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Community Partnership adds Central Maui capacity for Keiki Feeding Sites

Beginning May 5, 2020, a partnership of non-profit and government organizations will be nearly doubling the capacity of a program that is serving free healthy meals. The meals, prepared according to United States Department of Agriculture standards, will be served at 19 Oʻahu sites and one Maui site, reaching well over 2,000 children and youth per day. Nine new sites, …

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Tanikai to Close After 49 Years in Business

One of Maui’s long time distributors is shutting down at the end of the month after 49 years of business. Prior to the pandemic that paralyzed the countries economy, Tanikai was very close to selling the company over to a buyer which pulled away just when the mandate from the government took effect.   Mr. George and Mrs. Jeanette Kadokawa created …

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Resources for Maui County Residents on Eviction Moratorium, Consumer Protections

Maui County residents are protected by an eviction moratorium under state emergency rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other consumer protection resources are also available. “With thousands of our residents out of work, it important for everyone to know that no one can be evicted from a residential dwelling for failure to pay rent, at least until April 30,” Mayor Victorino …

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Maui Health Foundation Donates Ventilators to Maui Memorial Medical Center

Maui Health Foundation today announced the donation of 10 ventilators to Maui Memorial Medical Center. The equipment was delivered to the hospital this week, tested, and distributed to the floors to be used as needed. The ventilators will be an essential part of continuing to provide appropriate care, should Maui experience a surge in acute COVID-19 cases. “It has been …

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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Scheduled in Central Maui on Thursday

Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 will take place again on April 16 at Keopuolani Regional Park. Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers only from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Testing for the general public will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Testing will be provided at no-cost. “We want to mahalo all the doctors, nurses and …

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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Scheduled in Central Molokai on Thursday

Mayor Michael Victorino has announced that drive-thru testing for COVID-19 will be held Thursday, April 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai. Testing was rescheduled due to inclement weather on Tuesday, April 14. All traffic must enter Ailoa Street via Kamehameha V Highway, between Kaunakakai Baptist Church and Kaunakakai School. The testing …

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‘Ohana by Hawaiian Offering Relief Cargo Transportation to Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i

Hawaiian Airlines, in a partnership with its Hawaiian Air Cargo and ‘Ohana by Hawaiian operations, announced yesterday that its providing complimentary transportation of food and household items from O‘ahu to Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i. The program was established to help ensure residents on both rural island communities have access to essential products during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more about the program …

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Mokulele Airlines Announces Free Grocery Shipping to Molokai

Mokulele Airlines is offering free shipping of up to two bags of groceries per customer on any scheduled flight departing from either Kahului or Honolulu for Molokai or Kalaupapa during the month April.* The offer is in response to a temporary closure of one of the island’s two grocery stores after two store employees reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The …

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Coast Guard Auxiliary transports vital response supplies from Maui to Lanai

A Coast Guard Auxiliary aircrew delivered response supplies from Maui to Lanai, March 28. “This is another example of federal-state partnerships,” said John Manganaro, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary District Staff Officer – Aviation. “Thank you to pilots Bob Emami and Barry Redmayne for handling this essential mission task. We coupled the delivery with one of our regular patrols.” The pilots …

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Premier Medical Group Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines help bring 25 medical professionals to assist Maui County COVID-19 efforts

Twenty-five physicians, including doctors, medical assistants, nurse practitioners and volunteers with Premier Medical Group in Honolulu traveled on Hawaiian Airlines to Kahului this afternoon to deliver medical care associated with COVID-19 response efforts in Maui County. Premier Medical Group physicians, who have conducted COVID-19 screenings throughout O‘ahu and were on Moloka‘i yesterday, arrived on Maui this afternoon in response to …

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