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September 16, 2020

COVID-19: Lanai Reopening Updates

Last updated: September 10, 2020 at 4:20 p.m.

Maui County Interisland Travel Quarantine Press Release (August 7, 2020)

Maui County residents are reminded that the Governer has reinstated the mandatory 14-day quarantine for any travel other than arrival on Oahu.

The quarantine includes travel from Maui to Hawaii Island or Kauai, as well as travel to and from Molokai and Lanai.

If you are traveling to Honolulu, then you would not have to quarantine for 14 days while on Oahu. However, you would have to quarantine when you return home to Maui County. Read More

Office of the Governer’s Eleventh Proclamation related to the COVID-19 Emergency Interisland Travel Quarantine.

Mandatory Travel Declaration Form for Maui County

Additional businesses and activities are now allowed to resume. Below is a list of updates:

Indoor & Outdoor Gatherings (Effective July 31, 2020)

  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings will be limited to no more than 10 people.
  • Businesses and places of worship will still be allowed to function under existing County and State rules and must continue to follow health and safety guidelines outlined in the emergency rules.

For more information, click here.

Conditions around the world and especially in the United States are changing rapidly. We are doing our best to keep up with the pace of change and have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. We are focused on doing our part to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease while keeping services available to the Lanai community.

The following is information about our operations so that you are aware of measures we are taking to try and prevent the spread of the virus in our community. We are also including information we are asking our employees to follow as a way of protecting themselves and their families. This is a challenge that will require every individual on Lanai to do their part. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

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In an abundance of caution, there have been a number of schedule and operational changes due to the recent developments around coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check back for the latest information.

FOOD

Blue Ginger

  • Open daily from 7am – 2pm
  • Delivery service available for free with a minimum order of $40 or more. Limited to Lanai City.
  • Visit our website Blue Ginger Cafe

Cafe 565

  • Hours of operation:
    • Monday / Thursday / Friday: 10am – 3pm; 5pm – 8pm (dinner)
    • Tuesday / Wednesday: 10am – 12pm
    • Saturday: 10am – 3pm

Coffee Works

  • Hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday from 7am – 2pm.
  • You may place drinks/food/coffee orders via their website at coffeeworkshawaii.com or at 808.565.6962.

Ganotisi Plate Lunch is open Monday – Saturday from 11:30am – 8pm. Takeout only.

Four Seasons Dining Outlets

  • Sensei Lanai and Four Seasons Resort Lanai dining outlets will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, August 10th

Lanai City Bar & Grille (effective August 11th)

  • Hours of operation:
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4pm-8pm: Takeout and Delivery Only
    Friday, Saturday 5pm-9pm: Dining Room, Takeout and Delivery
    Sunday, Monday: Closed
  • Diners are asked to observe the new social distancing guidelines to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable dining experience.
  • View menu here.
  • All customers are required to wear a face mask before entering the restaurant.
  • Entertainment is temporarily suspended.

Lanai City Service

  • Lanai City Service and Plantation Store will open at 6am and close at 6pm.
  • The Deli will open at 6am and close at 4pm.
  • Lanai City Service is open to walk in customers from 9am to 8pm. Only four customers will be allowed in the store at a time.
  • If purchasing food from the deli, orders will be taken at the door. Customer are encouraged to call ahead and place their order in advance.
  • The plantation store deli will offer free delivery to Lanai City. Food orders must be $25 minimum. Payments need to be made over the phone via credit or debit card. Delivery service available Monday – Friday from 9am -2pm.

No Ka Oi Grindz

  • Hours of operation:
    • Sunday – Friday: 8am – 1pm
    • Saturday: 9am – 1pm
  • Takeout only
  • Delivery availability dependent on driver schedule

Pele’s Other Garden

  • Hours of operation:
    • Monday – Friday: 11am – 2pm; 4:30pm – 8pm
    • Saturday: 4:30pm – 8pm

Pine Isle

  • Pine Isle’s hours of operation will be as follows:
    • Sunday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    • Monday-Saturday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
  • There is a Kupuna Shopping Hour Monday-Friday 8am – 9am for those 60+ years old and those with medical conditions.

