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Solid Waste Service Closures at 11:00 a.m. Today, November 17, 2020

(Scrap Metal and White Goods/Appliances at East Hawai‘i Locations:

Hilo, Pāhoa, Kea‘au and Laupāhoehoe)


Hilo Scrap Metal and White Goods services at the Hilo Transfer Station will close today at 11:00 a.m. The Scrap Metal and White Goods services should reopen as regularly scheduled tomorrow, November 18, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Pāhoa Scrap Metal and White Goods services at the Pāhoa Transfer Station will close today at 11:00 a.m. The Scrap Metal and White Goods services should reopen as regularly scheduled tomorrow, November 18, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Keaʻau Scrap Metal and White Goods services at the Kea‘au Transfer Station will close today at 11:00 a.m. The Scrap Metal and White Goods services should reopen as regularly scheduled tomorrow, November 18, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Laupāhoehoe Scrap Metal and White Goods services at the Laupāhoehoe Transfer Station will close today at 11:00 a.m. The Scrap Metal and White Goods services should reopen as regularly scheduled Friday, November 20, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.


Please visit our www.hawaiizerowaste.org website for future closure information and locations, or call the Department of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Division Office, at 961-8270.


To register for Solid Waste notifications (via email or text), visit our website at www.hawaiizerowaste.org.


Contact:

Michael Kaha, Solid Waste Division Deputy Chief, County of Hawaiʻi Department of Environmental Mgmt. (office main line 808-961-8083; Solid Waste Admin 808-961-8270)

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is accepting COVID-19 Health and Safety Plans from hotel operators in Hawaii as required by Gov. David Ige’s Fifteenth Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Emergency, which he signed yesterday.


According to the proclamation, the plan “shall identify the measures the operator has enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and what guests, customers, invitees, employees, contractors, vendors and other persons who enter the property’s premises may expect in terms of service, accommodations and required safety protocols.” In addition, the plan “shall address all applicable guidance from the CDC and it shall be the responsibility of the hotel operator of each property to accommodate guests who become positive for COVID-19 or are identified as close contacts of a person who is positive for COVID-19, either by accommodating these guests at the property or by securing alternative accommodations.”


The proclamation requires that all “hotel operators shall publish the COVID-19 Health and Safety Plans of each property they operate, including by making it available on their websites and by submitting it to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.”


HTA is accepting COVID-19 Health and Safety Plans from hotel operators in Hawai‘i by email at hotelcovidplans@gohta.net. They must be sent as a PDF. All other formats will not be accepted. HTA is not responsible for ensuring that the submitted plans comply with the requirements of the proclamation. Hotels are urged to review their respective plans to ensure compliance before emailing them to HTA.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Plans that are received in the correct PDF format will be posted at https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/covid-19-updates/hotel-covid-plans/.

HTA recommends that hotel properties contact their respective association for further guidance and assistance.


For questions regarding the submission of the required plans, please email hotelcovidplans@gohta.net.



Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, November 18, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lāna‘i.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place in the County parking lot located between the County gym and school cafeteria. Cars may line up at 12:30 p.m.


Distribution is from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. or until supplies run out.


Bags will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.


To maximize social distancing, produce distribution will be done in a grab-and-go drive-through (no walk up). Motorists will have the option of getting bags placed in their vehicle’s trunk or rear cargo area. Recipients must wear face masks.


Mayor Victorino thanked Councilmember Riki Hokama, the Lāna‘i District Office of the Maui County Council, the Department of Parks and Recreation and Police Department for their assistance with the produce distribution event.


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