Ranch on Piilani Highway.

The checkpoints will help protect isolated communities with limited medical resources by restricting road traffic to East ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Governor’s supplemental proclamation

Mayor Michael Victorino has issued a statement on Gov. David Ige’s supplemental proclamation, which took effect today, April 17.

“The Governor stated that his proclamation only allows water activities, and does not allow walking or runn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Over 200 Hana residents tested at drive-through COVID-19 site on Friday, April 17

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Over 200 tests were administered today, April 17, to residents at the drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Hana.

Testing was done for essential workers during the first hour and was then open to the general public for the remainder of the event.

The drive...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

200 bags of food distributed to Lanai residents

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A hundred bags of fresh produce were distributed today, April 17, to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Lanai. A hundred additional bags of produce were delivered to Lanai kupuna through the Meals on Wheels program.

“Mahalo to all the farmers an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces fresh produce distribution for Lanai on Friday, April 17

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a produce distribution will take place Friday, April 17, to provide food to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Distribution will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lanai Senior Center, entering from Gay St.&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Over 500 bags of food distributed to West Maui residents

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Over 500 bags of food were distributed today, April 16, to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in West Maui.

The distribution was a joint effort with VIP Foodservice, Mahi Pono, Don Ito, Maui Chemical, Matson, Aloha Waste Systems, Inc., Maui Lani Golf Course,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing in Hana on Friday, April 17

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will take place in Hana on Friday, April 17, in the parking lot across from the tennis court at the Hana Ball Park.

Testing will be from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. for ONLY essential workers.

Testing for the general pu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for West Maui on Thursday, April 16

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a food distribution will take place on Thursday, April 16, to provide bags of food to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in West Maui.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. and will take place along Honoapiilani Highway, b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in Central Maui on Thursday, April 16

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place again tomorrow, April 16, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Testing for the general public will be from&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 on Molokai on Thursday, April 16

Mayor Michael Victorino announces that drive through testing for COVID-19 will be held Thursday, April 16, from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

Testing was rescheduled due to inclement weather on Tuesday, Ap...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Donations sought for people in need in Maui County

The Salvation Army of Maui County, working in conjunction with Maui Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), is collecting donations to be distributed to partner agencies for COVID-19 response to communities across Maui County.

Information on how...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Planning Dept announces new web page on project to revise County zoning code

The Planning Department has launched a new web page for its project to revise the County of Maui’s Title 19 Zoning Code, making it innovative, user-friendly and a way to promote livable communities.

The T19 Project web page is at https://www.maui...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Masks delivered to Molokai healthcare workers and first responders; COVID-19 testing postponed

Mayor Michael Victorino provided 1,000 facemasks to Molokai healthcare workers and first responders.

Five hundred masks were delivered to Molokai General Hospital, 250 masks were delivered to police officers and 250 masks were delivered to American Medical...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in West Maui on Wednesday, April 15

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Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place in West Maui on Wednesday, April 15, along Honoapiilani Highway, beginning near Launiupoko Beach Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.&a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Reminder: Stricter public health emergency rules to start tonight for Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino reminds the public that stricter public health emergency rules are effective tonight, April 10, at 11 p.m. for Maui County.

“All of these rules are meant to increase protection of our friends, families and loved ones,&rd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Reminder: Night-Time Curfew pilot program to start tonight for Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino reminds the public that a night-time curfew pilot program will start tonight at 11 p.m. for Maui County.

Curfew will be from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public may not travel outside the home during these hou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Public help needed with solid waste best practices during COVID-19 crisis

The Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division is asking the public to be mindful of best practices for the disposal of solid waste to protect workers and residents during the COVID-19 crisis.

Essential trash collection service continues, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 on Friday, April 10

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place again tomorrow, April 10, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Testing for the general public will be from&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Night-Time Curfew pilot program and stricter rules to start Friday night in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a night-time curfew pilot program will start at 11 p.m. Friday night, April 10, for Maui County.

Curfew will be from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public may not travel outside the home during these ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing in Hana on Friday, April 10

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will take place in Hana on Friday, April 10, in the parking lot across from the tennis court at the Hana Ball Park.

Testing will be open to essential workers only from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Essential workers shoul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 on Thursday, April 9

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place tomorrow, Thursday, April 9 at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers only from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Testing for the general public will begin at 10 a.m.

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Update: Ualapue Shaft in East Molokai no longer tests positive for E. Coli bacteria

A resampling of water from the Ualapue Shaft in East Molokai has been confirmed to meet federal Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Health water quality standards. It does not contain any traces of E. coli contamination.

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Mayor Victorino provides statement on COVID-19 cases at Maui Memorial Medical Center

Mayor Michael Victorino provided the following statement on COVID-19 cases at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

“I was informed this morning that a cluster of COVID-19 cases has been identified and involve hospital staff at Maui Memorial Medical Cent...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distributions for Wailuku, Kahului and South Maui on Thursday

Mayor Michael Victorino announced two food distributions taking place Thursday, April 9, to provide bags of produce to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Wailuku, Kahului and South Maui.

