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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.

Gener...

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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

2020-03-04 Public Health Emergency Proclamation

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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