Akakū Implements Temporary Closure in Accordance with Social Distancing

March 19, 2020, 10:20 AM HST · Updated March 19, 12:36 PM


Jay April, CEO of Akakū. File courtesy photo.

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Effective immediately, all Akakū Maui Community Media offices and production facilities are closed to the general public, with staff available by appointment only.

The temporary closure is in accordance with social distancing measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


This includes Akakūʻs administrative offices, production studio, KAKU radio facility, and upstairs media lab.

“We are a gathering place of community producers. And the health and safety of those that use Akakū resources, along with our dedicated staff, is our number one priority,” said CEO Jay April in a press release this morning. “Therefore, we’re implementing these temporary social distancing measures to ensure that we do our part to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Community video submissions can be made online.

Appointment requests can be made by calling (808) 871-5554, or e-mailing [email protected]


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