Richard’s Market

  • You can now shop for groceries online and pickup curbside. To place an online order, visit: shop.rosieapp.com/shopstore/richards_market
  • Click to view specials
  • All customers are required to wear a face mask before entering the store.
  • Richard’s Market’s hours of operation will be as follows:
    • Open Daily: 6:00am – 9:00pm
  • There is a Kupuna Shopping Hour from 8am – 9am for those 60+ years old and those with medical conditions.
  • Suspended bulk food, soup and salad bar
  • No reusable containers
  • As a note to all customers, we ask that you wash your hands prior to shopping, shop for elderly family and friends, and please only buy what you need.
  • In addition, to minimize potential exposure, please shop alone and avoid bringing family and friends.

Views

  • Hours of operation: Friday thru Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Effective October 15th: Hours of operation will be Tuesday thru Saturday, 11:00am – 3:00pm

SERVICES

Bank of Hawaii

  • Kupuna Hour: Mon – Fri | 9am – 10am
  • Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri | 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 4pm

Bubbles Launderette LLC is currently open daily from 6am – 8pm.

For updates on Driver’s Licenses, State IDs, Safety Checks and Vehicle Registrations, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Barfield at (808) 565-7878.

Expeditions:

  • All passengers are required to arrive one hour prior to departure time in order to fill out new state travel and health forms, complete screening and temperature checks, and purchase tickets from the ferry booth. Face coverings will be mandatory at all times.
  • The current schedule is for Monday, Wednesday and Friday with two round trips each day, departing from:
    • Lahaina at 6:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.
    • Manele at 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Schedules are subject to change. For more information, visit go-lanai.com or call 800-695-2624.

First Hawaiian Bank

  • Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri | 8:30am – 4:00pm

Four Seasons

  • Four Seasons Resort Lanai will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday, August 11th.
  • Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday, August 11th.

Green Waste will now be open Monday through Friday from 7:30am – 2:30pm.

Hawaiian Electric has extended a moratorium on service connections through September 1. Customers should NOT worry about their power being shut off due to nonpayment through the end of August, and any threat of immediate disconnection should be treated as a scam. Read full news release: https://www.hawaiianelectric.com/hawaiian-electric-extends-moratorium-on-disconnections-for-nonpayment-through-sept-1 

Hotel Lanai is temporarily closed. For future reservations call 800-795-7211 or 808-565-7211.

Katharina Oriol-Mendoza dba. Ahava Lanai Day Spa is open Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 5pm.

Lanai Art Center is open Monday-Saturday 10am – 4pm. Must wear a mask and use hand sanitizer upon entering. Classes are continuing but limiting attendees.

Lanai Baptist Church:

  • Sunday: Worship Service starts at 10:30am in person or online
  • Wednesday: Bible Study starts at 6:00pm through Facebook Live

Lanai Car Rental is now open.

Lanai Community Health Center:

  • Testing is available by appointment and as ordered by your provider at Lanai Community Health Center (808-565-6919).
  • LCHC virtual fitness classes are now available! Click here for the full schedule. There’s two ways you can participate.
    1. Like the Lanai Fit Class Facebook page and join them for classes via Facebook Live.
    2. ZOOM Conference app. If you do not have the ZOOM app on your computer or phone, they recommend downloading it. For more information on the ZOOM classes, email mbolo@lanaihealth.org.

Lanai Facilities Department is available by phone (808-565-3974) or email (housing@pulamalanai.com) only. Rent payments accepted by check or money order – drop in the Facilities door drop box. Credit card payments can be called in.

Lanai Federal Credit Union

  • Lanai FCU is open Monday – Friday, 8:30am through 4:30pm.
  • Notary services will be by appointment only. For more information, call (808) 565-6522.

Lanai Kinaole is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5:30pm.

