Mayor Victorino announces several Maui businesses will reopen on Oct. 6


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WAILUKU, Hawaii (KHON2) — Mayor Mike Victorino announced the reopening of additional businesses in Maui County, effective Tuesday, Oct. 6. Mayor Victorino made the announcement on Oct. 2.

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Maui County updated its Public Health Emergency Rules, which have been approved by Gov. Ige, to include the reopening.

Businesses that are allowed to reopen include:

  • Movie Theaters: Allowed to reopen after written authorization from the Office of the Mayor.
  • Bowling Alleys: Must follow restrictions set by the United States Bowling Congress or a similar entity.
  • Commercial Event Operators – Includes restrictions/guidelines for outdoor events such as luaus and weddings.

Other rule changes include:

  • Ocean-related Competitions: Competition organizers will need to comply with all required permits and COVID-19 response plans. However, pool swimming competitions will remain on hold.
  • Outdoor County Courts: County courts such as tennis and basketball courts, will be open until 8:00 p.m. County parks and beach parks will remain open from 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.

Nightclubs and concert halls are to remain closed. Any requests for exceptions must be approved by the County.

Commercial event operator rules include:

  • Outdoor venues only.
  • Under supervision of professional event planners or venues.
  • Maximum 100 persons, including staff.
  • Table seating required, with max 10 persons per table.
  • Food and beverage service must comply with requirements for restaurants/bars.
  • Musicians may perform, but no more than 10 on stage and must maintain physical distancing.

For more information, visit the Maui County website.

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