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We wanted to let our valued association and community members know of temporary changes to business operations on Maui due to the COVID-19 pandemic, commonly known as coronavirus.
The County of Maui, through its Public Health Emergency Rules, has issued a stay at home / work at home order for all residents and visitors as 3/25/20. All people on island must shelter in place at home or in lodgings, except for a narrow scope of essential services. Destination Maui, Inc closed to the public on 3/20/20, the date of the last Public Health Emergency Rules.
Except for emergency functions at the office, our staff is working from home. We will be responding to phone and email messages and putting updated information out through our website and Facebook page. The County of Maui’s order is effective through 4/30/20, or until changed.
Our hearts go out to all community members facing this challenging time. Having been in business over 40 years, we have been through many serious challenges. We will weather this as well.
Mahalo for your continued support and stay well,
Destination Maui, Inc
For the most updated COVID-19 information regarding Maui County, please see the County’s special page here: https://www.mauicounty.gov/2370/COVID-19-Coronavirus-Information
For State of Hawaii updates, including a statewide tally of COVID-19 cases, see the State’s special page here: https://hawaiicovid19.com/
Hawaii Updates Regarding COVID-19
County: Retail stores are allowed to reopen starting Monday, May 11 (with some restrictions and exceptions). See County of Maui press release here.
State: Hawaii’s stay at home quarantine extended until May, 31, 2020 or further notice. Also extended is the mandatory 14 day quarantine for travelers and the moratorium on evictions. We can once again walk on the beach for exercise. See Gov. David Ige’s 6th supplementary emergency proclamation.
Other State Information:
Effective March 25 at 12:01 a.m. through April 30, Hawaii Governor David Ige issued a proclamation ordering the entire state to stay at home and work from home.
Effective March 26 at 12:01 a.m. for an indefinite period of time, Hawaii Governor David Ige issued a proclamation mandating a self-quarantine for all persons entering the state (including visitors and, returning residents) for 14 days or for the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter. This order does not apply to persons performing emergency response or critical infrastructure functions who have been exempted by the Director of Emergency Management.
Effective April 1, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. for an indefinite period of time, Hawaii Governor David Ige issued a proclamation mandating a 14 day self-quarantine for all inter-island travelers, with only limited exceptions, such as for health care workers.
Summary of State of Hawaii Emergency Information for Travelers:
- Governor Ige has made the unprecedented request that visitors delay their visit and not travel to Hawaii at this time.
- The mandate applies to all arrivals to the state of Hawaii, including residents and guests.
- The mandate also applies to inter-island travel.
- Visitors are responsible for quarantine costs.
- Visitors are to quarantine at their rented lodging.
- Residents are to quarantine in their homes.
- Data such as name, phone number and address will be collected from each traveler prior to arrival, and travelers will be monitored to ensure they follow the mandatory quarantine.
- Violation of the quarantine is a misdemeanor and subject to a $5,000 fine and/or jail time.
Maui County releases on Public Health Rules
In addition, Maui County has taken measures to ensure enforcement of Emergency Public Health Rules (listed by newest first).
Help the Community
If you would like to help those in need on Mau, the Maui Food Bank could use your support. You can donate online here: https://mauifoodbank.org/
Because of partnerships the Maui Food Bank has in place, their buying power to purchase food and other essentials is greater than we could do ourselves.