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Thursday, October 21, 2021

DOH Prepares for Likely Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccine for Keiki 5-11

DOH estimates there are 119,473 children 5-11 living in Hawaiʻi, which is roughly 8.4% of the state’s population. An FDA advisory committee is scheduled to meet Oct. 26 to discuss authorization of the vaccine and a CDC advisory committee is scheduled to meet Nov. 2-3 to discuss clinical recommendations.
Saturday, October 16, 2021

Amended Maui Emergency Rules to Loosen Restrictions Takes Effect this Weekend

An amended version of the County of Maui’s Public Health Emergency Rules to loosen restrictions, was approved by Governor David Ige and take effect this weekend.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

“Halloween is On!” Trick-or-Treating is Back, but Maui Drive Through Events Encouraged

“Halloween is On!” Trick-or-Treating is Back but Drive-Through Events are Encouraged While a return to door-to-door traditions is allowed this year, the Mayor is encouraging drive-through options like the “Halloween Drive-Through Adventure at Keōpūolani” Park in Kahului. The event runs from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Halloween evening, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021.
Monday, October 11, 2021

Mayor Victorino Issues Statement on Oct. 16 March & Rally

Mayor Victorino said: “Due to such late notice and lack of sufficient health and safety protocols in place, the County will not be able to issue a special event permit. The First Amendment march may proceed, and our community asks participants for adherence to all health and safety protocols to limit the spread of COVID-19.”
Friday, October 08, 2021

Maui Mayor Requests Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions, Awaits Governor’s Approval

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino has made a request to Hawaiʻi Gov. David Ige to ease some COVID-19 restrictions in the county due to a decline in the number of cases, the stabilization of the health care system and a 7-day average testing positivity rate of 2.22 percent, lowest in the state.
Friday, October 08, 2021

Hawai‘i’s Health Care System has Stabilized: Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions for O‘ahu

Governor David Ige joined Health Care leaders and Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi in announcing the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions on the island of Oʻahu. This includes allowing up to 1,000 attendees for outdoor seated entertainment (including UH football games), 500 attendees for indoor seated entertainment, and more, with safety measures in place.
Friday, October 01, 2021

BREAKING: Victorino Lifts Ban on Spectators at Youth Sports Not Sanctioned by DOE

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino has decided to lift the ban on spectators at youth sports events held outdoors, even though all of his requests that were submitted for approval earlier this week to relax current orders, were denied by the governor.
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Watchdog Group Gives Maui County ‘D’ Grade for Financial Practices

Maui County has earned a “D” grade from the national government accounting watchdog group Truth in Accounting, for leaving its taxpayers with bills of about $15,300 each to pay off its debt, according to the nonprofit Grassroot Institute of Hawaiʻi.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Discussion: Molina Urges Mayor to Allow Parents to Watch Their Kids Play Sports

Councilmember Michael J. Molina is urging Maui Mayor Michael Victorino to reconsider his mandate restricting parents from watching their children play sports.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

New Federal Rule: Stay 50 Yards away from Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins

Today, NOAA Fisheries finalized a rule authorized under the Marine Mammal Protection Act that prohibits swimming with, approaching or remaining within 50 yards of a Hawaiian spinner dolphin.
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