Maui County said today it has closed its Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing office in Lahaina after an employee reported testing positive for COVID-19.
The closure, effective immediately, will last for 10 days. The employee, who is asymptomatic, is self-quarantining, and other Lahaina office employees are also self-quarantining. The state Department of Health will contact the office employees affected as well as members of the public serviced by the COVID-19 positive employee.
“I thank the Department of Finance and its Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing for taking immediate action to close this office for the health and safety of our employees and the general public,” said Mayor Michael Victorino in a news release. “We will monitor the health of everyone closely, and the facility will be disinfected and sanitized thoroughly. We continue to remind everyone to diligently follow COVID-19 safety protocols, including wearing face masks, watching physical distancing and washing hands frequently.”
The county asks people who visited the Lahaina office this week to monitor themselves for symptoms and consider getting tested for COVID-19 or consulting with their health care provider for advice. The county offers free testing through its community testing programs, which people can pre-register for via this link.
The County’s Lahaina testing facility is open Mondays and Thursdays. The Kihei facility is open Tuesdays and Fridays, and the Kahului facility is open Wednesdays and Saturdays. Additionally, all sites will be open at the same time next Wednesday.
West Maui residents who need vehicle registration renewals may go online or visit the kiosk at Lahaina Cannery Mall Safeway store. For in-person service, customers may go to other DMVL offices.
For more information, call DMVL at (808) 270-7363.