LIVE STREAM: Retail at Shopping Malls on Maui to Open on Monday, May 11

May 6, 2020, 4:07 PM HST · Updated May 6, 5:35 PM
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Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, Kahului at noon during the COVID-19 pandemic. (04.14. 2020) Gaylord Paul Garcia for Maui Now.

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino provides his daily update on COVID-19 response in Maui County and offers some clarification on the Governor’s latest “Safer-at-Home” order for phased reopening of businesses in Hawaiʻi.

Managing Director Sandy Baz said retail and shopping malls will not be opening tomorrow like many other locations across the state, and will instead open on Monday, May 11 for Maui County.

County officials say this gives businesses time to prepare properly for reopening.  Businesses included on the list may choose to open after May 11, depending on readiness.

County officials say they have reviewed the Governor’s latest proclamation and are working with the Attorney General’s Office to make sure rules are consistent.

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Businesses that will be allowed to open on Monday, May 11 include:

  • Retail Stores and Repair Services
  • Retail Stores within Shopping Malls
  • Car Dealerships – by appointment (previously was only for critical situations)
  • Real Estate Services – by appointment (previously was only for critical situations)

What will NOT open in Shopping Malls:

  • Food-court dining areas (except for delivery or take-out)
  • Play areas
  • Entertainment areas
  • Common areas (except to access and depart from a retail business)
  • Arcades & game rooms
  • Beauty Salons
  • Theaters

Other Activities, Businesses and Industries Allowed to Operate with Modifications under the Governor’s Latest Order include:

  • Construction
  • Car Washes
  • Car Dealerships (see above)
  • Professional & Technical Services
  • Retail stores in shopping malls (see above)
  • Retail stores
  • Select County Beach Parks
  • Select county Parks
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Real Estate Services
  • Childcare for Essential Workers
  • Government
  • Golf Courses
  • Food Takeout and Deliver
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Agriculture and Farming

Sanitation and Modifications are Required for ALL open businesses:

  • All open businesses and services must establish physical distancing, sanitation and workplace safety best practices.
  • List of guidelines include: Thorough cleaning and sanitation practices; maintain physical distancing of six feet or more; capacity limits for facilities; appointment only and delivery/pick-up services encouraged; face coverings should be worn by all employees and customers; employees who have symptoms of COVID-19 should be sent home as soon as possible.
  • Please review the Governor’s 7th Supplemental Proclamation for required modifications for specific businesses.

Central Maui Food Distribution: Thursday, May 7

The County of Maui will host a food distribution event for Central Maui residents in need on Thursday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Gym Parking Lot.  An estimated 500 bags of food will be available.  This event is made possible in partnership with VIP Foodservice, Maui County Farm Bureau, Mahi Pono, Valley Isle Fellowship, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiʻi National Guard, the Parks Department and the Maui Police Department.

Posted by County of Maui on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

*Video courtesy County of Maui and Akakū.

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