Distributions will start at 10 a.m. at the following locations:

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Water Department detects E. Coli in East Molokai shaft; Water source remains safe to drink

The Maui Department of Water Supply detected E. coli bacteria in the Ualapue Shaft on Molokai on April 7, 2020, in a water sample collected the previous day. E. coli testing takes 18 hours to complete. It is important for residents to note that this detec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Restrooms to open at Kalama Park, Pukalani Park and Lower Paia Park

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that restrooms at Kalama Park, Pukalani Park and Lower Paia Park will open starting Wednesday, April 8.

The restrooms will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and will be cleaned four times per day. Restrooms will be close...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing set for Tuesday on Molokai

Mayor Michael Victorino announces that drive through testing for COVID-19 will be held Tuesday, April 7, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

All traffic MUST enter Ailoa Street via Kamehameha V Highway, betwee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino offers condolences on first COVID-19 related death in Maui County

The Hawaii Department of Health has confirmed the first COVID-19 related death in Maui County, Mayor Michael Victorino announced this morning.

“My heart is heavy with this tragic news,” Mayor Victorino said. “Mrs. Victorino an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on second COVID-19 case on Molokai

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the second COVID-19 positive case on Molokai.

"I have been notified that test results for a second individual have returned positive on Molokai. The individual is an employee of Friendly Mark...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2020

County of Maui COVID-19 call center hours extended

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the Office of the Mayor will be extending its COVID-19 call center hours, starting Monday, April 6.

The call center will operate from 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Mayor announces Micro Business Loan Program to support small local businesses

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced the launch of the Micro Business Loan Program to help business owners impacted by COVID-19.

The County of Maui is committing $1 million for the program, which will be administered by the Maui Chamber of Commerce, to suppor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on first confirmed case in Hana

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the first confirmed case in Hana.

“The County of Maui was notified early this morning that a test result has returned positive for a female resident of Hana. This individual is in self i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces farmer assistance and food distribution program

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a new farmer assistance and food distribution program to help farmers and community members impacted by COVID-19.

The County of Maui is committing $30,000 per week to Maui County Farm Bureau and Hawaii Farmers Union ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino expresses appreciation for Central Maui Landfill, open space bills

Mayor Michael Victorino expressed his appreciation to members of the Maui County Council for final passage of bills to purchase land to expand the Central Maui Landfill and to acquire property to preserve open space on Maui’s north shore.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces installation of a bill payment Drop Box at the Kalana O Maui Building

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the installation Friday of a secure drop box at the front entrance of the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku for payments of County of Maui services, including refuse and water bills, and real property taxes. This box is f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Mayor Victorino presents administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal

Mayor Michael Victorino presented his Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal to members of the Maui County Council today, proposing to lessen the financial burden on taxpayers while doing more to respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis.

“Our longt...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (H.E.L.P.) program now accepting applications

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that applications are now being accepted for financial assistance though the Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (H.E.L.P.) program. The County of Maui allocated $2 million in general funds to the program to assist...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Public Health Emergency Rules amended for residents to stay at home during COVID-19 crisis

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.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2020

DWS announces temporary customer service changes

With the closure of Maui County offices on Monday, March 23, to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Water Supply encourages customers to use phone, online services, mail and email to conduct business safely.

Until further notice, th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino provides guidance on inter-island travel for Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino provided guidance to Maui County residents on the inter-island travel quarantine policy issued by Gov. David Ige.

The policy will go into effect statewide beginning April 1, according to the Governor’s supplemental emergen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

County of Maui offices to adjust hours open to public

The County of Maui offices will be limiting its hours open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., starting Monday, March 23, due to increased precautions over COVID-19.

Departments and agencies will also be reducing face-to-face interactions by impleme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Public Health Emergency Rules for Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a number of Public Health Emergency Rules effective as of 7:45 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, directed toward limiting the gathering of groups of people and curtailing vehicular transportation except for essential activitie...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

County of Maui public facilities to close for next 30 days; Community Centers closed starting Monday

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that County of Maui fields, pools, gyms and other facilities, including public restrooms, will be closed for the next 30 days starting Saturday, March 14, 2020, due to increased precautions regarding COVID-19.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Residents can now dispose of two vehicles per year for free

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management’s Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Section has expanded its successful Junk Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program, effective today. The program helps residents dispose of unwanted vehicles leg...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Friday Town Parties canceled until further notice

All Friday Town Parties have been canceled until further notice due to increased precautions regarding COVID-19.

This includes Wailuku First Fridays, Lahaina Second Fridays, Makawao Third Fridays, Kihei Fourth Fridays and Lanai Fifth Fridays.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Mayor Victorino and guests to discuss COVID-19 tonight on Akaku Channel 55

Mayor Michael Victorino will be discussing updates on COVID-19 and answering some frequently asked questions during his Holo I Mua television show airing tonight at 7 p.m. on Akaku Blue Channel 55.

