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Harbor Lights COVID-19 Testing Underway in Kahului, Maui

Harbor Lights COVID-19 testing underway. PC: (12.31.20) courtesy.

COVID-19 testing at the Harbor Lights condominium complex in Kahului is currently underway as state and county crews, in coordination with Minit Med work to determine the extent of a cluster reported there earlier this week.

Maui District Health Officer Dr. Lorrin Pang confirmed the presence of 10 cases on Monday through initial assessment.

Testing today (Thursday, Dec. 31) runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to county officials.

As of 4 p.m. yesterday (Dec. 3) county officials said the cleaning of public areas at the complex had not yet occurred as crews are awaiting proper authorizations.

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino has requested approval of changes to the County’s Emergency Rules to deal with an recent surge in cases.

There were 108 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawai‘i on Wednesday, including 17 on Maui. Count officials said Maui’s cases averaged 10.84 per day per 100,000 population. Maui’s test positivity rate was 3.1 percent for the past seven days. 

The changes, if approved, would include:

  • Reducing social gathering size to five or less people (this is for individuals not from the same household);
  • Limiting bar and restaurant occupancy to no more than 30 percent of allowed interior occupancy; and
  • Requiring bars and restaurants to close by 10 p.m.

If approved, the rules would go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 2, and remain in effect for two weeks before a reassessment takes place in mid-January.

Harbor Lights Condominium Complex in Kahului, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Original source: https://mauinow.com/2020/12/31/harbor-lights-covid-19-testing-underway-in-kahului-maui/

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