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Coronavirus cases rise to 258 across the State, Maui ticks up to 26

There have been 258 cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaii. Of those cases, 6% have required hospitalization, and over 80% were residents returning from other areas.  Novel Coronavirus in HawaiiCOVID-19 Positive* CasesCumulative totals as of 12:00 noon on April 1, 2020CountyHI ResidentsNon-HI ResidentsTotalHawaii13 (2)4 (0)17 (2)Honolulu163 (17)7 (1)170 (18)Kauai7 (0)5 (0)12 (0)Maui22 (1)4 (0)26 (1)HI residents diagnosed outside of HI  2 …

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Wailuku Man Charged With Burglary, during a Disaster Emergency; made it a Class ‘A’ Felony

On March 31, 2020 at about 12:24 p.m., William Heintz (37), of Wailuku, was arrested and charged for three counts of Burglary of a Dwelling in a Civil Emergency, and Habitual Property Crimes.  Investigation reveals on March 25, 2020, Heintz unlawfully entered two separate residences in Wailuku and stole items valued at about $700.00.  On March 26, 2020, Heintz unlawfully …

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Costco limits people in stores, two people per membership

Costco announced that it is making temporary adjustments to its operations. Effective Friday, April 3, Costco will allow no more than two people to enter the warehouse with each membership card. In a Facebook post, they said, “This temporary change is for the safety of our members and employees, and to further assist with our social distancing efforts. Thank you …

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Hawaiian Airlines to Support Medical Workers with Complimentary Neighbor Island Flights

Hawaiian Airlines will provide complimentary Neighbor Island flights for medical professionals during the month of April to support travel associated with COVID-19 response efforts. The airline is partnering with Hawai‘i’s leading healthcare providers to maintain and facilitate the delivery of critical medical services to communities statewide. Partner organizations include the Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated (HEPA), The Queen’s Health Systems, Kaiser …

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Governor Ige issues emergency order requiring self-quarantine for inter-island travelers

Gov. David Ige today signed a fourth supplementary proclamation that requires all residents and visitors traveling between any of the islands in the State of Hawai‘i to self-quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine mandate takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wed., Apr. 1. Those who must travel to perform an essential function, including those providing and seeking medical care, will …

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Maui Health Updates Personal Protective Equipment Protocol

Effective immediately, new hospital protocol for personal protective equipment (PPE) allows Maui Health employees and providers to wear their own masks. Per the latest CDC infection control guidelines, our hospitals will maintain current PPE protocols per droplet and isolation precautions, where hospital-supplied PPE is required to be used. Staff caring for non-COVID-19 patients and/or in clinical areas where masks are …

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Surveillance images released in Lahaina Substation burglary

Hawaiian Electric’s Maui County operations released surveillance images of a man who broke into its Lahaina Substation along Lahainaluna Road on Friday, March 27 around 7:20 p.m. The man can be seen on the video stealing a 2013 dark green and black 6-seater Polaris Ranger (diesel fuel) and black custom 2-wheel trailer. Anyone who can identify the individual depicted in …

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UPDATE: Hawai`i Reports its First COVID-19 Related Death

This story is developing and will be updated as soon as more information becomes available. The Hawai`i Department of Health is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of an elderly O‘ahu man, who tested positive for COVID-19. An additional 20 COVID-19 cases were reported on Tuesday. All the cases are adults, according to DOH officials. All but one …

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Mayor Clarifies Rules for Essential Activities at Beaches

Mayor Michael Victorino issued a clarification on essential activities allowed at beaches under the Public Health Emergency Rules. Read his statement below: “The ocean should only be accessed for essential activities, such as physical exercise,” Mayor Victorino said. “This includes swimming, surfing, single-person paddling canoe and stand-up paddle board, as well as fishing and spear fishing for food – as …

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Inter-island Travel Now Requires 14-Day Self-Quarantine

During today’s news briefing, Governor Ige announced that anyone traveling between islands will now be required to self-quarantine in their home or other lodging for 14 days. This does not apply to those who are considered essential workers, but they are required to wear personal protective equipment during flights. This mandatory rule takes effect at midnight, Wednesday, April 1 and …

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