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State COVID-19 Cases Rise to 999

The Hawaii Department of Health reported 24 new COVID-19 cases on the Fourth of July, bringing the state total to 999. Right now, there are 224 active cases statewide. There are new cases in every county: COUNTYNEW CASESTOTAL CASESHonolulu19720Maui1 128Kauai240Hawaii Island293Residents diagnosed out of state18TOTAL24999 19 people have died. The most recent victim was reported on Friday – an elderly woman in …

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Oahu COVID-19 Death Brings State Total to 19

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is reporting the 19th COVID-19 death today of an elderly adult on O‘ahu who was hospitalized with multiple underlying health issues. Governor David Ige expressed his condolences to the family and friends for their loss. “Every COVID-19 death is an emotional reminder of the need for all of us to be vigilant and wear a face …

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DOE Announces Re-Opening Plan for Schools

The DOE has announced how it will safely welcome back students and staff in the fall. The DOE released its “Return to Learn: School Reopening Plan” on Thursday. As part of the reopening plan, DOE school leaders have created elementary, middle/intermediate, and high school models for reopening. In general, models include face-to-face learning where all students are on campus daily …

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UPDATE: Police Locate Missing Woman

Updated on July 2. The Maui Police Department reports that Alexandra Cameron has been located.  She is in good health. Original story published on July 2. The Maui Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Missing Person Alexandra Cameron. Authorities say Cameron was last seen in the Kihei area on July 1 at 7:55 p.m. She was operating …

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Motorcyclist in Critical Condition After Kahului Traffic Signal Pole Crash

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, at approximately 12:25 AM, a motor vehicle collision occurred on East Kamehameha Avenue at the intersection of Pu’unene Avenue in Kahului.  Investigation reveals a 1998 Yamaha V Star motorcycle traveling southwest on Kamehameha Avenue collided into the concrete curbing of the traffic island, and subsequently collided into the traffic signal pole. As a result of …

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MFD: Commercial Vendors Decide Not to Sell Firecrackers For July 4th

The County of Maui’s, Department of Fire and Public Safety wants everyone in Maui County to stay safe this 4th of July weekend. Due to commercial vendors deciding not to sell firecrackers for this holiday, no permits will be issued for firecracker purchases. The Maui Fire Department also would like to remind residents of the following rules regarding legal consumer …

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Hiker Rescued Near Mahana Ridge

The Maui Fire Department responded to the Mahana Ridge area above Kapalua on Wednesday for a report of a missing hiker. Crews responding to an 11:25 a.m. alarm used cell phone coordinates received from the 9-1-1 dispatcher to locate the hiker. The woman was extracted by Air 1 to a safe area on Mahana Ridge where she was then led …

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Mandatory Travel & Health Form Can Now Be Submitted Online

The State of Hawai‘i mandatory interisland travel and health form can now be submitted online within 24 hours of flight departure. This upgrade adds efficiency to the passenger verification process, helps save travelers time, and allows information to enter the database in real-time. The form includes health and contact information needed to trace close contacts should a passenger become ill. …

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Hawaiian Airlines to Welcome Back North America Travel in August

Hawaiian Airlines today announced it will resume a reduced schedule between Hawaiʻi and most of its U.S. mainland gateway cities on Aug. 1, when the state of Hawai‘i begins welcoming travelers who choose to participate in a pre-travel COVID-19 testing program being developed. Hawaiian will also increase neighbor island flights to offer guests more seamless connectivity between O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Maui …

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Maui Tropical Plantation Abruptly Shuts Down Due to ‘Unprecedented times’

The Maui Tropical Plantation announced Tuesday that it is closing indefinitely in social media post online and on their website. On Instagram the post read: “Mahalo for all of your support.Stay tuned for information regarding the Plantation Store’s Final Summer Sale. We look forward to reopening in the future. Mahalo.” In the comment thread, it stated that the closure is …

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