Mayor Victorino will be joined by host Bill Snipes and gue...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Missing Person

Heather Harrison

UPDATE:

In the late evening of 09/22/20, Ms. Harrison was located and found to be in good health.  MPD would like to thank the public for assisting us with this case.

The Maui Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with the ...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Missing Person

Iokia

Police are requesting your assistance in a Missing Person type case.

On 09/21/20 at about 6:24 p.m., a family member reported Samantha Iokia (32) of Kahului and her two minor children missing. They were last seen at their Kahului residence on 9/17/2020 at ...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2020

Habitual Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant

On Saturday, September 19, 2020 at about 1:24 a.m., Dekla Helgenberger (57) of Waiehu was arrested for Habitual Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant, Possession of an Open Liquor Container While Operating a Vehicle, Reckless Driving an...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Unclaimed Bodies

The Maui Police Department is requesting your assistance in contacting family members of five people whose bodies were not claimed after their deaths. 

If you have any information, the public is asked to please call (808) 463-3833.

Christopher Flan...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Missing Person

Wilson

Police are requesting your assistance in a Missing Person type case.

**Update - On 9/12/2020 as of 11:46 a.m., Martina Wilson was located and is in good health.  Maui Police Department thanks everyone who saw this posting and called in.**

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Requesting Public's Assistance in Assault Type Case

The Maui Police Department is requesting the Public’s assistance in identifying the male involved in an unprovoked attack on a bicyclist in Haiku this past Tuesday.

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, between 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., a male was ridin...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Assault in the Second Degree and Resisting Arrest

On September 11, 2020 at about 5:07 a.m., Tara Trunfio (24), from Colorado, was arrested for Assault in the Second Degree and Resisting Arrest.

Investigation reveals that on September 11, 2020 at about 3:46 a.m., Hana Patrol officers were assigned to the 4...

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MPD Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Missing Person

Rodriguez

**UPDATE - August 26, 2020, Ryan Rodriguez has been located and is in good health. Thank you for your assistance. ** 

On 08/14/2020 at approximately 8:20 p.m., Ryan Rodriguez, 28 years old, was reported missing.

Rodriguez was last seen, sh...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Liquor establishments face 24-hour closures for failing to comply with Public Health Emergency Rules

Licensed liquor establishments that fail to comply with County of Maui Public Health Emergency Rules will be ordered to close for a 24-hour period in a measure aimed at minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

“These Public Health Emergency Rules are i...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Mayor Victorino allocates over $20 million toward MauiCARES Task Force recommendations

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the County of Maui has allocated over $20 million in CARES Act funds toward recommendations made by the MauiCARES Task Force.

The MauiCARES Task Force comprised of over 30 industry leaders, who identified areas ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on Maui Jim Maui Invitational

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today on the decision to relocate the Maui Jim Maui Invitational for this year only.

"The Maui Jim Maui Invitational notified us yesterday that it will be relocating to North Carolina for this y...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, Sept. 9, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, Sept. 9, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., or...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Nearly 370 tested in COVID-19 drive-through event at Keopuolani Park

Nearly 370 people were tested for COVID-19 today during a drive-through testing event at Keopuolani Park. The tests included about 180 tests for County of Maui employees of the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney and the Maui Fire and Police Department...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing set for Tuesday, Sept. 8, on Molokai

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

“I strongly encourage Molokai residents to consider getting tested during this drive-through testing ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Three-day Virtual Workshop and Conference set to help reopen volunteer programs in wake of COVID-19

The County of Maui Volunteer Center is hosting a free three-day virtual workshop and conference to help executive directors and volunteer leaders with re-opening their volunteer programs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces additional $3 million for small business relief program

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that an additional $3 million in CARES Act funds has been added to the Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

So far, 557 grants have been awarded w...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Kahului outdoor basketball courts set for possible closure for two weeks

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation reminds the public to comply with good health and safety practices to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

The department has received complaints from neighbors near the outside basketball cou...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 29, 2020

State of Hawaii’s online Safe Travels system becomes mandatory effective Sept. 1

The State of Hawaii is implementing its new, mandatory online Safe Travels system, beginning Sept. 1. The Safe Travels System will modify the current County of Maui application process.

“This modified process enforces travel quarantines and prote...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 26, 2020

County continues to support MDHO and Hawaii National Guard in expanding contact tracing capacity

The County of Maui continues to support the Maui District Health Office (MDHO) and Hawaii National Guard in expanding its contact tracing capacity for COVID-19 cases in Maui County.

MDHO is partnering with the University of Hawaii Maui College, which will ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 24, 2020

County Summer Youth Program extended until Sept. 25; still only $10 per week for families

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui’s summer youth program has been extended until Sept. 25 to further assist families impacted by COVID-19.

The program in partnership with Maui Family YMCA remains only $10 per week for fami...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, August 26, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, August 26, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces partnership for ‘Pop-Up Makeke’ Program

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the County of Maui’s Office of Economic Development is partnering with the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) and the City & County of Honolulu to support “Pop-Up Makeke,&...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Hawaiian music series honoring the strength of community

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the County of Maui with the Office of Economic Development is sponsoring E Kūpa`a Kākou, a Hawaiian music series honoring the strength of community.

