July 9, 2020

COVID-19: Lanai Reopening Updates

Last updated: July 9, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

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

Indoor & Outdoor Gatherings Expanded

  • Indoor gatherings have expanded to a total of 50 persons.
  • Outdoor gatherings have expanded to a total of 100 persons.
  • Groups within gatherings are still limited to 10 people maximum, with exceptions for sports practices.
    • Example: 5 groups of 10 persons for indoor gatherings
  • Physical distancing of at least 6 feet between separate groups must be maintained.


  • Limit occupancy to NO more than 50% of the maximum capacity.
  • Limit groups to up to 10 people within the bar.
  • Groups must maintain at least 6 feet distance from other groups.
    • Bars are encouraged to designate areas to separate groups through ropes or other physical separation for standing areas and seating.
  • Bars are encouraged to:
    • Have customers enter and exit through different entries.
    • Implement cashless and receiptless transactions.

Canoe Paddling

  • Six-person and 12-person canoe paddling are now permitted.
  • Anyone sick or exhibiting symptoms shall not participate.
  • Paddles and other equipment should not be shared.
  • Paddlers should follow proper hygiene protocols; gloves and masks are encouraged, but not required.

Outdoor Organized Team Sports

  • Outdoor organized team sports are being phased in at County Park facilities.
    • Phase 1: Team-based practice and skill-building drills allowed to resume.
    • Phase 2: Competitive team play may resume July 1.
  • This includes outdoor team sports such as baseball, softball, soccer, outdoor volleyball, outdoor basketball and other similar outdoor team sports.
    • County outdoor basketball courts are open on a first come, first serve basis.
    • Football and Rugby practices will not be allowed to start at this time.
  • Guidelines will need to be met to ensure safe Return to Play. The Parks department will be reaching out to all League coordinators with existing outdoor field permits.
  • Physical distancing of 6 feet or more between individuals may generally be maintained.
  • NO close contact activities, including, but not limited to, huddles, high fives and handshakes.
  • Groups are limited to a single Sports Program team, or a maximum of 30 participants, including players and coaches, whichever is less.
  • All League Coordinators and participants shall follow guidance from the CDC and Return to Play guidelines developed by the National or State Associations that govern local leagues.
  • League Coordinators should contact the DPR Main Permits Office at (808) 270-7389 if there are any questions.

What Remains CLOSED

  • Nightclubs
  • Theaters
  • Public Gathering Venues
  • Banquet Halls
  • County Community Centers
  • County Gymnasiums

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.


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 / Saturday: 10am – 8pm

Coffee Works

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

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

Lanai City Bar & Grille

  • Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday from 5pm – 9pm.
  • The Lanai City Bar & Grille dining room is now open. Takeout and delivery is still available. Diners are asked to observe the new social distancing guidelines to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable dining experience.
  • The restaurant has a brand new menu.
  • All customers are required to wear a face mask before entering the restaurant.
  • In-restaurant dining and entertainment will be temporarily suspended.

Lanai City Service

  • Lanai City Service and Plantation Store will open at 6am and close at 8pm.
  • 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:
    • Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday: 9am – 1pm; 5pm – 7pm
    • Monday / Thursday / Saturday: 9am – 1pm
  • Takeout only
  • Delivery availability dependent on driver schedule

Pele’s Other Garden

  • Hours of operation:
    • Monday – Friday: 11am – 2pm; 4:40pm – 8pm
    • Saturday: 4:40pm – 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 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:
  • 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.


  • Hours of operation:
    • Open daily: 11am – 3pm



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 is now operating and accepting passengers.
  • 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 must be worn upon boarding and while on the vessel.
  • Seating is limited and subject to physical distancing guidelines.
  • Each passenger is allowed two suitcases and a carry-on.
  • 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.

First Hawaiian Bank

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

Four Seasons

  • Four Seasons Resort Lanai is open. For reservations, call 1 (800) 321-4666.
  • Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort is open. For reservations, call 1 (800) 321-4666.

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

Hawaiian Electric has extended a moratorium on service connections through June 30. Customers should NOT worry about their power being shut off due to nonpayment through the end of June, and any threat of immediate disconnection should be treated as a scam. Read full news release:

Hotel Lanai is open.  For reservations call 800-795-7211 or 808-565-7211.

Karen M. Brown is currently closed.

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

Lanai Art Center is open Monday-Saturday 10am – 2pm. Must wear a mask and use hand sanitizer upon entering.

Lanai Car Rental will reopen on Tuesday, June 16.

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

Lanai Facilities Department is available by phone (808-565-3974) or email ( 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 ( 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 – 5pm.

Ohana by Hawaiian (through June 30th).  All schedules are subject to change, so please also check the Ohana Website or call 800-367-5320 for the most current schedule.

