Maui Discussion

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Maui Now Seeks Community Input For COVID Community Survey

Maui Now is conducting a survey focused on understanding the opinions and attitudes of community members about Maui County’s economy, leadership, and coronavirus response.
Friday, September 17, 2021

BREAKING: Sears at Queen Ka‘ahumanu on Maui Officially Closing November 14

After much speculation, the Sears Maui store is officially scheduled to close on Nov. 14, 2021, company officials tell Maui Now.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Maui Restaurants: List of Maui Restaurants Offering Outdoor Dining For All

Maui County’s “Safer Outside” program takes effect today, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Under the new rules, restaurants are required to ask patrons 12 years and older proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Unvaccinated patrons must be served only in outdoor dining areas, takeout or drive-thru service.
Tuesday, September 07, 2021

BREAKING: Maui “Safer Outside” Rules Includes Vaccine Guidelines at Eateries

County officials are calling Maui’s new set of rules “Safer Outside.” It includes the previously announced vaccine guidelines for eateries, and newly announced reduction in capacity for commercial recreational boating, ground transportation, and commercial tour operators. There will also be no spectators at indoor or outdoor sporting events.
Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Op-Ed: $35 Million Available for Local Rental, Mortgage & Utilities Assistance

Op-Ed: Maui County Councilmember Yuki Lei K. Sugimura provides information about the approximately $35 million that is still available for Maui County residents who need help with their rent, mortgage or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Maui Health Officer Issues Follow-up Response to Legislative Demand Seeking his Removal

In a second letter defending himself and his job, Maui District Health Officer, Dr. Lorrin Pang took on a third-person perspective, describing his role in the pandemic response and calling legislative actions to seek his removal “reckless.” Both Dr. Pang’s response letter and the initial Legislative Letter to Governor Ige are included.
Monday, August 30, 2021

Honolulu Mayor Announces Safe Access O‘ahu Program to Enter Establishments

The Safe Access O‘ahu program requires restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters, museums, arcades and other similar establishments, to ensure their employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to operate. Customers will also have to provide proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter the business.
Saturday, August 28, 2021

Maui’s 21 Day Lockdown is Voluntary, Stricter Rules Still on the Table

Hawaiʻi had 9,790 cases over the past two weeks, which accounts for more than 16% of the total confirmed cases for the state of Hawaiʻi’s since March of 2020. Maui’s reported new cases reported over the last 14 days is 1,124.
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Senator Calls for Termination of Maui Health Officer; Dr. Pang Responds with Letter Defending his Approach

Senator Roz Baker of Maui is calling for the termination of Maui’s District Health Officer amid comments made regarding unapproved treatments for COVID-19 in Maui County.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

BREAKING: Maui Mayor Asks for Voluntary 21 Day Rest from Non-Essential Activity

Mayor Victorino is asking residents and visitors to Maui County to voluntarily curb non-essential activities including gatherings for 21 days.
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