As I own a condo in Maui at The Whaler on Kaanapali beach, I have been keeping track of things that are happening with respect to the Corona virus and the effects it has had on tourism. As you may have imagined, the island's economy has been devastated with the lack of tourists that typically would be vacationing on all Hawaiian Islands at this time of year. Hawaii has the lowest rate of infection of all 50 states in the USA, so they must be doing something right. They have been extremely protective of their islands, issuing a 14 day quarantine for anybody arriving on the islands, including returning residents. Just recently however, they have begun to loosen up some restrictions to try and jump-start their economy. Here's what's planned to open on Maui in the next few weeks:
- May 22: Drive in religious services
▪ May 25: Hair and nail salons
▪ June 5: Dine-in restaurant services
Hopefully easing of these restrictions will not have a negative effect on the island's low infection rate.