The Lanai Police Station

  • Lobby hours are Monday – Friday, 7:45am through 4:30pm.
  • When the station is closed, if you need to contact police on a non-emergency matter, please call the station at 808-565-8388 and you will be transferred to Molokai Dispatch for service.
  • If you are experiencing a law enforcement-related emergency, call 911.
  • Please call to make an appointment for fingerprinting or firearms permit/registration services.
  • Please observe current face mask and social distancing requirements when entering the police station.

Lanai Union Church

  • Worship is available only through Facebook Live.
  • All other programs, ministries, and outside groups are canceled. This includes tutoring, youth group, Bible study, and the 12 step groups (AA, NA).

Lanai Water Company is available by phone (808-565-3664) or email (info@lanaiwatercompany.com) only. Payments accepted by phone or online. If you’re making a water payment by check or money order, please drop it in the Facilities door drop box.

The MEO Maui Shopping Trips are canceled until further notice.

Nita’s In-Style Beauty Salon is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 4pm. Appointments only.

Ohana by Hawaiian – All schedules are subject to change, so please also check the Ohana Website or call 800-367-5320 for the most current schedule.

Okamoto Realty is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm. Closed on Wednesday.

Rainbow Pharmacy

  • Hours of operation:
    • Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
    • Saturday: 9am – 1pm

Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary Church

  • The church is able to accommodate 26 parishioners at one time. Seats will be available on a first come-first serve basis.
  • Mass Schedule:
    Saturday – 6:00pm
    Sunday – 7:00am, 10:00am, and 5:00pm

Straub Medical Center – Lanai Clinic

  • Testing is available by appointment and as ordered by your provider at Straub Lanai Family Health Center (808-565-6423).
  • Regular Clinic Hours:
    • Monday and Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Every other Saturday: 8 a.m. – noon
  • MyChart messaging, E-visit, scheduled telephone visit, and video visit offered during normal business hours.
  • After hours, call the Physician-on-Call line at (808) 633-0071.

VanQuaethem Chiropractic Maui is currently closed.

Venture Physical Therapy

  • Hours of operation:
    • Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm, hours subject to change.

Young Brothers will continue to accept and deliver essential cargo including food, water and household consumer products. To ensure the health and safety of their employees and the community, they will not be able to accept some non-essential cargo including private vehicles. Click here for more information.

 

RECREATION

The following will be closed/canceled until further notice (dates subject to change):

  • Hale Keaka 
  • Saturday Market

Community Pool is open. Please note the new rules.

Hunting Updates (effective immediately):

We have resumed public, reserved hunts in the rifle and shotgun areas. All rules, bag limits, area boundaries, and prices that were in effect prior to March 24 are reinstated with the following notes and conditions.

Lanai Resident Hunters:

  • All rifle and shotgun areas are open for reservations.
  • All archery areas are open as usual.
    • Shotgun 3 is CLOSED to archers, and is back to being a reserved shotgun area.
  • Hunters may only reserve a rifle or shotgun area within 6-weeks of the hunt date. Reservations for dates outside of 6 weeks will not be accepted. Existing reservations that are more than 6 weeks from the hunt date are not affected by this change and will be honored.
  • Hunt a rifle or shotgun area for 50% off!  Every weekday at 4PM, any rifle or shotgun area that is not reserved for the next day, may be reserved at a 50% discount ($40 rifle, $25 shotgun). These reservations will be taken first-come, first-serve. There will not be “wait lists” or “call lists” for unreserved hunting areas.
  • CGMA Doe Control Hunts

Non-Lanai Resident Hunters:

  • Off-island hunters may not reserve rifle and shotgun areas at this time. We will continue to monitor state and mainland travel restrictions as well as COVID-19 trends in general, and hope to safely welcome off-island rifle and shotgun hunters soon.
  • Off-island hunters may purchase archery permits. We will be closely monitoring the number of off-island archery hunters and if the number becomes excessive, archery permits for off-island hunters may be suspended.

General Notes:

  • We recommend hunters call the permit office 2-5PM (808-565-3102) weekdays to arrange their permit, rather than coming to the office in person.
  • All rules are subject to change on short notice.
  • All county, state, and federal rules for COVID-19 are in effect.