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

Rainbow Pharmacy

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

Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary Church

  • The church will be reopened on Saturday, May 30. The church is able to accommodate 26 parishioners at one time. Seats will be available on a first come-first serve basis. If the seating capacity is full, you will be asked to attend the next Mass times of your choice. We will account for seating through a ticket system.
  • Mass Schedule:
    Saturday – 6:00pm
    Sunday – 7:00am, 10:00am, and 5:00pm (NEW, temporary for the month of June, subject to change)
  • The continuation of the live-streamed Masses is highly recommended as a benefit to those who are home-bound, sick, or otherwise vulnerable. Log-in information can be found at
  • Bishop Larry Silva has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday through June 30, 2020 for all the faithful. Therefore, when the church is open for Mass, no one is obliged to attend until further notice.
  • Those who are symptomatic or who have been exposed to another person with COVID-19 are not permitted to attend church services until they are cleared by their healthcare provider. Those are risk because of an underlying health issue are strongly encouraged to avoid the risk of attending public celebrations of Mass. Before June 30, 2020, an evaluation will be conducted whether or not to extend the dispensation longer.
  • How can you attend the Mass? (These are guidelines from the Diocese to be followed for the Masses)
    1. Church doors will open 1 hour prior to start of Mass. If you come early, please stay in your vehicle until the church door opens. Line starts along the Rectory (Father’s house). Please follow the 6 feet distance lines painted on the ground. For contact tracing purposes, we will need your name and contact number in case of an outbreak of the virus.
    2. You will be issued a ticket and an usher will escort you to your assigned seat. Tickets are color coded for each Mass. Therefore, tickets cannot be reused for another Mass. One ticket is good for one Mass. Please hold on to your ticket. You will need to present your ticket in case you need to leave Mass to re-enter the church.
    3. Face mask is required to enter the church and will be worn by all who attend the Mass. The only time face masks can be removed is after receiving Holy Communion. Immediately after consuming the host, face masks must be place back on.
    4. Please sanitize your hands prior to entering the church.
    5. Social distancing is in effect at all times. Other than parents of small children, adults and older children who share the same household shall also observe social distancing.
    6. After Mass, please follow the usher’s instructions keeping 6 feet social distancing as you leave the church.
    7. Socializing and visiting in the parking lot is not allowed. Please go directly to your vehicle and exit the parking lot.
    8. Please drop your Donations / Offerings / Mass Intentions in the locked drop box before located at the entrance of the church before or after the Mass. Please do not put Mass intentions on the Altar or hand them to the priest. If Mass intention is to be said at a specific Mass, please call or text Fr. Jose at (808) 281-1987 at least 2 hours prior to the start of Mass. If not, Mass intentions will be mentioned the following weekend Mass.

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
    • Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 1pm

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.



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):

Effective July 7th, we will be resuming 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.

Lāna‘i 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.

Non-Lāna‘i 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:

Effective July 1, the following will be open to resort guests:

  • Cultural Workshops
  • Cultural Table Lei Making, Crafts, and Talk Story
  • 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
  • Resort Cultural Tours

The following will remained closed until further notice:

  • Lanai Off Road – Polaris UTV
  • Aina Ahi Ahi Dinners
  • Live on Lanai – Hawaiian Music Program
  • Lanai Archery and Sporting Clays

Lanai Culture & Heritage Center is open Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 3:30pm.

The Lanai Cat Sanctuary will be closed until further notice.

The Lanai Adventure Park is open. To book a future tour, email or call (808) 563-0096.



Lanai Fine Art is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 3pm.

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

Lanai Hula Hut is open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm. Only 3 people at a time allowed in the store.

The Local Gentry

  • Hours of operation:
    • Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
    • Saturday: 10am – 5pm
    • Sunday: 10am – 2pm

The Manele General Store is closed until further notice.

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 8am -11:30am. By appointment only.



  • ALL camping at Hulopoe Beach Park will not be allowed until further notice.
  • Hulopoe Beach Park is now open. All beach park guests should practice social distancing and good hygiene protocols.
    • No use of grills 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.



  • Cavendish Golf Course is now open to Lanai residents. Please review the important rules for play.
  • Four Seasons tennis is closed until further notice.
  • Manele Golf Course 
    • Days of operation will be Wednesday through Sunday.
    • Tee times will start at 9:00am with tee times running every 10 minutes. You must have a reserved tee time to play – no walk-ons will be allowed. Golf course closes at 4:00pm.
    • You must still make a tee time by calling the golf shop at (808) 565-2222.
    • The Golf Shop is open from 8:00am till 4:00pm. Social guidelines will be in effect.
    • The Driving Range is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8:30am – 2:00pm for warm up (starting 30 minutes before your tee time) and golf lessons.
    • Club storage and rental clubs are available. Staff will be able to assist with clubs and will wash their hands/gloves between touching of clubs/bags.
    • The Phase 2 Guidelines will be in effect. Please review ALL guidelines prior to your arrival at the course. Face masks are mandatory in all public areas.
    • All play will start from the designated starting hole – no exceptions.
  • All MIL sporting events have been canceled until further notice.



Junk Car Collection: July 6-17


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 ninth 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.

Interisland Travel


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

As of April 10th, Lanai remains COVID-19 free. However, 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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