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 something we agreed with the governor on to protect our people. We also greatly appreciate the extension of the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for incoming travelers.
The governor has officially reopened beaches for exercise, which we advocated for, as long as residents practice social distancing. We continue to encourage using the ocean and beach for active exercise, but discourage gatherings or lounging on the beach.
In regards to the State’s authority and review of County rules, our existing rules for the County of Maui are still in place. Future rules and proclamations, however, will need to be sent to the Governor’s Office.
The county mayors still need the flexibility and power to make immediate changes to protect the health and safety of our communities and we will continue to advocate for the needs of our people.”