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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Haiku Community Center improvement project announced

Work has begun on upgrading the Haiku Community Center’s restroom and kitchen, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

“This project is more progress toward improving public park facilities for our residents,” Mayor ...

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Press Releases
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 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Monday, June 1, launch date for Kama‘aina First website

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the official launch of the Office of Economic Development’s Kama‘aina First program website – which helps support local businesses and features discounts for residents impacted by COVID-19 &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on demonstrations for George Floyd

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today:

“Peaceful protests are a First Amendment birthright of every American. On Maui, it’s encouraging that protests of Mr. George Floyd’s death have been peaceful. I s...

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Press Releases
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 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces appointment of JoAnn Inamasu as new OED director

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today his appointment of JoAnn Inamasu as the new director of the Office of Economic Development.

She succeeds Kay Fukumoto, who is stepping down effective June 15 to focus on family commitments. Inamasu’s appoin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Governor’s approval of rules that allow most businesses to reopen June 1

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Gov. David Ige approved Maui County’s updated Public Health Emergency Rules to allow most businesses and services to reopen starting Monday, June 1.

“We are reopening Maui County cautiously a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Maui County’s first hired archaeologist, Dr. Janet Six

Dr. Janet L. Six has been selected as the first archaeologist to be employed by the County of Maui in a position created to protect the County’s significant natural, cultural and historical resources. She begins work on June 1.

“Dr. Six...

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Press Releases
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 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

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 Gener...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino expresses condolences to family of former South Maui Rep. Joe Bertram III

Mayor Michael Victorino expressed his condolences today to the family and friends of the late former South Maui state Rep. Joe Bertram III. He was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2006 and 2008, and he served on the Maui Planning Commissio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Partial closure of Ulua Beach parking lot announced

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the lower parking lot and roundabout at Ulua Beach in Wailea will be closed beginning June 3, 2020, due to the installation and replacement of lighting fixtures in the park. The parking ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Update: Water cutbacks canceled for Wailuku-Kahului-Paia domestic water system

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply canceled water cutbacks Tuesday for customers on its Wailuku-Kahului-Paia system.

“We now have three of four wells back online, so the Department of Water Supply is comfortable with the amount of wate...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Deadline for liquor license renewal applications extended to June 30, 2020

The deadline for liquor license renewal applications has been extended to 4:30 p.m. June 30, 2020, the Department of Liquor Control announced.

Liquor license holders are required to submit a complete and correct application for renewal for it to be conside...

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Press Releases
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 21, 2020

County of Maui begins work on temporary emergency shelter project for displaced residents

The County of Maui is partnering with local agencies to provide temporary emergency shelters and services for displaced families and individuals impacted by COVID-19.

Hawaii National Guardsmen and personnel from the Maui Fire Department and Department of P...

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Press Releases
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 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino extends condolences to `ohana of Willie K

Mayor Michael Victorino extended his prayers and condolences to the `ohana of Maui music superstar Willie K.

“Willie remained positive as he fought cancer bravely for two years, still choosing to perform and entertain fans even while ill,&rdq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Update: Mandatory 10 percent water reductions continue for Wailuku-Kahului-Paia water system

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply is still requiring customers on its Wailuku-Kahului-Paia system to reduce water usage by at least 10 percent as part of a Stage 1 water shortage declared late last month.

“A contractor has made progre...

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Press Releases
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 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 14, 2020

Richelle Thomson sworn in as First Deputy Corporation Counsel

Richelle Thompson

Richelle Thomson was sworn in Thursday as First Deputy Corporation Counsel. She succeeds Edward Kushi, who retired recently after 21 years of service.

“I thank Ed Kushi for his many years of service to our County and wish Richelle Thomson much co...

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Press Releases
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 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 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 11, 2020

Maui County high school graduates encouraged to send 3-second video clip for celebration video

Mayor Michael Victorino encourages all high school seniors to send a three-second video clip of themselves to be included in a celebration video for Maui County’s 2020 high school graduates.

Deadline to submit video is Friday, May 15, 2020.

