Senator English thanks Bank of Hawai'i for keeping Hana branch open during COVID-19 pandemic
Hāna, Maui – Senator J. Kalani English (Hāna, East and Upcountry Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i and Kaho‘olawe) expresses his thanks to Bank of Hawai'i for keeping the Hāna branch in operation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the senator’s prompting in discussions with the major institution, the branch on the island’s east side will remain open during this health crisis.
Bank president and CEO Peter Ho said in a statement Monday that the temporary streamlining of branch operations due to the novel coronavirus would result in the closing of 39 of their 68 banks across the state and the West Pacific region.
“Because we are so remote, and it’s the only bank in the region, we’re especially pleased with the bank’s decision to continue to help serve our town’s residents and businesses,” said Senator English. “This will also lessen the spread of the virus, since people wouldn’t have to make the long trip to Wailuku or town to do their banking.”
Other branches in Maui County located on the other side of Maui – specifically those in Kahului, Kihei, Kaunakakai, Lahaina, Lana‘i, and Pukalani – will also remain open.