CORONA VIRUS UPDATES | EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2020:
In regards to the Corona Virus: COVID-19 has negatively affected travel plans all over the world, and we want to ensure that we are showing reserved guests the most Aloha during this time, therefore we have come up with a policy to address this situation.
For guests who's travel has been restricted due to the Corona Virus - Menehune Reservations has opted to allow the opportunity to transfer their upcoming reservations to anytime between now and one calendar year of the original dates reserved. This temporary Booking Credit includes re-booking the same unit, or a comparable unit with no refunds in monies paid. Should the guest choose not to utilize the Booking Credit, Menehune Reservations has opted to allow complete cancellations with full refunds (less the Credit Card Processing Fee). This refund window is subject to change based on state and county regulations. We hope that with this temporary policy, we are able to offer the best customer service to our guests while also honoring the integrity of our Owner's businesses.
While the State of Hawaii has slowly begun to lift Stay-At-Home orders in CDC regulated phases, Governor Ige has ordered all persons entering the State of Hawaii to self-quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of their stay on any island(s), whichever is shorter. These orders apply to all Out of State arrivals indefinitely. Failure to comply with all rules and protocols related to this quarantine is punishable by fines of up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year. However, beginning September 1st, 2020 - Out of State Arrivals have the opportunity to show proof of a negative COVID19 medical exam (taken prior to arrival), in lieu of participating in the 14 Day Quarantine. More information on this decision for an alternative option can be found here.
Additionally, short-term Rentals can accommodate HI residents (with valid HI State ID) and guests whom have already completed the mandatory 14 Day Quarantine, as of June 16th, 2020. In compliance with these regulations, and with safety as our priority, we will continue to review every reservation request with caution. For more information on the virus and regulations within the state of Hawaii, please visit: https://hawaiicovid19.com .
Ige Announces Delays to Pre-Test Travel Program (July 13, 2020)
Governor Ige announces that he is delaying opening the State to pre-test travel until September 1st. The decision comes after discussions with Mayors, and the Department of Health.
In response to today’s announcement, Chris Tatum, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) said, “We want to welcome back our visitors once our state is ready to do so in a safe manner that will hopefully avoid the need to backtrack in the future. Once we receive details on the process and requirements from the Department of Transportation and the DOH, we will share that information with the visitor industry.”
The governor said during the news briefing this afternoon: “We have always said that we will make decisions based on the health and safety of our community as the highest priority. This decision came through much much discussion and we have assessed the situation that we see before us and over the past few weeks. I’ve already mentioned that we’ve set a new record in the number of cases – 42. And just a reminder a few days before that we had set the previous record of 41 cases.”
Gov. Ige added: “On the U.S. mainland we continue to see uncontrolled outbreaks and surges. This includes the highest number of daily cases in California, Texas, Arizona and Florida, and increasing cases in Nevada. As we speak right now, the outbreaks on the mainland are not in control and we don’t believe that that situation would change significantly by August 1st as we had hoped.”
To see the Governors Press Conference Video please visit https://www.facebook.com/MauiVacationRentalAssociation/posts/178049793725608
MENEHUNE SHORES SPECIFIC NOTICES:
- Elevator Project has currently been delayed, to the end of April due to the COVID-19 pandemic - date is subject to change.
- The BBQ areas and the Roof are still open for the time being.
- The AOAO Office hours will continue with its normal hours of operation, of 9am - 2pm, Monday through Friday. The office doors will be closed but, there is a COVID-19 window that is available.
- Building is continuously being sprayed on a daily basis with hospital grade disinfectant (i.e.: hand railings, doorknobs, elevator buttons, etc.)
Mahalo for your kokua during this time,
Menehune Reservations Team