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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Presentation to explore Maui’s polystyrene ban and its effectiveness on beach plastic

A ban on the use, sale or provision of polystyrene food service containers went into effect in Maui County more than three years ago. Researchers are exploring the question: “Did this ban improve the amounts or types of plastic on Maui beaches?”
Saturday, January 22, 2022

Jan. 22, 2022 COVID-19 update: 3,955 new cases in Hawaiʻi, 5 deaths

In Maui County, the seven day average for new cases daily is 644. Statewide, there are 394 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 42 on Maui.
Friday, January 21, 2022

Booster required on Maui to be considered fully vaccinated, effective Monday, Jan. 24

Come Monday, a booster shot will be required for eligible individuals in order to be considered fully vaccinated in Maui County.
Friday, January 21, 2022

Jan. 21, 2022 COVID-19 update: 4,473 new cases in Hawaiʻi, 2 deaths

In Maui County, the seven day average for new cases daily is 690. For every 100,000 residents in Maui County, there have been an average of 412.1 newly reported cases per day over a seven day period–thatʻs the highest in the state.
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Maui COVID-19 hospitalizations surpass delta surge, staff is “busy but nimble”

“MMMC’s census is very busy at over 95% capacity with COVID and non-COVID patient care needs,” said Maui Health spokesperson Tracy Dallarda. “However, the hospital is not at an ‘internal emergency’ status as other hospitals around the state have declared…”
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Power restored to 7,200 on Maui after generator tripped at Māʻalaea

About 7,200 customers in parts of Kahului, South Maui, Lahaina, Kula and Kūʻau experienced an outage when a generator tripped at the Māʻalaea Generating Station.
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Maui Police 25% short staffed: 21 resignations, 13 retirements in 2021

The Maui Police Department is more than 25% short staffed with 145 vacancies department wide.
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Jan. 20, 2022 COVID-19 update: 5,911 new cases in Hawaiʻi, 9 deaths; 44 Maui hospitalizations

There are now 44 people hospitalized in Maui County with COVID-19, surpassing the 41 reported during the height of the delta surge in August 2021. 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Maui ranked among top destinations on Expedia and Vrbo 2022 searches

Maui, Hawaʻi is ranked the #2, 2022 destination based on trip searches on Vrbo and #5 based on trip searches on Expedia. The rankings were released today in the Expedia Group’s 2022 Outlook report.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Submarine, ship, jet and balloon-type object off Maui, part of Naval exercise

In addition to the ship and balloon-type object hovering above, there was a “large jet flying low in big circles” and a submarine nearby, according to witness reports. 
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