Island Activities/Love Lanai outlets and services:

The following activities will temporarily be closed effective
Sunday, August 9th until further notice:

  • Cultural Workshops,  Cultural Table Lei Making, Crafts, and
    Talk Story, Resort Cultural Tours
  • Guided Jeep Holo Holo Tours and Fishing Tours
  • Love Lanai Cultural Experiences Resort Desk
  • Evening Pu Blowing Celebration
  • Lanai Guided Hikes
  • Lanai Ocean Sports
  • Lanai Ranch, Horseback Riding
  • Lanai Off Road – Polaris UTV
  • Aina Ahi Ahi Dinners
  • Live on Lanai – Hawaiian Music Program
  • Lanai Archery and Sporting Clays

Lanai Culture & Heritage Center will be temporarily closed effective Monday, August 10.  Lanai residents interested in visiting may call 565-7177 or email shelly@lanaichc.org to make arrangements to visit.

The Lanai Cat Sanctuary is now open.

  • Support the Lanai Cat Sanctuary through their online store

The Lanai Adventure Park is open Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 4pm. To book a future tour, email info@lanaiadventurepark.com or call (808) 563-0096.

 

RETAIL

Lanai Hardware is open Monday – Friday from 7:30am – 5:00pm.

Lanai Hula Hut is open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm.

The Local Gentry

  • Hours of operation:
    • Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
    • Saturday: 10am – 5pm
    • Sunday: 10am – 2pm

The Manele General Store is closed until further notice.

Mike Carroll Gallery is open daily from 10am – 6pm.

NAPA Auto Parts 

  • Hours of operation:
    • Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
    • Saturday: 8am – 12pm

Rainbow Pharmacy

  • Hours of operation:
    • Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
    • Saturday: 9am – 1pm

Sergio Oriental Store is open daily between 12:30pm -1:30pm and closes at 6pm.

Thrift Shop is open Thursday and Saturday from 8:30am -11:30am. By appointment only.

 

PARKS

  • ALL camping at Hulopoe Beach Park will not be allowed until further notice.
  • Hulopoe Beach Park is only open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. All beach park guests should practice social distancing and good hygiene protocols.
    • Park facilities including parking and restrooms are available during park hours only.
    • Tents are prohibited.
    • No use of grills and no cooking until further notice.
    • No community or large gatherings are allowed. Gatherings are limited to 10 people or less.
    • No organized or contact sports are allowed.
    • Tables will be spaced to allow for social distancing; please do not move tables.
    • No commercial activity.

 

SPORTS

  • Cavendish Golf Course is now open to Lanai residents. Please review the important rules for play.
  • Four Seasons Tennis (effective October 15th)
    • Hours of operation: Tuesday thru Saturday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
    • Court reservations must be made in advance
  • Manele Golf Course 
    • Current days of operation: Friday thru Sunday; tee times start at 9:00am and the golf course closes at 4:00pm
    • Effective October 15th:
    • Days of operation: Tuesday thru Sunday
    • Tee times start at 8:00am and the course will close at 4:00pm
    • The Golf Shop will be open 7:30am – 4:00pm
    • The Driving Range will be open 7:30am – 3:00pm
    • Tee times MUST be made in advance of play – No walk-ons will be allowed
    • Only one person per cart unless from the same household
    • Face masks MUST be worn in all public areas including the staging, area, golf shop, and restrooms

 

PUBLIC EVENTS

September (every Friday) ~ E Kupaa a Kakou Music Series
Mayor Victorino announces a Hawaiian music series honoring the strength of community live-streamed every Friday in September.  Read more…
E Kupaa a Kakou Schedule & Performers


Assistance Programs

Small Business Relief Program

The new Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund utilizes CARES Act funds to help local small businesses recover and survive impacts from COVID-19. The fund covers reimbursable business expenses limited to rent/lease payments, utility payments and COVID-19-related safety precautions at the place of business. The maximum award for small businesses is $7,500.

Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund applications will be available starting August 3, 2020 until October 31, 2020, based on availability of funds.

Applications will ONLY be accepted online.

