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Night-Time Curfew pilot program and stricter rules to start Friday night in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a night-time curfew pilot program will start at 11 p.m. Friday night, April 10, for Maui County. Curfew will be from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public may not travel outside the home during these hours, unless for urgent medication, medical emergencies or essential business. This includes motor vehicles and other wheeled means of transportation. “After reflection on …

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Police arrest suspect in Paia Jewelry Store Burglary

On March 30, 2020, at approximately 2:55 a.m., an unknown adult male forcefully entered a jewelry store in Paia.  The male removed multiple items estimated at over $100,000. Wailuku Patrol informed the Crime Reduction Officers that a male-identified only “Chase” was involved with the break-in.  Upon further investigation, the male suspect was later identified as Chase Mociun (37) of Kihei. …

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Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 on Thursday, April 9

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place today, Thursday, April 9 at Keopuolani Regional Park. Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers only from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Testing for the general public will begin at 10 a.m. Testing will be provided at no-cost through a partnership with Dr. Scott Miscovich of Premier Medical Group and …

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Second COVID-19 Death on Maui Under Investigation

Investigators from the State Health Dept. are in the process of gathering details about the second Maui resident to pass away from COVID-19.  This is an adult male over 65-years-old and is another stark reminder of the human toll this disease is exacting here in Hawai‘i. The Governor sent his personal condolences to the friends and family of the man …

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Maui Mayor Confirms Maui Health Workers have Contracted COVID-19

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino this morning went live on Facebook to announce and confirm that a cluster of workers at Maui Health which runs Maui’s main hospital- Maui Memorial has contracated COVID-19. Mayor Michael Victorino provided the following statement on COVID-19 cases at Maui Memorial Medical Center. “I was informed this morning that a cluster of COVID-19 cases has been …

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Maui Median Home Price Hits A New Record: $840,000

As COVID-19’s impact spread across the country in March, the stock market declines starting in February accelerated downward before recovering a bit in the last week of the month. With volatility across all the financial markets, lenders began tightening underwriting standards and some buyers found they no longer were approved for a loan. Massive layoffs also shook the economy with …

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Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife Clarifies Open Areas

The Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife has issued a clarification on what areas are accessible for hiking. Lands managed by the Maui Branch of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife, including Forest Reserves, Natural Area Reserves, Game Management Areas, Wildlife Sanctuaries, and Na Ala Hele Trails are open, with the exception of areas that were closed prior to the …

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Maui Police Uses Drones with PA’s to Enforce COVID-19 Closures

The Maui Police Department continues to educate, warn and reprimand, cite and even arrest members of the community and visitors for violating the Stay and Home Order and the Rules and Orders set forth by the Proclamations of Governor David Ige and Mayor Mike Victorino. In addition to foot and all-terrain vehicle patrols on the beaches, MPD’s Drone Unit will …

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Maui’s First COVID-19 Death Confirmed

The Hawaii Department of Health has confirmed the first COVID-19 related death in Maui County, Mayor Michael Victorino announced this morning. “My heart is heavy with this tragic news,” Mayor Victorino said. “Mrs. Victorino and I offer our deepest condolences to this individual’s family and know that our community will also offer support and love during this difficult time.” According …

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Total Number of Hawai‘I COVID-19 Cases Rises to 371

Twenty (20) new cases of COVID-19 are all adults. Maui’s mayor announced a second case on Moloka‘i Saturday night and both of those cases are reflected in the Maui County numbers below. Eleven (11) of the new reported cases are travel-associated, two (2) are community related, and seven (7) are pending further investigation. There is a total of 371 cases …

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