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Update: Mandatory 10 percent water cutbacks remain in effect for Wailuku-Kahului-Paia water system

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply is continuing to require customers on its Wailuku-Kahului-Paia system to reduce water usage by at least 10 percent as part of a Stage 1 water shortage declared late last month.

The Stage 1 declaration came afte...

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Press Releases
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

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 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

Road preservation project announced for Ulupalakua-Kanaio

A project to improve road conditions in the Ulupalakua-Kanaio area will result in partial road closures on portions of Kula and Piilani highways from May 11 through June 10, 2020, the Department of Public Works announced.

DPW’s Highways Division ...

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Press Releases
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 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 6, 2020

County of Maui partners with local companies to produce emergency ventilators for COVID-19 response

Mayor Michael Victorino unveiled newly manufactured emergency ventilators produced on Maui by HNu Photonics to help increase Maui County’s emergency healthcare capacity.

The ventilators are part of a joint effort between the County of Maui, Maui ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for Central Maui residents in need on Thursday, May 7

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a food distribution taking place Thursday, May 7, to provide bags of food to individuals in Central Maui impacted by COVID-19.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot (700 Halia Nakoa S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Retail stores and retail stores in shopping malls allowed to reopen starting Monday, May 11

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that retail stores and retail stores in shopping malls will be allowed to reopen as long as they follow physical distancing requirements, starting Monday, May 11, in Maui County.

The reopening date differs from the Governo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Fresh produce distribution Wednesday, May 6, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced another produce distribution will take place Wednesday, May 6, to provide produce to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Kokua Pool improvements announced

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that a project to re-plaster and do deck repairs to the Kokua Pool will begin this month, closing the pool through late December.

The pool located at the Kahului Community Park complex has been closed ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Residents urged to start planning during Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that May 3 through May 9 is Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020.

Residents are urged to have a plan, build a kit and stay informed prior to hurricane season, which begins on June 1.

“Even during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Update: Mandatory 10 percent water cutbacks go into effect for Wailuku-Kahului-Paia

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply has begun requiring customers on its Wailuku-Kahului-Paia system to reduce water usage by at least 10 percent as part of a Stage 1 water shortage declared last week.

The Stage 1 declaration came after a Wailuku...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2020

Drinking Water Week set for May 3-9; High-quality drinking water is “There When You Need It”

The availability of consistent and reliable, high-quality drinking water is vitally important, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the County of Maui Department of Water Supply and the American Water Works Association are partnering next week to ...

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Press Releases
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: May 3, 2020

Work begins on Lanai Community Center permitted kitchen project to upgrade and expand facility

Work has started on a project to upgrade and expand the Lanai Community Center’s kitchen. The project will close the community center through February 2021.

“I ask for the community’s patience as this project gets underway,&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Deadline is June 15 to participate in Household Hazardous Waste Collection event

The deadline is June 15, 2020, to make an appointment to participate in an annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. The annual event is set for June 28, the Department of Environmental Management announced.

The service is offered by appointment o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Kihei Islander bus route changes announced

The County of Maui Department of Transportation announced that the Kihei Islander bus route will be changed beginning Monday, May 4, 2020, because an extended closure of a portion of South Kihei Road.

The road closure stems from infrastructure work for a p...

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Press Releases
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 30, 2020

About 400 bags of food distributed to Hana residents in need

About 400 bags of food were distributed Wednesday, April 29, to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Hana.

The distribution was a joint effort with Project Ho`omana, VIP Foodservice, Mahi Pono, Maui Soda & Ice Works, Maui County Farm Bureau, the County ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Waiehu Golf Course reopening Friday, May 1, with health and safety precautions due to COVID-19

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the Waiehu Golf Course will reopen on Friday, May 1, 2020, but with health and safety precautions due to COVID-19.

“We continue to look at ways to gradually reopen businesses and services, with added safegua...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing for hospital/healthcare workers and others tomorrow, Keopuolani Park

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place tomorrow, April 30, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to hospital and healthcare workers, first responders and public transportation workers ONLY from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Testing for the ...

