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DOJ Challenges COVID-19 Travel Order

The Department of Justice today filed a statement of interest in Hawaii federal court in support of a lawsuit filed by residents of Nevada and California residents who own property in Hawaii challenging a measure by Governor David Ige in response to COVID 19 that mandates a 14- day self-quarantine for individuals entering Hawaii. The Statement of Interest is part …

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Mandatory Quarantine for Interisland Travelers Ends

The mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for interisland travelers was lifted today, and things have gone smoothly so far. Departing interisland travelers will continue having their temperature taken and they must complete the new travel and health form prior to each flight. The form includes contact and travel information as well as health-related questions. Passengers are encouraged to complete the form within …

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DOH: Interisland Travel & Health Forms Now Available Online

In advance of the reopening of interisland travel in Hawai‘i, on Tuesday, June 16, the Dept. of Health (DOH) is directing travelers to a new website, where you can download the mandatory interisland travel and health form. All of the details about new procedures related to interisland travel can be found at: https://health.hawaii.gov/travel/.  Governor David Ige said, “I know family …

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17 More Covid-19 Cases Reported on O‘ahu

The Disease Outbreak Control Division of the Hawai‘i Department of Health is reporting the second day of relatively high coronavirus case numbers in Honolulu. All but one of the new cases are adult residents on O‘ahu. Two of the additional cases are related to a household cluster, where 12 individuals have now tested positive. Some 300 residents in surrounding households …

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Police Arrest Eight for Quarantine Related Violations

Between April 15 and June 12 there have been eight arrested in Maui County for violating Hawai`i revised Statute 127A-25 and 127A-29 the Rules and Orders, pertaining to the 14 Day Quarantine, set forth in the Emergency Proclamations by Governor David Ige and Mayor Michael Victorino.   In addition to the arrests, there were eight other individuals that were contacted …

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Families Displaced by Lahaina Structure Fire

The Maui Fire Department responded to a structure fire along Kanakea Loop in Lahaina on Wednesday. Crews arrived on the scene following a 3:52 p.m. alarm to find a structure in flames. A structure with an attached ohana both suffered substantial damage. MFD reports that fire was deemed under control by 4:40 p.m. Two families were displaced due to fire …

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Mayor Victorino Announces Reopening of Additional Businesses, Activities

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the reopening of additional businesses and activities starting Monday, June 1. “Maui County continues to see a very small number of new cases and maintains the highest rate of testing per capita in the state,” Mayor Victorino said. “These two factors are crucial in allowing us to reopen more services and activities for our residents, …

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MFD Douses Lahaina Structure Fire

Maui Fire Department crews battled a structure fire along Papalaua Street in Lahaina early Sunday morning. MFD officials say crews responded to the 12:58 a.m. alarm to find a blaze that appeared to have begun near storage containers/shed to the rear of a service station that was heavily involved in flames. Crews prevented the fire from spreading into an adjacent …

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UPDATE: Authorities Locate California Man Wanted for Violating Quarantine Orders

Updated on May 31. The Maui Police Department reports that 36-year-old Joaquin Pelayo was located and arrested on May 29 at 10:23 a.m. for two counts of Rules and Order for violating the 14-day quarantine order. Authorities say Pelayo voluntarily elected to return home.  He was later released on his own recognizance. He was scheduled to depart Maui on the …

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