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State Issues $1,577,182,720 in Benefits Since March 1

The State has issued a total of $1,577,182,720 since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. DLIR Deputy Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio said “Ninety percent (90%) of the valid unemployment insurance claims that have come in since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have been processed and paid out by the DLIR. We also have 12,876 clean claims ready for payment of …

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Fire Crews Extinguish Lanai Brush Fire

The Maui County Fire Department responded to a brush fire in Kaiolohia on Lanai early Thursday morning. Fire crews arrived following a 6:22 a.m. alarm to find approximately 900 square feet of brush smoldering on the shoreline in the “Shipwreck” area. Rough terrain made access to the area difficult but crews were able to access and extinguish the fire using …

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Haleakalā National Park Continues to Increase Access at Sunrise in the Summit District

The National Park Service is following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, as it continues to increase recreational access and services. Beginning Saturday, June 20, 2020 the Summit District of Haleakalā National Park will reopen for sunrise viewing through the sunrise reservation system. In addition: Starting at 7:00 am HST on Thursday, June 18, …

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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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Transient Vacation Rentals to Resume Operations With Modifications

Mayor Michael Victorino has announced that transient vacation rentals will be allowed to resume operations with modifications beginning Tuesday, June 16, under the Governor’s 9th Proclamation. The Governor clarified to the counties that transient vacation rentals will be able to rent to travelers not subject to the mandatory 14-day quarantine. The Governor’s proclamation allows TVRs to resume operations the same …

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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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Haleakalā National Park Now Open Daily

The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.   Beginning Friday, June 12, 2020, the following areas in Haleakalā National Park are accessible to the public daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.   Open:   The Summit District of Haleakalā National …

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County of Maui Announces Reopening of Kanaha Beach Park

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the reopening of Kanaha Beach Park for public use beginning June 11, 2020. “The reopening of this County beach park has been eagerly anticipated by many in our community, especially those who enjoy windsurfing,” Mayor Victorino said. “I thank everyone for their patience and understanding as extra work was needed to prepare this beach park for …

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