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Press Releases
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

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution tomorrow for Hana residents in need

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a food distribution taking place Wednesday, April 29, to provide bags of food to Hana residents impacted by COVID-19.

Distribution will start at 3 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park.

About 300 bags of food will be distributed on a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces fresh produce distribution for Lanai on Wednesday, April 29

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a third produce distribution will take place tomorrow, April 29, to provide produce to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Distribution for seniors will take place starting at 11 a.m. at the Lanai Senior Center, ent...

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Press Releases
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 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 27, 2020

About 100 people tested during COVID-19 drive-through testing on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that about a hundred people were tested Saturday, April 25, in a COVID-19 drive-through testing at the old Dole Administration Building in Lanai City.

A total of about 350 individuals have been tested on Lanai, which remai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Department of Water Supply declares Stage 1 water shortage for Central Maui, Paia

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply declared a Stage 1 water shortage Monday for its domestic water system serving residents of Wailuku, Kahului and Paia.

Because of a water pump failure over the weekend, the department is requiring residents of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Governor’s new rules and extension of stay-at-home order

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 someth...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Mayor Victorino comments on YB's request to adjust its schedule

Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement today regarding Young Brothers LLC’s submittal of a request to the Public Utilities Commission to make temporary adjustments to its sailing schedule for Maui and Hawaii counties, effective M...

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Press Releases
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 24, 2020

West Maui Islander temporary route changes announced

 

A culvert replacement project and road closure on Lower Honoapiilani Road in Napili will close four Maui Bus stops from Napili Plaza to Kapalua for approximately three months, the County of Maui Department of Transportation announced.

Beginning W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

About 90 tests conducted at COVID-19 drive-through in Central Maui

About 90 tests were administered via drive-through COVID-19 testing today, April 23, at Keopuolani Park.

The first hour of testing was open to first responders and healthcare workers, with the remaining time for the general public.

The testing was provided ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for Central Maui residents in need on Friday, April 24

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a food distribution taking place Friday, April 24, to provide bags of food to individuals in Central Maui impacted by COVID-19.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot (700 Halia Nakoa ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Over 160 tests conducted at COVID-19 drive-through in South Maui

Over 160 tests were administered via drive-through COVID-19 testing today, April 23, at South Maui Community Park Gymnasium.

The first hour of testing was open to first responders and healthcare workers, with the remaining time for the general public.

The t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court ruling sends Maui County’s Lahaina injection well case back to lower court

Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Lahaina injection well case:

“This ruling is a step toward the clarity we have advocated for. The Supreme Court agreed with the Count...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Work set to begin Monday on Maui Lani roundabout project

Construction work on the Maui Lani roundabout project will begin Monday, April 27, at the intersection of Maui Lani Parkway and Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului, the County of Maui Department of Public Works announced.

“Roundabouts have been shown to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in Central Maui on Thursday, April 23

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place again tomorrow, April 23, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Testing for the general public will be from&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in South Maui on Thursday, April 23

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place in South Maui tomorrow, April 23, at the South Maui Community Park Gymnasium parking lot.

To reduce wait times and on-site registration, individuals are asked to pre-register for testing at www.minitmed.co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for Paia and Haiku residents on Thursday, April 23

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a food distribution will take place on Thursday, April 23, to provide bags of food to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Paia and Haiku.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. and take place at the Old Maui High School c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Victorino provides joint statement with Merriman’s Restaurants on March COVID-19 cases

Mayor Michael Victorino provided the following statement regarding three Merriman’s Kapalua employees who tested positive for COVID-19 in March:

“I want to mahalo Merriman’s Restaurants for coming forward on their own accord r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Resources available for Maui County residents on eviction moratorium, consumer protections

Maui County residents are protected by an eviction moratorium under state emergency rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other consumer protection resources are also available.

“With thousands of our residents out of work, it important for everyon...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Maui County Volunteer Heroes announced

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Volunteer Center is recognizing 13 outstanding Volunteer Heroes for 2020. These are individuals who help make up the backbone of nonprofits.