For more information, visit: https://www.covid19mauinui.com/kokua-maui-county

 

Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (HELP)

HELP provides financial assistance for Maui County residents to pay for essential needs due to a layoff, reduction in hours or loss of income related to COVID-19. Essential needs include food, personal hygiene, household basics (cleaning products, paper goods, etc.), over the counter medicine, rent, mortgage, utility payments, phone or internet service, car payments, and other essential needs.

For more information, visit: http://www.meoinc.org/content/5f0d1547ba9c4/H.E.L.P.html

 

The Lanai Quarantine Assistance Group

If you need to quarantine and need help with errands, The Lanai Quarantine Assistance Group offers help for free.

For more information, visit: Need to Quarantine

 

Maui County Virtual Job Fair

Review job listings in Maui County and take advantage of training opportunities.

For more information, visit: https://mauicountyvirtualjobfair.com/

 

MEO Rural Shopping Program

MEO will be offering transportation for those who want/need to shop for their essentials.  Available Mon/Wed/Fri 2pm – 4pm
For more information, visit: MEO RSH

 

Keep Yourself Healthy, Keep Lanai Healthy

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Maui County and the state of Hawaii have issued public health amendments and travel orders designed to keep the community healthy and limit demands on our health care system.

The eleventh supplementary proclamation can be read here.

14 Day Self-Quarantine Travel Policy

Governor David Ige is requiring non-local visitors to Hawaii to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Visitors are required to self-quarantine in their hotel room or place of lodging. The Governer has also reinstated the mandatory 14-day quarantine for any travel other than arrival on Oahu.

The quarantine includes travel from Maui to Hawaii Island or Kauai, as well as travel to and from Molokai and Lanai. If you are traveling to Honolulu, then you would not have to quarantine for 14 days while on Oahu. However, you would have to quarantine when you return home to Maui County. Read More

Interisland Travel

CARES Act

Please find below a list of recent guides to the aid and programs being made available to assist businesses during the ongoing pandemic:

 

Protect Yourself and Others

It is imperative we be mindful of precautions and we’re still preparing for this pandemic should it reach our shores. So Lanai medical providers and first responders have developed a Lanai-specific set of Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]. Download the FAQ in the following languages:

Familiar Faces Share Information About COVID-19

Tips to keep you, your family, and the Lanai community healthy, created by Anthony Pacheco.

 

Below are tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Mental Health of America to help keep you and your loved ones healthy and prepared.

Stay Healthy

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. Throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs and light switches.
  • Limit travel unless absolutely necessary. Travelers returning to Hawaii are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
  • Stay home if you’re sick, except to get medical care.
  • Older adults and people with chronic health conditions should take extra measures to distance themselves from others who are sick.

Avoid Close Contact

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
  • Follow the Maui County amendment to stay at home and work from home, except for essential activities, essential businesses or government operations.
  • Practice social distancing. If you must be in a group of people, maintain distance of at least six feet.

Be Prepared

  • Prepare your household with food and other daily necessities to reduce the amount of shopping trips you need to take.
  • Buy only what you need and be mindful of the needs of others in the community.
  • Offer to shop for elderly family and friends or those who are not able to shop for themselves.

Getting Care

  • If you need medical care, call ahead to your health care provider or health center and let them know about your symptoms and any travel history. If you need emergency care, call 911.
  • Testing is available by appointment and as ordered by your provider at Lanai Community Health Center (808-565-6969) and at Straub Lanai Family Health Center (808-565-6423).

Mental Health Recommendations

  • When asked to socially distance and self-isolate, it can be difficult for those experiencing depression or who are in need of emotional support.
  • We can all help by reaching out to one another through texts, phone calls and video calls.
  • Remember to check in with kupuna.
  • While you’re at home, it’s important to focus on practicing self-care, managing stress and not engaging in unhealthy coping skills.
  • It is important to stay up-to-date with information about COVID-19, but over-checking can lead to increased anxiety. Schedule one or two times to check the news during the day and stick to it.

Above all else, we ask that everyone display care, courtesy and good judgement to keep ourselves and each other safe and healthy.

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