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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 General’s Office for review and approval. The rules include health and safety modifications that businesses are required to follow in order to reopen and operate.

When the proposed rules are approved, the document will be available on the County’s website at MauiCounty.gov.

“The people of Maui County have done a tremendous job in reducing the number of COVID-19 cases and taking care of one another,” Mayor Victorino said. “With only a handful of new cases over the past 30 days and continued support from our healthcare workers, I believe we are in a position to allow our local businesses to reopen under health and safety guidelines.

“Businesses should not feel pressured to reopen by June 1, though, and I strongly encourage all of them to take added precautions to prevent any spread of the virus.”

All businesses would be allowed to reopen under the County’s health and safety guidelines. Businesses would also need to follow modifications in State law and the Governor’s rules.

What will remain CLOSED:

  • Bars
  • Nightclubs
  • Theaters
  • Public Gathering Venues
  • Banquet Halls
  • County Community Centers
  • County Gymnasiums

Public gathering areas that would be allowed to OPEN:

  • Fitness and recreational facilities
  • Clubhouses
  • Dog parks
  • Playgrounds

All County parks and beach parks plan to reopen starting June 1. However, individual park reopening dates are subject to change.

Waiale Park will remain closed to accommodate the temporary emergency shelters.

The following County pools will REOPEN (with possible modifications):

  • Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool
  • Kihei Aquatic Center
  • Lahaina Aquatic Center
  • Upcountry Pool
  • Cooke Memorial Pool

The following County pools will remain CLOSED:

  • Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool
  • Wailuku Pool at Wells Park
  • Kokua Pool (closed for renovation)

Activities that are still NOT allowed:

  • NO gatherings of more than 10 people
  • NO community events or large gatherings
  • NO organized or contact sports on County parks and beach parks
  • NO commercial activities on County parks and beach parks
  • NO camping or use of any grills on County parks and beach parks

The County of Maui continues to weigh Public Health, Economy and Community factors as part of its decision-making process. County officials also remain in daily contact with the Governor and other Mayors on coordinated response and efforts.

“As we move forward, we will need the public’s assistance to prevent a second wave of COVID-19,” Mayor Victorino said. “We do not want to cancel or delay our reopening, but we will always need to make decisions based on the protection of our people – especially our keiki and kupuna.”

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