Governor Ige lifted capacity limits Friday for gyms, bars and restaurants. These establishments may now operate at full capacity with the implementation of requiring proof of vaccination or negative Covid test within 48 hours. Outdoor establishments are not subject to restrictions.
Indoor establishments are still required to be seated 6 feet apart. This for some business with smaller square footage will still have them remaining at 50% capacity, but they are hopeful that this is the beginning of more restrictions being lifted.
To read more about the executive order, via the Maui News here.
Owners of long term rental properties will be eligible for tax exemptions. If a property owner has a signed lease for 12 consecutive months of the same occupant, the owner may be able to receive up to a $200,000 exemption. If you have more then one home you wish to file exemptions for, they must be on different parcels. Any portion used for commercial use will not qualify for exemptions.
Long term rental exemption applications need to be filed by December 31st for 2022. Applicants must also include the signed lease. Any questions can be addressed from the Real Property Assessment Division.
Notice it appears Maui may begin requiring a secondary COVID-19 rapid test upon arrival or a ten day quarantine. Stay tunned for when notification goes out. The Maui Mayor is waiting for approval from the Governor. Then there will be a notice giving time to everyone. We will blog it when we know.
Great news regarding travel to Maui (without a 14-day quarantine) from the Mainland US beginning October 15, 2020 with a valid negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours before arrival on Maui. See link below. While we are still experiencing Covid-19 cases worldwide it appears that we are finding a way forward while medical doctors are having success in curing most Covid-19 cases. We will hopefully have a vaccine available in the next few months.
Below is a quick synopsis from the Maui Chamber of Commerce.
Governor Ige Announces New Travel Reopening Date
Governor Ige just announced that the new date to launch the Trans-Pacific pre-travel test program is now October 15th. They are currently working with various partners including CVS and Kaiser Permanente on these tests and creating a digital platform.
Lieutenant Governor Green provided an overview of the process:
Arriving passengers will be exempt from the 14-day quarantine if they take a test no more than 72 hours in advance of travel and test negative for COVID-19.
The test must be a NAAT test conducted in a certified lab.
If test results are not available at the time of arrival, visitors will have to remain in quarantine until they get the test results.
This pre-travel test policy will include children of all ages.
Visitors will be responsible for the cost of the test.
We hope to see you soon on Maui. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Call or email.