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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.

The three-day online immersion ...

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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.

The ...

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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

Pukalani food distribute 1

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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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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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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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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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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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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