Hawai‘i Health Director on COVID-19: “Weak Link is Prevention”

"Based on our investigations, we are seeing that the weak link in the response is in the area of prevention," said Dr. Bruce Anderson.  "I think the rise in the number of positive cases can be attributed primarily to the lack of physical distancing and letting down your guard." 
August 03, 2020

BREAKING: 207 New COVID-19 Cases in Hawai‘i, Highest Single-Day Record Due to Delayed Lab Reporting

The highest, single-day record of new positive COVID-19 cases is being reported by the Dept. of Health today, at 207. Approximately 114 of these cases are the result of delayed reporting over the weekend, a result of private clinical laboratory reporting issues. 
August 03, 2020

Maui Huliau Foundation Launches Distance Learning Resources

The project, called the “Maui Aloha ʻĀina Virtual Classroom” will release distance learning resources aimed at grades 8-12 every two weeks beginning Aug. 10, 2020.
August 03, 2020

Mayor Interview: “We Need a Few Good Weeks to Get Us Back On Track”

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino continued to express frustrations over large gatherings and drum circle activity as the state continues to record new COVID-19 activity.  His comments come on the heels of new rules that went into effect in Maui County on Friday that limit indoor and outdoor social gatherings to no more than 10 people, and prohibit the use of large structures that may attract gatherings, such as tents and pavilions at parks and beaches. 
August 03, 2020

University of Hawaiʻi Student-Athlete on Football Team Tests Positive for COVID-19

The student-athlete was held out of practice and in self isolation since first reporting symptoms last week during the team’s mandatory, daily health check-in. School officials say the student-athlete is being monitored by the UH medical staff and is experiencing mild symptoms. 
August 02, 2020

45 New COVID-19 Cases in Hawai‘i; Temporary Reporting Delays Affect Total

Today there were a total of 45 new COVID-19 cases in Hawaiʻi for a total of 2,242 reported over the course of the pandemic. The new cases include 44 on Oʻahu and one on Maui.  There are currently 922 active cases in the state, including 32 on Maui. To date, 1294 people have recovered including 133 recovered in Maui County.
August 02, 2020

Updated Public Health Emergency Rules Related to Maui TVRs

Under the updated rules issued on July 31, 2020, no TVR may be designated as a quarantine location; however, new or intended residents may use a long-term rental for their 14-day mandatory quarantine. A long-term rental unit can be used only once as a quarantine location in any six-month period.
August 02, 2020

Maui Public Health Emergency Rules (Update: 7.31.20)

The revised rules took effect July 31 and include a limit of indoor and outdoor social gatherings to no more than 10 people. Face coverings are required, and physical distancing of at least six feet between separate groups must be maintained.
August 02, 2020

Realtors Association of Maui ‘Got Rice?’ Virtual Food Drive Runs Aug. 1-15

The Realtors Association of Maui launches a two-week-long virtual food drive today to help the Maui Food Bank continue to provide hunger relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spearheaded by RAM’s public relations committee, the “Got Rice?” campaign runs Aug. 1 through 15 and aims to collect $10,000 to fill the Maui Food Bank’s shelves with bags of rice.  
August 01, 2020

Maui Small Businesses Urged to Apply for Grants from New $3M Fund Starting Monday, Aug. 3

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino is urging small business operators to apply for grants of as much as $7,500 beginning Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, from the new Kōkua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund to assist them with the impacts of COVID-19.
August 01, 2020

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