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Friday, March 05, 2021

First J&J Vaccines Administered to DOE Employees on Oʻahu

The Hawai‘i Department of Health administered hundreds of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccines to Department of Education employees at clinic in Kaneʻohe on Oʻahu today.
Friday, March 05, 2021

Kaua‘i to Re-enter Safe Travels Program for Trans-Pacific Travelers Starting April 5

Governor David Ige has approved Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami’s request to rejoin the state’s Safe Travels pre-travel testing program for Trans-Pacific travel, effective April 5, 2021.
Friday, March 05, 2021

March 5, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 54 New Cases (29 O‘ahu, 18 Maui, 4 Hawai‘i Island, 3 Out-of-State); 2 Deaths

There were 54 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Friday, including 29 on O‘ahu, 18 on Maui, four on Hawai‘i Island, and three in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed outside of the state.
Friday, March 05, 2021

West Maui Elementary School Principal named Complex Area Superintendent

The Hawaiʻi State Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Rebecca Winkie to complex area superintendent for the Hāna-Lahainaluna-Lāna‘i-Moloka‘i Complex Area.
Friday, March 05, 2021

Maui Health Offers One-Day Walk Up Clinic in Kīhei for Kūpuna in Phase 1B

Maui Health hosts a walk-up registration and vaccination clinic TODAY ONLY, Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Kīhei vaccine clinic site for qualified Phase 1B kūpuna residents. The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 04, 2021

Maui Organizations Partner to Offer Kūpuna Help with Vaccine Appointments

Maui Health, Maui County Office on Aging, and Seabury Hall are partnering to offer kūpuna 70 years old or older one-on-one help to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Organizers are calling it the Kūpuna Help Desk.
Thursday, March 04, 2021

Lawsuit Aims to Protect ʻIʻiwi, Threatened Iconic Hawaiian Forest Bird

The Center for Biological Diversity on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the US Fish and Wildlife Service for allegedly “failing to designate critical habitat and develop a recovery plan” for the threatened ‘i‘iwi, one of Hawai‘i’s imperiled honeycreepers.
Thursday, March 04, 2021

March 4, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 60 New Cases (36 O‘ahu, 15 Maui, 4 Hawai‘i Island, 1 Kaua‘i, 4 Out-of-State)

There were 60 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Thursday, including 36 on O‘ahu, 15 on Maui, four on Hawai‘i Island, one on Kaua‘i and four in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed outside of the state.
Thursday, March 04, 2021

Haleakalā Hosts 319,147 Visitors in 2020, Down 68%

In 2020, 319,147 people visited Haleakalā National Park. Compared to visitation in 2019, visitation was down by 67.9% (675,247 fewer visits).
Thursday, March 04, 2021

Tsunami Watch CANCELED for Hawaiʻi Following 8.1 Kermadec Islands Earthquake

A tsunami watch has been issued for the state of Hawaiʻi, effective at 9:38 a.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. An preliminary magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurred at 9:28 a.m. in the Kermadec Islands Region.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021

11,000 J&J Single-Shot Vaccines Arrive in Hawai‘i

The DOH accepted delivery of 5,900 doses on O‘ahu today. The remaining 6,000 doses are being distributed evenly between Hawai‘i Island, Maui and Kaua‘i with each county receiving 2,000 doses.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Vaccinations for Hawai‘i Residents 70 and Older Begins Monday, March 8

The Hawai‘i Department of Health announces the state is expanding the pool of those eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations by offering vaccinations to people age 70 and older beginning Monday, March 8.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021

O‘ahu Man Arrested on Maui for Alleged Quarantine Violation

An Oʻahu man was arrested on Maui for allegedly violating rules and orders related to travel quarantine.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Mayor to Host Virtual State of the County Address on March 9

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino’s third State of the County Address will be a virtual event, scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Maui’s Vaccine Rate Increases to 12% for First Doses

There were 20 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Wednesday, including eight on O‘ahu, 11 on Maui, and one on Kaua‘i.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021

105 Year Old Woman Born on Maui Beats COVID-19 in New Jersey

This is the second pandemic that DeClerck has lived through, according to family members who say that in addition to surviving the COVID-19 infection earlier this year, the centenarian lived through the Spanish Flu when she was only two years old living in Wailuku.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Maui Police Warn of Scams Urging Victims to Purchase Gift Cards for Payment

The Maui Police Department would like to remind the public if you receive emails, phone calls, or texts from business or government entities asking you to purchase gift cards, please do not do so.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Proposed Resolution Urges Mayor to Grant Water and Sewer Credits to DHHL Lots in Lahaina

Councilmember Tamara Paltin has introduced a resolution for Friday’s council meeting, urging Mayor Michael Victorino to grant water and sewer credits to the Department of Hawaiian Homelands for homestead and agricultural lots in Lahaina.
Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Enforcement Nets 68 Mask Citations on Maui

The Maui Police Department issued 68 citations for face mask violations between Feb. 27 and March 1. The enforcement included 54 citations issued in Lahaina over the weekend and 14 citations in Kīhei on Monday.
Tuesday, March 02, 2021

March 2, 2021 COVID-19 Update: Maui Restrictions Unchanged

There were 35 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Tuesday, including 18 on O‘ahu, 13 on Maui, three on Hawai‘i Island, and two in Hawai‘i residents diagnosed out-of-state.
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