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National Guard Standing up This Weekend To Support State’s COVID-19 Response

The Hawai‘i National Guard will soon begin assisting the Dept. of Transportation at airports across the state to conduct passenger medical screening and to help with administrative paperwork. The guard is made up of soldiers and airmen who are all members of the community. This means, they understand first-hand the direct impacts of this pandemic and now can provide specific …

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State provides additional guidance on face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Based on national guidance released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and recommendations from county mayors and state legislators, Gov. Ige and the Hawai‘i Department of Health and the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency are formulating a statewide policy on the voluntary use of facemasks. Although there is no current data to demonstrate that homemade, cloth masks …

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Nine COVID-19 Cases Reported in Maui County

The Hawai`i Department of Health reported an additional 34 total cases of COVID-19 statewide on Friday. Hawai`i’s total number of cases is now 319. Nine new cases were reportedly confirmed in Maui County raising the county’s total to 36 COVID-19 cases. DOH has also announced an additional death to COVID-19 bringing the state’s total to three. Novel Coronavirus in HawaiiCOVID-19 …

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DOH Announces State’s 3rd COVID-19 Death

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is reporting the death of a third individual with COVID-19. The elderly O‘ahu resident had been hospitalized in critical condition on life support for several weeks after returning from travel to Washington state. “We offer our sincere condolence to his family and friends at this difficult time,” said Health Director Bruce Anderson. “His death, the …

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First COVID-19 case confirmed in Hana

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on the first confirmed case in Hana. “The County of Maui was notified early this morning that a test result has returned positive for a female resident of Hana. This individual is in self isolation and has some travel history. The Hawaii Department of Health is investigating this matter and calling close contacts …

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Mayor Victorino Announces Farmer Assistance and Food Distribution Program

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a new farmer assistance and food distribution program to help farmers and community members impacted by COVID-19. The County of Maui is committing $30,000 per week to Maui County Farm Bureau and Hawaii Farmers Union United, for the next four to five weeks, to purchase food from local farmers and facilitate community distribution. “This program …

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First COVID-19 Case Confirmed on Molokai

Mayor Michael Victorino confirmed via a press statement that the island of Molokai has its first confirmed COVID-19 case. “The County of Maui has been notified that a test result for a Molokai resident has returned positive,” Mayor Victorino said. “The adult male had possible travel history and is currently hospitalized on Oahu. The Hawaii Department of Health is currently …

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COVID-19 Cases Increase to 285 Statewide, Maui up to 27

The Hawai`i Department of Health reported an additional 27 total cases of COVID-19 statewide on Thursday. Hawai`i’s total number of cases is now 285. One new case was reportedly confirmed on Maui rising the island’s total to 27 COVID-19 cases. DOH has also announced an additional death to COVID-19 bringing the state’s total to two. Novel Coronavirus in HawaiiCOVID-19 Positive* …

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Trump Declares Major Disaster for Hawai`i as a Result of COVID-19

The President of the United States has declared a major disaster for the State of Hawai’i as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This declaration, numbered FEMA-4510-DR, makes the State of Hawai’i eligible for reimbursement through the Public Assistance Program at a 75% Federal Cost Share. The Individual Assistance (IA) Program for disaster-related emergency facilities and the Hazard Mitigation Grant …

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Lahaina Man Dies After Car Plunges Off Cliff in West Maui

On Wednesday, April 1, at approximately 9:41 a.m., a single motor vehicle collision occurred on Honoapiilani Highway (30), North of Plantation Estates Drive.   Preliminary investigation reveals a 2006 Volkswagen 4dsd bearing Hawaii license plates MNW-795 was traveling North on Honoapiilani Highway at high rate of speed.  The operator lost control of the vehicle as it rounded a curve in …

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