E Kūpa`a Kākou means “to persist,” and the...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, August 19, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, August 19, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Real Property Taxes due Aug. 20, 2020; Taxpayers reminded of deferral of 10% penalty

The County of Maui Department of Finance is reminding taxpayers that Real Property Taxes are due on Aug. 20, 2020.

However, Mayor Michael Victorino has authorized a one-time deferral program that provides taxpayers with 60 days from Aug. 20 to Oct. 20, 202...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 16, 2020

Mayor Victorino addresses resort bubbles, public beach access

Mayor Michael Victorino addressed today rumors and misinformation spreading on social media about resort bubbles and public beach access.

“I would like to set the record straight and let the public know the facts,” Mayor Victorino said....

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 12, 2020

County of Maui to provide modified road tests for driver’s licensing

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicle and Licensing will provide modified road tests beginning next week for motorists to demonstrate basic vehicle control skills and obtain their driver’s licenses. Appointments will be taken beginning Th...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 12, 2020

County of Maui’s Kama‘aina First program encourages Maui businesses to support other businesses

The County of Maui Office of Economic Development announces the addition of a “Business Deals” page on its www.KamaainaFirst.com website as part of the County’s ongoing efforts to support local businesses.

Those who would like...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Mayor Victorino thanks traveling public for its patience during rollout of interisland quarantine

Mayor Michael Victorino thanked the traveling public for its patience as the County of Maui works to improve and streamline its implementation of the interisland quarantine.

“Due to a short amount of time to put systems in place, we expected ther...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 1, 2020

Updated Public Health Emergency Rules posted on County of Maui website

Updated Public Health Emergency Rules have been posted on the County of Maui website at www.MauiCounty.gov.

The update is titled “Public Health Emergency Rules, Amended July 31, 2020.” It can be found under “COVID-19 Coronavir...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: August 1, 2020

Small business operators urged to apply for Kokua Maui County fund for COVID-19 relief

Mayor Michael Victorino is urging small business operators to apply for grants of as much as $7,500 beginning Monday, August 3, 2020, from the new Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund to assist them with the impacts of COVID-19.

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, July 29, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, July 29, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., or until...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Small businesses can still seek relief from COVID-19 impacts with County Micro Business Loan Program

Mayor Michael Victorino is reminding small business operators that they can still apply for the Micro Business Loan Program.

Last month, an additional $750,000 was added to the program, pushing total program funding to $1.75 million. Already, approximately...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Mayor Victorino urges residents to redouble efforts to curb spread of COVID-19

Mayor Michael Victorino called upon Maui County residents to redouble their efforts to practice health and safety protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“It is critically important that now, more than ever, our residents strictly follow safety...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mayor Victorino urges County Council to reopen for public testimony

Mayor Michael Victorino is asking County Council Chair Alice Lee and members of the Maui County Council to reopen their 8th-floor Council Chamber for public testimony.

“I urge Council Chair Alice Lee and the County Council to reopen the Council C...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces $3 million Recovery and Relief Fund to support small businesses

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a partnership with federal credit unions to launch of a $3 million recovery and relief fund for local small businesses.

The new Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund utilizes CARES Act funds to ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: July 20, 2020

Keopuolani Regional Park partial closure Wednesday for drive-through testing

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announced that Keopuolani Regional Park will be closed Wednesday morning, July 22, and open at 3:00 p.m., following the drive-through COVID-19 testing event.

Minit Medical will be conducting the drive-...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: July 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino adds $3 million to HELP program

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. continues accepting applications for the Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (H.E.L.P.) program.

Through June 30, MEO received 5,690 applications and approved 4,361 for financial assist...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: July 17, 2020

County of Maui donates 7,000 face masks and 3,000 gloves to public schools

The County of Maui is donating 7,000 face masks and 3,000 nitrile gloves to the Hawaii Department of Education for public schools in Maui County, Mayor Michael Victorino announced Friday.

“As parents and teachers prepare for the start of classes,...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Economic Recovery Task Force

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that he has formed a task force to assist with creating an economic recovery plan as Maui County continues to respond to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

“We need input from a broad variety of industries on wh...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces drive-through testing Wednesday, July 22, at Keopuolani Park

Mayor Michael Victorino announced drive-through testing for COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Minit Medical will be conducting the drive-through, with diagnostic and anti-body testing available. Minit ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Philippine Consulate cancels mobile outreaches for this year

Maui County’s Immigrant Services Division has been informed that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Consulate in Honolulu has canceled its mobile outreaches for the remainder of 2020.

An in-person appointment at the consulate&a...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 29, 2020

County of Maui extends waiver of fees for County bills paid online and at self-service terminals

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the County of Maui will be extending its waiver of credit card convenience fees for online payments of County bills and self-service (kiosks) for motor vehicle registration renewals.

The fees will be waived thro...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino authorizes deferral of 10% penalty on Real Property Taxes due Aug. 20, 2020

Mayor Michael Victorino has authorized a one-time deferral of the 10 percent penalty for Real Property Taxes due on Aug. 20, 2020, because of the financial impacts of COVID-19.