“I congratulate these volunteers w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces fresh produce distribution for Lanai on Wednesday, April 22

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a second produce distribution will take place Wednesday, April 22, to provide produce to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Distribution for seniors will take place starting at 11 a.m. at the Lanai Senior Center, e...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on fifth COVID-19 related death in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the fifth COVID-19-related death in Maui County:

"A fifth death related to COVID-19 in Maui County has been confirmed by the Department of Health. Joycelyn and I extend our deepest condolence...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Mayor Victorino proclaims National Volunteer Week in Maui County

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Mayor Michael Victorino has proclaimed April 19 to 25 National Volunteer Week in Maui County.

Residents are highly encouraged to get involved in their community by visiting the County of Maui Volunteer Center’s website, HandsOnMaui.com, and regis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on latest COVID-19 related death in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the most recent COVID-19-related death in Maui County:

"The State Department of Health has confirmed a fourth death related to COVID-19 in Maui County. Joycelyn and I extend our sincere condo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2020

Checkpoints for roadways to Hana

Road checkpoints on the roadways to Hana will be located after Twin Falls on Hana Highway and at Ulupalakua Ranch on Piilani Highway.

The checkpoints will help protect isolated communities with limited medical resources by restricting road traffic to East ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

200 bags of food distributed to Lanai residents

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A hundred bags of fresh produce were distributed today, April 17, to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Lanai. A hundred additional bags of produce were delivered to Lanai kupuna through the Meals on Wheels program.

“Mahalo to all the farmers an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Governor’s supplemental proclamation

Mayor Michael Victorino has issued a statement on Gov. David Ige’s supplemental proclamation, which took effect today, April 17.

“The Governor stated that his proclamation only allows water activities, and does not allow walking or runn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Over 200 Hana residents tested at drive-through COVID-19 site on Friday, April 17

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Over 200 tests were administered today, April 17, to residents at the drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Hana.

Testing was done for essential workers during the first hour and was then open to the general public for the remainder of the event.

The drive...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing in Hana on Friday, April 17

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will take place in Hana on Friday, April 17, in the parking lot across from the tennis court at the Hana Ball Park.

Testing will be from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. for ONLY essential workers.

Testing for the general pu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces fresh produce distribution for Lanai on Friday, April 17

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a produce distribution will take place Friday, April 17, to provide food to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Distribution will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lanai Senior Center, entering from Gay St.&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Over 500 bags of food distributed to West Maui residents

West Maui Food Distribution

Over 500 bags of food were distributed today, April 16, to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in West Maui.

The distribution was a joint effort with VIP Foodservice, Mahi Pono, Don Ito, Maui Chemical, Matson, Aloha Waste Systems, Inc., Maui Lani Golf Course,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Donations sought for people in need in Maui County

The Salvation Army of Maui County, working in conjunction with Maui Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), is collecting donations to be distributed to partner agencies for COVID-19 response to communities across Maui County.

Information on how...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in Central Maui on Thursday, April 16

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place again tomorrow, April 16, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Testing for the general public will be from&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 on Molokai on Thursday, April 16

Mayor Michael Victorino announces that drive through testing for COVID-19 will be held Thursday, April 16, from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

Testing was rescheduled due to inclement weather on Tuesday, Ap...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for West Maui on Thursday, April 16

Lahaina Food Distribution (16APRIL20)

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a food distribution will take place on Thursday, April 16, to provide bags of food to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in West Maui.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. and will take place along Honoapiilani Highway, b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Planning Dept announces new web page on project to revise County zoning code

The Planning Department has launched a new web page for its project to revise the County of Maui’s Title 19 Zoning Code, making it innovative, user-friendly and a way to promote livable communities.

The T19 Project web page is at https://www.maui...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in West Maui on Wednesday, April 15

Lahaina Drive-Through Testing Map

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place in West Maui on Wednesday, April 15, along Honoapiilani Highway, beginning near Launiupoko Beach Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.&a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Masks delivered to Molokai healthcare workers and first responders; COVID-19 testing postponed

Mayor Michael Victorino provided 1,000 facemasks to Molokai healthcare workers and first responders.

Five hundred masks were delivered to Molokai General Hospital, 250 masks were delivered to police officers and 250 masks were delivered to American Medical...

