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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. “Discussions to establish resort bubbles are in the very early stages. A lot of work still needs to be done, and we still have concerns that need to be addressed. Also, there has never been any consideration to privatize beaches. All beach parks, beaches and public access to beaches are open and will remain open.”

“The resort bubble concept is being considered to make progress toward getting our residents back to work. But, in everything that we do, our first priority is for the health and safety of our residents. The hotel workers’ unions must be consulted by the visitor industry before any plans move forward.”

“We need everyone’s help in limiting the spread of COVID-19. I remind everyone to practice safe habits, including wearing your face mask in public, practicing physical distancing of at least 6 to 10 feet, staying home when you’re feeling ill, avoiding groups of more than 10 people and washing your hands frequently. Everyone needs to do their part to keep Maui County strong.”

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