New Maui Rules: Blow Drying Allowed at Hair Salons, Doubles Play for Tennis, Golf Tee Time Intervals

June 2, 2020, 8:48 AM HST · Updated June 2, 8:48 AM
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Blow dryers are allowed for use as needed at barbershops and hair salons in Maui County.  It was among the new rules that took effect on Monday as more businesses and services reopen across the county.

At public and private golf courses, several new rules apply in accordance with recently released recommendations from the PGA Aloha Section.

Updated Golf Play Rules:

  • Tee times must be limited to 9-minute intervals.
  • Two riders are allowed per cart.
    • If the riders are from different households, both must wear facial coverings while in the cart. The golf cart driver must remain in control of the cart throughout the round or until sanitized for the next operator.
    • Practice/Driving ranges may open, with hitting stations separated at least 6 feet apart.
    • Retail operations may resume in Pro Shops, and must follow all County, State and CDC guidelines.
    • Facilities must offer both shared and single cart options to players or staff who do not feel comfortable sharing a cart.

Other Rule Changes Effective June 1:

  • Doubles tennis and pickleball play allowed in accordance to U.S. Tennis and Pickleball Association guidelines.
  • Players are still encouraged to maintain physical distancing and avoid touching their face after handling a ball, racquet or other equipment.
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Businesses are reminded to regularly disinfect surfaces and tell customers who are sick to stay home.  All businesses are to continue following County, State and CDC guidelines for the health and safety of staff and customers.

“These changes are being made as we receive updated guidance from health and industry experts, as well as continued minimal new cases of COVID-19 in our community,” Mayor Victorino said. “We do expect more cases to surface in the days and weeks ahead. But I’m confident that the public will remain vigilant and diligently continue to follow physical distancing and sanitation requirements to keep our community healthy and safe.”

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