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Press Releases
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 10, 2020

Public help needed with solid waste best practices during COVID-19 crisis

The Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division is asking the public to be mindful of best practices for the disposal of solid waste to protect workers and residents during the COVID-19 crisis.

Essential trash collection service continues, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Reminder: Night-Time Curfew pilot program to start tonight for Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino reminds the public that a night-time curfew pilot program will start tonight at 11 p.m. for Maui County.

Curfew will be from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public may not travel outside the home during these hou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Reminder: Stricter public health emergency rules to start tonight for Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino reminds the public that stricter public health emergency rules are effective tonight, April 10, at 11 p.m. for Maui County.

“All of these rules are meant to increase protection of our friends, families and loved ones,&rd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 on Friday, April 10

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place again tomorrow, April 10, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Testing for the general public will be from&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Night-Time Curfew pilot program and stricter rules to start Friday night in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a night-time curfew pilot program will start at 11 p.m. Friday night, April 10, for Maui County.

Curfew will be from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public may not travel outside the home during these ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing in Hana on Friday, April 10

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will take place in Hana on Friday, April 10, in the parking lot across from the tennis court at the Hana Ball Park.

Testing will be open to essential workers only from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Essential workers shoul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 on Thursday, April 9

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place tomorrow, Thursday, April 9 at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers only from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Testing for the general public will begin at 10 a.m.

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Mayor Victorino provides statement on COVID-19 cases at Maui Memorial Medical Center

Mayor Michael Victorino provided the following statement on COVID-19 cases at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

“I was informed this morning that a cluster of COVID-19 cases has been identified and involve hospital staff at Maui Memorial Medical Cent...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Update: Ualapue Shaft in East Molokai no longer tests positive for E. Coli bacteria

A resampling of water from the Ualapue Shaft in East Molokai has been confirmed to meet federal Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Health water quality standards. It does not contain any traces of E. coli contamination.

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distributions for Wailuku, Kahului and South Maui on Thursday

Mayor Michael Victorino announced two food distributions taking place Thursday, April 9, to provide bags of produce to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Wailuku, Kahului and South Maui.

Distributions will start at 10 a.m. at the following locations:

War M...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Water Department detects E. Coli in East Molokai shaft; Water source remains safe to drink

The Maui Department of Water Supply detected E. coli bacteria in the Ualapue Shaft on Molokai on April 7, 2020, in a water sample collected the previous day. E. coli testing takes 18 hours to complete. It is important for residents to note that this detec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing set for Tuesday on Molokai

Mayor Michael Victorino announces that drive through testing for COVID-19 will be held Tuesday, April 7, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

All traffic MUST enter Ailoa Street via Kamehameha V Highway, betwee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino offers condolences on first COVID-19 related death in Maui County

The Hawaii Department of Health has confirmed the first COVID-19 related death in Maui County, Mayor Michael Victorino announced this morning.

“My heart is heavy with this tragic news,” Mayor Victorino said. “Mrs. Victorino an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Restrooms to open at Kalama Park, Pukalani Park and Lower Paia Park

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that restrooms at Kalama Park, Pukalani Park and Lower Paia Park will open starting Wednesday, April 8.

The restrooms will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and will be cleaned four times per day. Restrooms will be close...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2020

County of Maui COVID-19 call center hours extended

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the Office of the Mayor will be extending its COVID-19 call center hours, starting Monday, April 6.

The call center will operate from 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on second COVID-19 case on Molokai

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the second COVID-19 positive case on Molokai.

"I have been notified that test results for a second individual have returned positive on Molokai. The individual is an employee of Friendly Mark...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Department of Housing and Human Concerns announces child care resources for essential workers

Essential workers who need child care for children under 6 years old during the current COVID-19 crisis can contact PATCH Maui (People Attentive to Children) or the Maui County Early Childhood Resource Center, the Department of Housing and Human Concerns ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Mayor announces Micro Business Loan Program to support small local businesses

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced the launch of the Micro Business Loan Program to help business owners impacted by COVID-19.

