MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

MAYORWatch: Why are Cruise Ships Still Allowed to Come to Hawai`i During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Why are cruise ships still allowed to come to Hawaii during the coronavirus pandemic? Answer: Mahalo for your question and I also share your concerns. I have urged the federal government to implement a temporary ban on all cruise ships from docking in Hawaii. Thankfully, many of the …

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MAYORWatch: Why are Children Still Going to School with All the Concerns Surrounding the Coronavirus?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: Why are children still going to school with all the concerns surrounding the coronavirus? Answer: We’ve been asked this question many times and I think it’s important for people to understand that schools fall under the jurisdiction of the State Department of Education. As you may already know, …

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MAYORWatch: I Heard Matson is Shutting Down and Won’t have Shipments of Supplies? Is this true?

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff. Question: I heard Matson is shutting down and won’t have shipments of supplies? Is this true? Answer: I think this is a good example of how the community can help discourage rumors and encourage the sharing of official sources of information. All Hawaii Department of Transportation harbors and airports …

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Maui’s 1st case of coronavirus confirmed, County official announces

County of Maui officials were informed earlier this evening (March 14) that the test result for one Person Under Investigation here on Maui was returned positive for Coronavirus or COVID-19. The female visitor is currently in isolation and continues to be monitored by the state Department of Health.Gov. David Ige will be hosting a press conference on this issue tomorrow, Sunday, March …

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MMMC ER Sets up Triage Tent to Prepare for Possible Patient Influx

In preparation for a potential influx of patients related to COVID-19, Maui Memorial Medical Center is taking several proactive steps to make sure those patients are taken care of and to help control the spread of the virus. One of those measures was to set up a triage tent outside the emergency departments of the hospital.  They are checking patients …

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Kauai County Confirms Two Cases of Coronavirus

Earlier tonight (Friday, March 13) Kauai County officials were informed that the test results for the two Persons Under Investigation on Kauai were returned positive for Coronavirus or COVID-19. The two adult visitors – one male and one female – are currently in an isolation facility provided by the county, away from the general public. They continue to be monitored …

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CLIA Announces Voluntary Suspension in U.S. Cruise Operations

CLIA ocean-going cruise lines will be voluntarily and temporarily suspending cruise ship operations from U.S. ports of call for 30 days as public health officials and the U.S. Government continue to address COVID-19. “CLIA cruise line members are voluntarily and temporarily suspending operations from the U.S. as we work to address this public health crisis,” said Kelly Craighead, President and …

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Flash Flood Watch in effect from Sunday evening through Tuesday afternoon

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all Hawaiian Islands from Sunday evening through Tuesday afternoon A Kona low will form west of the islands by Sunday night. Conditions will become increasingly favorable for the development of slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms over the State Monday and Tuesday. Rain will likely affect urban and …

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County of Maui public facilities to close for the next 30 days

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that County of Maui fields, pools, gyms and other facilities, including public restrooms, will be closed for the next 30 days starting Saturday, March 14, 2020, due to increased precautions regarding COVID-19. County community centers will close starting Monday, March 16, 2020. The public is advised that the temporary closure may be extended, depending on health …

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Hawaii interscholastic competition suspended

The Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) in conjunction with its member leagues –  the Big Island Interscholastic Federation (BIIF), Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH), Kauai Interscholastic Federation (KIF), Maui Interscholastic League (MIL), and the Oahu Interscholastic Association (OIA) –  announced that effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all interscholastic competition will be suspended indefinitely based on the evolving COVID-19 public …

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