The deferral provides taxpayers with 60 days from Aug. 20 to Oct. 20, 2020, to ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Nearly 300 tested in COVID-19 drive-through events in West, South and Central Maui

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that nearly 300 people participated in antibody blood testing and PCR diagnostic testing at COVID-19 drive-through events from June 24-26, 2020, in West, South and Central Maui.

Minit Medical Urgent Care conducted 179 anti...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Maui Bus – Kihei Islander detour update

South Kihei Road between Wailana Place and Kaonoulu Street will be reopened to the public beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The temporary closure of South Kihei Road began in May of this year and was needed to complete the construction of road ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 25, 2020

County of Maui partners with YMCA and others for youth programs

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a partnership with Maui Family YMCA to provide a subsidized summer youth program for over 1,500 children on Maui and Molokai, starting July 6, 2020.

The program is open to children ages 4 – 12 years old and...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, June 24, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, June 24, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., or until...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces drive-through testing in West, South and Central Maui

Mayor Michael Victorino announced drive-through testing for COVID-19 in West, South and Central Maui from Wednesday through Friday, June 24 – 26, 2020.

Minit Medical will be conducting the drive-through, with diagnostic and anti-body testing avai...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Micro Business Loan Program receives additional $750,000

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the extension of the Micro Business Loan Program with an additional $750,000 of funding from the County of Maui.

“This program started in April and has been very popular in extending help to our smallest bu...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Kalana O Maui Building to reopen Monday, June 22

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the Kalana O Maui Building will reopen to the public starting Monday, June 22.

“I’m pleased that we have reached the point in our road to recovery that we can safely reopen the County Buildin...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 19, 2020

County of Maui’s Kama‘aina First program encourages locals to support locals

The County of Maui Office of Economic Development announced the launch of its refreshed www.KamaainaFirst.com website.

This website kicked off on May 8, 2020, and it has been redesigned recently to enhance the user-friendly experience and to better showcas...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Maui Bus reinstates two routes

Two Maui Bus fixed routes will be reinstated effective July 1, 2020, the County of Maui Department of Transportation announced. Those routes are:

  • Wailuku Reverse #2
  • Kahului Reverse #6
  • The routes were suspended because of a drop in ridership due to COVID-19.

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces reopening of additional businesses and activities starting Monday, June 15

Beginning Monday, June 15, a variety of businesses and activities will resume, with public health and safety measures in place to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19.

“As we reopen Maui County, we ask everyone to remain cautious and mindful ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Transient Vacation Rentals allowed to resume operations with modifications under proclamation

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that transient vacation rentals will be allowed to resume operations with modifications beginning Tuesday, June 16, under the Governor’s 9th Proclamation.

The Governor clarified to the counties that transie...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Maui County joins public-private partnership to donate funds for meals for newly unemployed

To support Maui County residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino today announced an innovative public-private partnership to provide food assistance to recently unemployed individuals and those in need.

The County ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces reopening of Kanaha Beach Park

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the reopening of Kanaha Beach Park for public use beginning June 11, 2020.

“The reopening of this County beach park has been eagerly anticipated by many in our community, especially those who enjoy windsurf...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool and New Wailuku Pool to reopen Monday, June 15

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that the Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool and New Wailuku Pool will reopen, beginning Monday, June 15, 2020.

“We’re excited to have these pools reopened for swimmers to enjoy l...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mayor Victorino signs $67 million CARES Act budget amendment

Mayor Michael Victorino signed a budget amendment into law today for $67 million in federal CARES Act funding to address public health and economic impacts caused by COVID-19.

“I’d like to thank Council Chair Alice Lee and members of th...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Reservation phone lines available for Waiehu Municipal Golf Course

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announced additional phone lines for reservations and other updates at Waiehu Municipal Golf Course starting Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

Reservations:

Reservations can be made by calling (808) 270-7400, (8...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Department of Parks and Recreation updates reservation policy for pools

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announced updated procedures for reservations at County pools.

Reservations for use of County pools continues to be available from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Swimmers mu...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, June 3, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, June 3, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., or until ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces updated rules for golf courses, hair salons and tennis play

Mayor Michael Victorino announced updated rules for private and public golf courses starting today, June 1.

The updated rules follow recently released recommendations from the PGA Aloha Section.

Updated Golf Play Rules:

Tee times must be limited to 9-minute ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 30, 2020

Mayor Victorino takes action to help businesses impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Michael Victorino has issued a directive for County of Maui agencies to quickly review permits for repairs and renovations for businesses affected by COVID-19 impacts.

“Shuttered businesses have helped flatten the curve of the coronavirus i...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Maui County pool reservations begin Saturday, May 30, for pools opening June 1

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the public can begin making reservations for Maui County pool use beginning 8 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Reservations must be made by calling (808) 270-6116.