The County of Maui is committing $1 million for the program, which will be administered by the Maui Chamber of Commerce, to suppor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on first confirmed case in Hana

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the first confirmed case in Hana.

“The County of Maui was notified early this morning that a test result has returned positive for a female resident of Hana. This individual is in self i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces farmer assistance and food distribution program

Mayor Victorino

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a new farmer assistance and food distribution program to help farmers and community members impacted by COVID-19.

The County of Maui is committing $30,000 per week to Maui County Farm Bureau and Hawaii Farmers Union ...

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Press Releases
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
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: April 1, 2020

Maui County updating Hazard Mitigation Plan; residents asked to take planning survey

Maui County residents are being asked to help find solutions to problems associated with natural hazards by participating in hazard mitigation. One way is to fill out the Public Mitigation Planning Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mitigatemaui

The su...

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Press Releases
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

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
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 expresses appreciation for Central Maui Landfill, open space bills

Mayor Michael Victorino expressed his appreciation to members of the Maui County Council for final passage of bills to purchase land to expand the Central Maui Landfill and to acquire property to preserve open space on Maui’s north shore.

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Press Releases
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 27, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces installation of a bill payment Drop Box at the Kalana O Maui Building

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the installation Friday of a secure drop box at the front entrance of the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku for payments of County of Maui services, including refuse and water bills, and real property taxes. This box is f...

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Press Releases
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

Mayor Victorino presents administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal

Mayor Michael Victorino presented his Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal to members of the Maui County Council today, proposing to lessen the financial burden on taxpayers while doing more to respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis.

“Our longt...

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Press Releases
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

DWS announces temporary customer service changes

With the closure of Maui County offices on Monday, March 23, to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Water Supply encourages customers to use phone, online services, mail and email to conduct business safely.

Until further notice, th...

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Press Releases
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
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,

Dear Residents and Visitors of Maui County 3.20.20_Page_1

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.

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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 19, 2020

County of Maui offices to adjust hours open to public

The County of Maui offices will be limiting its hours open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., starting Monday, March 23, due to increased precautions over COVID-19.

Departments and agencies will also be reducing face-to-face interactions by impleme...

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Press Releases
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 18, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Public Health Emergency Rules for Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a number of Public Health Emergency Rules effective as of 7:45 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, directed toward limiting the gathering of groups of people and curtailing vehicular transportation except for essential activitie...

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Press Releases
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

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

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 17, 2020

Residents can now dispose of two vehicles per year for free

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management’s Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Section has expanded its successful Junk Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program, effective today. The program helps residents dispose of unwanted vehicles leg...

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Press Releases
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 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

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

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 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

County of Maui public facilities to close for next 30 days; Community Centers closed starting Monday

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that County of Maui fields, pools, gyms and other facilities, including public restrooms, will be closed for the next 30 days starting Saturday, March 14, 2020, due to increased precautions regarding COVID-19.

County commu...

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Press Releases
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

Friday Town Parties canceled until further notice

All Friday Town Parties have been canceled until further notice due to increased precautions regarding COVID-19.

This includes Wailuku First Fridays, Lahaina Second Fridays, Makawao Third Fridays, Kihei Fourth Fridays and Lanai Fifth Fridays.

General inform...

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Press Releases
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 11, 2020

Mayor Victorino and guests to discuss COVID-19 tonight on Akaku Channel 55

Mayor Michael Victorino will be discussing updates on COVID-19 and answering some frequently asked questions during his Holo I Mua television show airing tonight at 7 p.m. on Akaku Blue Channel 55.

Mayor Victorino will be joined by host Bill Snipes and gue...

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Press Releases
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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Public Health Emergency Proclamation on COVID-19 Press Releases - COVID19 Updates
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Notice to Motorists: Utility work continuing on Main Street

Notice to motorists: Utility work starting on Main Street this Sunday

MIRA Image Construction, LLC will be performing utility work on Main Street in Wailuku near the Church Street intersection starting this Sunday, February 16, the Department of M...

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Detour Routes Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

County of Maui receives certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The County of Maui received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for fiscal year 201...

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