Kauaʻi and three deaths in residents diagnosed while out-of-state including one of an elderly Kaua‘i resident who died out of state, in Arizona, and another involving a male between the ages of 60-69 years old with underlying medical conditions who had been incarcerated out of state and died at a hospital.
Scroll down for a list of prior COVID-19 related deaths.
COVID-19 Testing Availability on Maui:
Testing on Maui is available at the following locations:
Lahaina: Lahaina Civic Center | Mondays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kīhei: 1280 S. Kīhei Road (behind Ace Hardware) | Thursdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kahului: 348 Lehuakona St. (at Maui Marketplace) | Tuesdays & Saturdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Must pre-register to be tested, visit https://www.minitmed.com/pre-register-maui-covid-19.
Wailuku: Mauliola Pharmacy | 95 Mahalani Street, Rm 10 | 7 days a week, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | pre-register for appointment
Additional testing sites throughout the County of Maui are posted here.
COVID-19 Vaccination Availability:
The vaccine clinic at Maui Health remains open on Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. Third doses are being offered to individuals who are immunocompromised. Booster doses for healthy individuals who have already had two doses are not yet available to the general public. Additional vaccine sites available during the month of September are posted here.
Maui Health to Begin Pfizer Booster Shots for Eligible Seniors Starting Sept. 27
Maui Health begins providing booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine to eligible individuals starting Sept. 27. Because of the anticipated high demand, appointments will be required. Qualified community members can make an appointment in VAMS. Full details are available here.
Vaccination Exemption for Mainland Travelers to Hawaiʻi Begins July 8
Beginning July 8, 2021, the state is now accepting proof of vaccination through the Safe Travels program, for domestic travel including trans-Pacific travelers vaccinated in the US and traveling from the continental US, Alaska and the US territories to Hawaiʻi.
Hawai‘i Inter-County Travel Restrictions Lifted June 15
On Tuesday, June 15, the state of Hawaiʻi ended restrictions on inter-county travel. “There will be no testing and no quarantine requirements for inter-county travel,” said Gov. Ige. All inter-island travel restrictions were dropped. Those who are in quarantine will not be able to travel.
Also beginning on June 15, a quarantine exemption went into effect for incoming travelers to the state who are verified to have been vaccinated in Hawaiʻi. If travelers have been vaccinated in Hawaiʻi, and the state can verify that, they are now able to bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test when returning to Hawaiʻi from the mainland.
Hawai‘i Mask Mandate Lifted for Outdoors
As of May 25, 2021, Hawaiʻi’s mask mandate has been lifted for outdoors, but remains in place for indoors. When outdoors, people are still encouraged to mask up when in large groups of 10 people or more. Governor David Ige also announced he is lifting the suspension on ocean sports competitions as of June 1 to allow events such as surfing, canoe paddling, and swimming.
Maui Mandatory Secondary Test Upon Arrival for Trans-Pacific Flights Ends June 4, 2021
The post arrival rapid testing at Kahului Airport concluded on June 4 after one full month of operation. Since the program began on May 4, there were just five confirmed positive tests out of the more than 110,000 post-arrival tests conducted. Maui Mayor Michael Victorino said the program cost the county between $2.5-$2.7 million, but in the same breath, has provided important information on the source of variant transmission as well as the mindfulness of community spread.
22nd COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation; and Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules Available online
Maui Mayor Victorino says new Safer Outside Rules including a Health Pass will begin on Sept. 15, 2021.
Honolulu Mayor Blangiardi announced a Safe Access Oʻahu Program that started Sept. 13, 2021
Maui Mayor Victorino has implemented a 21 day voluntary lockdown. (Announced Aug. 27, 2021)
Gov. David Ige signed an executive order on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.
Social gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
Indoor capacity for restaurants, bars and gyms is 50%.
The newly amended public health emergency rules are posted in their entirety at the County of Maui website.
Gov. David Ige has signed the state’s 22st proclamation on COVID-19. The proclamation effectively requires all state and county employees to provide their vaccination status to their department, office or agency. If they cannot provide proof of vaccination by Aug. 16, they will be subject to regular COVID-19 testing.
Gov. Ige Urges Travelers to Refrain From Non-Essential Travel to End of October 2021.
Honolulu Mayor Announces Suspension of Large Gatherings on Oʻahu for Four Weeks: The modified rules effectively suspend all large gatherings on Oʻahu for four weeks, starting Aug. 25–this includes trade shows, conventions, concerts and other live events.