Mayor Interview: Explains New Maui Rules and Curfew
Maui Mayor Michael Victorino is providing updates on Pacific Media Group’s network of Maui stations as the County continues to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the mayor spoke with Shane Kahalehau of KPOA 93.5 FM on Maui, and shared his thoughts on new rules that take effect tonight, including a pilot nighttime curfew program that is in effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The nighttime curfew pilot program is in effect this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
During this period, the public “may not travel outside the home during these hours, unless for urgent medication, medical emergencies or essential business.” This includes motor vehicles and other wheeled means of transportation.
Other rule changes effective 11 p.m. Friday, April 10:
- Only two members of a household may leave home to conduct essential activities, unless other household members absolutely cannot be left home alone (i.e. young children, elderly and persons with disabilities).
- Businesses are required to limit entrance to two people from one household, unless other household members absolutely must accompany them.
- Essential businesses with employees that have direct public contact or handle food, shall be required to wear a mask or other face covering. Employers also shall allow employees to voluntarily wear masks or face coverings.
- Bed and Breakfast homes and Short-Term Rental homes may only operate to provide housing for essential workers.