Open pools will be for 45-minute lap swimmi...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, May 27, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, May 27, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., or until ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2020

County of Maui Housing Division announces temporary Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program

The County of Maui Housing Division is announcing the availability of a temporary Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program for qualifying households impacted by COVID-19.

The program is funded by the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and will be administe...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Second phase of Division of Motor Vehicles reopening announced

The County of Maui Department of Finance announced today the second phase of reopening of its Division of Motor Vehicle and Licensing offices for limited walk-in services beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

All DMVL locations will be open for limited services...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Antibody blood and diagnostic testing available Thursday and Friday

Drive-through COVID-19 antibody blood testing and diagnostic nasal swab testing will take place Thursday, May 21, and Friday, May 22, in Maui County.

Testing will be open to the general public from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the following locations...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces extension of farmer assistance and food distribution program

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a five-week extension of a farmer assistance and food distribution program to help provide food to community organizations that provide food to families and individuals in need.

“Feed My Sheep, Maui Food Ba...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Mayor Victorino issues a statement on the postponement of the Maui County Fair

Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement about the postponement of the Maui County Fair:

“I’m very saddened about the loss of the Maui County Fair this year. It’s taken world wars and now COVID-19 to cancel the f...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Mayor Victorino sends $67 million CARES Act budget amendment to County Council

Mayor Michael Victorino sent a budget amendment for $67 million in federal CARES Act funding to the County Council on Thursday to address public health and economic impacts caused by COVID-19.

Mayor Victorino has requested that the amendment be expedited b...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2020

First phase of Division of Motor Vehicles reopening announced

The County of Maui Department of Finance announced today the first phase of reopening of its Division of Motor Vehicle and Licensing offices for limited walk-in services beginning Monday, May 18, 2020.

All DMVL locations will be open for limited services f...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces second phase of reopening Maui County parks

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the reopening of additional County parks and beach parks on Saturday, May 16.

The reopening of parks facilities includes select tennis and pickleball courts. The reopening of these parks and activities is pe...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for Central Maui residents in need on Thursday, May 14

Mayor Michael Victorino announced another food distribution event for residents in need because of impacts of COVID-19 beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot (700 Halia Nakoa Street).

About 300 bags of food will...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Water Dept. reminds public of best practices for restoring water quality in buildings

The Department of Water Supply is reminding the public of best practices to maintain or restore water quality in buildings after extended closures because of COVID-19.

When buildings are closed for an extended period of time, water will stagnate and can le...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Mayor seeks participating businesses for Kama`aina First program for residents

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the Office of Economic Development is seeking businesses to participate in the Kama`aina First program.

The program, which plans to launch June 1, gives local residents an opportunity to take advantage of deals ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Retail stores and retail stores in shopping malls to follow modifications required for reopening

Mayor Michael Victorino reminds retail stores and retail stores in shopping malls to follow physical distancing requirements and safety guidelines for opening on Monday, May 11.

“Retail stores that are opening on Monday should follow the operatio...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Micro Business Loan Program provides $914,000 to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the Maui Chamber of Commerce has loaned $914,000 to 53 small businesses through the Micro Business Loan Program. Maui County committed $1 million to the program through a partnership with the chamber.

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (H.E.L.P.) program still accepting applications

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. is still accepting applications for the Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (H.E.L.P.) program.

MEO has processed 1,677 applications for financial assistance through the program, ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Approximately 1,000 bags of food distributed in Central Maui

About 1,000 bags of food were distributed Thursday, May 7, at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Central Maui.

The distribution was a collaborative effort with VIP Foodservice, Maui County Farm Bureau, Mahi Pono, ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: May 3, 2020

Mayor Victorino expresses condolences on latest Coronavirus-associated death

Mayor Michael Victorino expressed his condolences Sunday to the family and friends of a Maui woman who passed away at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

“Joycelyn and I extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of another member of our ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: April 30, 2020

152 COVID-19 tests conducted at Keopuolani Park

Tests were administered to 152 people via drive-through COVID-19 testing today, April 30, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

From 6 to 9 a.m. today, testing was open to hospital and healthcare workers, first responders and public transportation workers. The rema...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces reopening of golf courses, select public parks

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that all golf courses, select County parks and select County beach parks will reopen on May 1 as part of the first phase of an easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

“Activity in parks will be limited to exercise only ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Services continue during COVID-19 for families and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

Support services are ongoing for families and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault during the COVID-19 emergency period, the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney announced.

“If someone needs services for domestic violence and sexual ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Recycling centers remain open as essential businesses

All County of Maui recycling centers and associated HI-5 Redemption Centers remain open as “essential businesses” under current public health emergency orders.

The public is asked to follow guidelines and observed enhanced safety measur...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Two additional Maui Bus commuter routes to be suspended May 1

Effective Friday, May 1, 2020, the County of Maui Department of Transportation is suspending two additional Maui Bus commuter routes because of substantial reductions in passenger demand caused by COVID-19.

