MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Maui Humane Society Temporarily Closes

Effective Thursday, March 19, Maui Humane Society officials say they will be temporarily closing its doors to the public and suspending low priority functions until further notice. Limited services will be offered to the public by appointment only. This includes: Animal surrenders, adoptions and lost/found services. Appointments can be made by calling (808) 877-3680 ext. 3 between the hours of …

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Hawaiian Airlines Reduces Flights Systemwide

Hawaiian Airlines is reducing its flight schedule systemwide by nearly 40 percent in April as the state of Hawai‘i deals with increasing COVID-19 cases and resulting government restrictions and pronouncements impacting travel. Hawaiian remains focused on supporting its guests’ travel needs and minimizing disruptions as it closely evaluates challenging market conditions to guide network adjustments. To keep guests informed, Hawaiian …

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Mayor Orders End to Indoor Dining Services Starting Friday

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a number of Public Health Emergency Rules effective as of 7:45 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, directed toward limiting the gathering of groups of people and curtailing vehicular transportation except for essential activities or operation of essential business or government functions, such as travel to and from work and medical appointments.  “We need to take dramatic …

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Hana Highway Restricted to Local Traffic

The Hawaii Department of Transportation informs the traveling public that Hana Highway (Route 360) between Kapakalua Road and Hana Town is restricted to local traffic until further notice beginning March 18. The local access restriction is being put in place to address access and congestion concerns due to roadwork and vehicles along the two-lane highway. HDOT is currently installing slope …

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UPDATE: DOH Officials Say ‘No Evidence’ of COVID-19 Community Spread

As of 12 p.m. on March 18, Department of Health officials reported a total of 16 confirmed or presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i. New positive results were announced today for two O‘ahu residents who traveled outside Hawai‘i. DOH is monitoring these individuals and supervising their isolation as well as the self-quarantine of their family members.  One of the …

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DOE: Students Expected Back April 7

The Hawaii State Department of Education will close its offices except for essential functions effective Thursday, March 19. Schools will close March 30, following the extension of spring break. Employee return dates will be staggered, according to DOE officials. Students are anticipated to return to school on April 7. DOE employees will be working remotely and those who need to …

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Man Found Unresponsive at Hamoa Bay

On Monday, March 16 at around 2 pm, Maui Fire Fighters from Engine 7 arrived on scene and found CPR being performed on the victim by an off duty nurse. Fire personnel along with Medics took over resuscitation efforts. Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was a 38-year-old male resident of Maui. He …

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Residents Can Now Dispose of Two Free ‘Junk’ Vehicles Per Year

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management’s Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Section has expanded its successful Junk Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program, effective today. The program helps residents dispose of unwanted vehicles legally and properly. “I want to recognize and mahalo our Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Section for working hard to expand this program for our residents,” Mayor Michael Victorino …

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Maui County

A kona low west of the state will continue to produce bands of heavy rain and thunderstorms across portions of the island chain through tonight, and possibly into Wednesday. Heavy rain will likely affect urban and leeward locations, as well as lower elevations, which are more vulnerable to flooding impacts. The National Weather Service has EXTENDED the FLASH FLOOD WATCH for Maui County, in effect …

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Haleakala National Park Closes Sunrise Reservations

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with National Park Service (NPS), effective March 17, 2020, Haleakalā National Park will have the following temporary closures until further notice: • The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park will be closed from 3:00 am- 7:00 am. All Sunrise Reservations are canceled …

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