The two newly suspended routes are:

  • Wailuku Kapalu...
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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: April 11, 2020

Maui American Job Center website updated; More resources available for Maui County residents

The Maui American Job Center has updated a website with new resources to help Maui County residents file for state unemployment insurance or register for job searches after widespread layoffs caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

The Maui American Job Center webs...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (H.E.L.P.) program now accepting applications

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that applications are now being accepted for financial assistance though the Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (H.E.L.P.) program. The County of Maui allocated $2 million in general funds to the program to assist...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino provides guidance on inter-island travel for Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino provided guidance to Maui County residents on the inter-island travel quarantine policy issued by Gov. David Ige.

The policy will go into effect statewide beginning April 1, according to the Governor’s supplemental emergen...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Small Business assistance available on MEDB website

Federal programs for small businesses as well as step-by-step instructions on how to apply for assistance due to impacts from COVID-19 are available on Maui Economic Development Board Inc.’s (MEDB) website at www.medb.org.

The information and ass...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2020

County of Maui partners with businesses in food distribution event for COVID-19 relief

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The County of Maui partnered with Pukalani Superette and Sysco Hawaii to provide bags of produce to 300 families today in Upcountry Maui.

The food distribution is the first in a series of COVID-19 relief programs the County is coordinating in various commu...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Funds granted to MEDB for local manufacturing of ventilators during COVID-19 response

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today, $100,000 in grant funds to Maui Economic Development Board Inc. for local production of emergency ventilators to treat COVID-19.

Two locally-owned technology companies are immediately redeploying their engineering a...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino provides Supplemental Guidance to Public Health Emergency Rules on County website

Mayor Michael Victorino has provided supplemental guidance to the Public Health Emergency Rules, which is available on the County of Maui’s website at mauicounty.gov.

The guidance provides further clarification for various activities, businesses ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces $2 million HELP program to assist residents impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Michael Victorino signed a relief bill today to launch a $2 million program to assist residents who’ve been severely impacted with job losses from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis.

“Maui County is establishing the Hawaii Emergenc...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 on Monday, March 30

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place again on Monday, March 30, at War Memorial Gym parking lot (700 Halia Nakoa Street in Wailuku).

Persons with respiratory symptoms and a history of contact with other ill persons must call to make an appoin...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Office on Aging postpones annual Outstanding Older Americans Event for Maui County

The County of Maui Office on Aging has announced that the annual recognition of its Outstanding Older Americans scheduled for May 2020 has been postponed. The nomination process will be delayed until further notice.

For further clarification, please call 2...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Public Reminder: Do Not Flush Wipes

The County of Maui reminds the public to not flush wipes down their toilet.

Our sewer systems are designed to handle only 3 things:

  • Human waste
  • Toilet paper
  • Used water

We understand that people are cleaning homes, businesses and offices more frequently than no...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

About 75 tested for COVID-19 in drive through testing on Maui

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About a 75 people were tested Monday for COVID-19 in the drive-through testing site at the War Memorial Gym parking lot, according to the Maui District Health Office.

Those who were tested were screened over the phone for eligibility and given an appointme...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Public Health Emergency Rules amended for residents to stay at home during COVID-19 crisis

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 ne...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Dear Residents and Visitors of Maui County,

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Together, we are facing an unprecedented emergency in Maui County with the spread of COVID-19.  With many canceled events, changed work schedules, and closed businesses, the coming weeks are uncertain.  Everyone in our community is feeli...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

County of Maui offices to close to the public on Monday, March 23

The County of Maui will be closing all offices to the public, starting Monday, March 23, to protect employees and residents against the spread of COVID-19.

Contact information is available for the public on each department’s webpage. Closures may...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Drive Through testing to begin Monday, March 23, on Maui

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will begin Monday, March 23, 2020, at the War Memorial Gym parking lot at 700 Halia Nakoa Street, according to the Maui District Health Office.

People with respiratory flu-like symptoms and want to be tested must call to ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Molokai and Lanai live stream update on COVID-19 set for 4 p.m. Friday, March 20

Mayor Michael Victorino will be joined by Dr. Lorrin Pang from the Maui District Health Office to provide an update to Molokai and Lanai residents via live stream at 4 p.m. Friday, March 20, from the County of Maui Facebook page and Akaku Channel 53.

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Clarification issued on Public Health Emergency Rules for businesses and the community

Clarification on the Public Health Emergency Rules, issued as an effort to combat community spread of COVID-19, has been issued by Mayor Michael Victorino, based on feedback from the community.

“I want to stress that these Rules are in line with ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 18, 2020

County of Maui permitting agencies announce revised applications and inquiry procedures

The County of Maui’s key permitting departments have announced revised procedures for permit applications and inquiries due to COVID-19 impacts.

The County requests that general inquiries to the departments be made by phone or email to limit in-p...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Kepaniwai Park closed for cleaning and maintenance

Kepaniwai Park has been closed until further notice for cleaning and maintenance.

General information and resources on COVID-19 (coronavirus) can be found on the County of Maui’s website at mauicounty.gov. For more information and updates, please...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 updates for Molokai and Lanai residents to be live streamed Friday

The County of Maui will be providing COVID-19 updates to Molokai and Lanai residents on Friday via a live stream on Akaku Channel 53 and the County of Maui Facebook page.

Mayor Michael Victorino will be joined by Dr. Lorrin Pang from the Maui District Heal...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2020

County of Maui waiving online fees for Real Property Tax, Solid Waste and Water bills

The County of Maui announces that the Departments of Finance and Water Supply will be waiving all credit card convenience and transaction fees for online payments for Real Property tax, Solid Waste and Water bills.

Credit card fees for Real Property tax an...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Liquor Control certification exam and education sessions canceled through March 31

The County of Maui Department of Liquor Control announced the cancellation of its certification exam and education sessions through March 31, 2020, due to impacts from COVID-19.

For more information, call the Department of Liquor Control at 243-7753.

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Subscribe to COVID-19 updates in Maui County

The County of Maui encourages the public to sign up for COVID-19 email and/or text message notifications for the latest updates in Maui County.

People can subscribe by visiting the County of Maui homepage (mauicounty.gov) and clicking on button for &ld...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mayor Victorino submits budget amendment for coronavirus response

Mayor Michael Victorino submitted a proposed bill to the County Council on Monday that would make $4 million available from the emergency fund to support the County of Maui’s efforts in addressing COVID-19 impacts.

“This would provide i...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

County of Maui DMV to limit number of customers inside office; waiving online convenience fees for r

The County of Maui announces that the Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing will begin restricting the amount of customers that enter its office to no more than 10 people, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Kihei and Lahaina DMV satellite offices will b...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Coronavirus precautions prompt temporary closures

Temporary closures are announced for youth centers and clubs and the Kaunoa Senior Services’ Congregate Nutrition Program and Leisure/Wellness Program, in Maui County.

The action follows last week’s announcement of the 30-day closure of...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on COVID-19 presumptive positive case

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the presumptive positive COVID-19 case on Maui:

“As we notified the public Saturday night, my administration was informed earlier in the evening (March 14) that the test result for one P...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Mayor Victorino to host meetings on Molokai and Lanai to provide update on COVID-19

Mayor Michael Victorino will be hosting community meetings next week on Molokai and Lanai to provide updates on COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The Molokai meeting will be on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 4 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center.

The Lanai me...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Mayor Victorino outlines ongoing actions to protect Maui County from coronavirus

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Mayor Michael Victorino outlined steps his administration has taken to help ensure the County of Maui is protected against the spread of COVID-19, during a press conference Thursday afternoon, alongside a number of county and state partners.

“Alt...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 10, 2020

County of Maui warns public of Coronavirus themed phishing emails and scams

The County of Maui advises the public to be aware of suspicious emails and scams related to COVID-19, or coronavirus.

Be aware cyber criminals are sending phishing emails that can use a combination of malicious attachments and fake websites to trick victim...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 9, 2020

County of Maui Departments bolster sanitization practices

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While there are no confirmed cases in Maui County, all county departments and personnel have increased sanitization efforts and taken additional precautions amid statewide concerns relating to COVID-19.

“Our County departments have tripled their ...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 8, 2020

County of Maui encourages precautions for COVID-19

The County of Maui is encouraging all residents, especially older adults and those with serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease, to take extra precautions to help ensure their protection from COVID-19.

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 8, 2020

Interim guidance for local businesses on COVID-19

The County of Maui encourages local businesses to review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for information and guidance on protecting employees and others from COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

The interim guidance may h...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 6, 2020

County of Maui briefed by State Officials on Grand Princess Cruise situation

The County of Maui has been briefed by the State Department of Health, Governor’s Office and emergency response partners regarding the new confirmed COVID-19 cases from the Grand Princess Cruise ship.

“We are working closely and diligen...

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Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Mayor Michael Victorino issues Public Health Emergency Proclamation on COVID-19

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Mayor Michael Victorino issued a Public Health Emergency Proclamation today in response to the recent events revolving around the spread of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. This proclamation was released in coordination with the Governor&rsquo...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Voluntary water conservation requested for Upcountry and West Maui residents and businesses

Due to lack of rainfall, the Department of Water Supply is requesting consumers in the Upcountry and West Maui areas to conserve water. Consumers are urged to use water only as needed for health and safety purposes in order to extend the available supply ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Department of Water Supply launches small-meter replacement project

The Department of Water Supply is beginning a project to replace small water meters and upgrade aging meters within the County’s domestic water system. The meter replacement is free of additional charge to customers.

The project is expected to la...

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Water Department
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Water Dept. reminds public of best practices for restoring water quality in buildings

The Department of Water Supply is reminding the public of best practices to maintain or restore water quality in buildings after extended closures because of COVID-19.

When buildings are closed for an extended period of time, water will stagnate and can le...

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Water Department
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Department of Water Supply declares Stage 1 water shortage for Central Maui, Paia

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply declared a Stage 1 water shortage Monday for its domestic water system serving residents of Wailuku, Kahului and Paia.

Because of a water pump failure over the weekend, the department is requiring residents of ...

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