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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Ka‘ū News Briefs, Thursday, August 6, 2020

Old Navy donated more than 21,000 garments to Boys & Girls Club of Hawaiʻi Island. The clothing will
be distributed soon throughout the community, including to struggling families in Kaʻū. See more below
Photo from Boys & Girls Club
A 14-DAY INTERISLAND QUARANTINE WILL BE REINSTATED TUESDAY FOR ANYONE VISITING OR RETURNING TO THE NEIGHBOR ISLANDS. Neighbor Island travelers to Oʻahu will be allowed without quarantine but must go into quarantine when they return to any Neighbor Island. Gov. David Ige made the announcement this afternoon.
     The reinstatement of interisland quarantine comes with the rise in COVID-19 counts on Oʻahu. Hawaiʻi County Mayor Harry Kim, Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino, and Kauaʻi County Mayor Derek  Kawakami asked for the restriction to prevent more introduction of coronavirus to the islands will very little disease.

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SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, NON-PROFITS, AND RESIDENTS CAN RECEIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE earmarked for Hawai‘i County through the federal CARES Act Program. The County will receive $80 million in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and has partnered with local organizations to distribute the first $32 million of these critical dollars into our community during the COVID-19 emergency.
     Mayor Harry Kim said, "Getting these funds into our community is extremely important. It is a small step towards addressing the issue of the economic pain experienced by families and businesses on the island."
      The County received 140 proposals for CARES Act programs seeking $130 million in funding. The County is currently working to finalize funding awards to local partners to establish additional assistance programs for community and family resilience, food assistance, and childcare.
     Applications for the following programs will be available:
     Business and Non-Profit Grants – Hawai‘i Island Credit Unions: Participating credit unions will provide up to $10,000 for unduplicated gap funding to support core operations, safe on-going and reopening costs, personal protective equipment, and training and technical assistance. The business or non-profit must employ 50 people or less.
     Individual Grants to Prevent Homelessness – Hawaiian Community Assets, Inc.: With participating partners to provide unduplicated emergency rent, lease, or mortgage payments for households directly impacted by COVID-19.
     Non-Governmental Utilities Assistance – Hawai‘i County Economic Opportunity Council: Up to $500 of unduplicated utility payment assistance to households directly impacted by COVID-19.
     Applicants can visit www.hawaiicounty.gov/cares to see the required documentation needed for each program. The webpage will be updated when the applications are available in the next few weeks.
Volunteers unpacked and sorted clothing donated by Old Navy for
victims of the pandemic through Boys & Girls Club.
Photo from Boys & Girls Club 

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OLD NAVY DONATED MORE THAN 21,000 garments to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaiʻi Island for distribution to those in need. On Tuesday, volunteers and staff of Boys & Girls Club, Hawaiʻi Government Employees Association, Department of Education Homeless Concerns liasons, and Rotary Club of Hilo Bay, convened to unbox, remove store tags, and sort the new clothing.
     The clothing will soon be packaged and transported by Boys & Girls Club into communities throughout the island and given out to children, kūpuna, homeless families, and struggling family households who are significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
     Boys & Girls Club Chief Executive Officer Chad Cabral said, "All clothing offered, like our community support meals, and mobile youth outreach services will be provided free-of-charge. During this pandemic, Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island remains committed in our efforts to bring key supplemental resources and family support assistance that communities are in need of."
     He noted the organization's Mobile Youth Outreach implementation, we will continue to drive direct into our rural area communities to provide our M-F hot meals, educational resources for youth (i.e. homework assistance, "at-home" school supplies, academic tutoring, distance learning technology), and now clothing resources to those that are going without. "Thank you to Old Navy for the generous donation and thank you to everyone that continues to support the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island!"
     Cabral asked that Kaʻū residents call in with knowledge of any child or family in need of clothing or food. Call 961-5536.

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NEW THERMAL TEMPERATURE SCREENING EQUIPMENT is in use at Hawai‘i airports receiving trans-Pacific passengers, as of Wednesday. The screening identifies passengers with temperatures of 100.4 degrees and above, to assess them for COVID-19. It is Phase I of a program designed to keep Hawaiʻi safe when opening up for more trans-Pacific passengers in the future. The date is set for Sept. 1, but could be delayed due to a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases on Oʻahu.
A notice to let airport arrivals know that thermal screening
cameras are in operation to check temperatures.
Photo from state Department of Transportation
      Each passenger would be tested for COVID-19 ahead of their trip and receive an exemption from the 14-day quarantine if the test comes up negative. Passengers with high temperatures will be pulled aside upon arrival and all passengers will submit to facial imaging to help identify and keep track of COVID-19 carriers and those in quarantine.
     Phase II of the project, scheduled to be completed by Aug. 20, will be installation of additional temperature scanning equipment at more gates in the airports. Phase III will be installation of the facial imaging equipment by Dec. 31.
     Jason Van Sice is Vice President of Aviation, NEC Corp. of America, which won the contract with State of Hawaiʻi to install temperature screening and facial imaging at Hilo, Kona, Maui, and Honolulu Airports. He said his company was able to complete Phase I of project install thermal screening quickly, and on budget. About 90 percent of the employees are local residents, he said.
Thermal screening camera in Hawaiʻi's airports to determine
who has a high temperature and possibly COVID-19.
Photo from state Department of Transportation
     Hawaiʻi National Guard's Joint Task Force Commander, Brig. Gen. Moses Kaoiwi, Jr. said Hawaiʻi National Guard is partnering with the state Department of Transportation "on the front lines of screening visitors and returning residents as they arrive at Hawaiʻi's airports. Our Guardsmen are adept and will adjust well to the new temperature screening system and procedures that improve Hawaiʻi's mitigation efforts against COVID-19."
       Read more at hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/08/05/new-thermal-temperature-screening-equipment-in-use-at-hawaiis-airports/. Watch video of the temperature screening system and listen to DOT and NEC representatives at https://vimeo.com/445065928.

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$17.8 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE was proposed for Hawaiʻi by Sen. Mazie Hirono and colleagues this week. The money is included in the Impact Aid Infrastructure Act which brings funding to local schools attended by military and other federal workers' children.
In many cases the families are staying temporarily and pay income taxes in their home states, and not Hawaiʻi, reducing the contribution to pay for the education of their children here. The National Association of Federally Impacted Schools estimates that Hawaiʻi would receive at least $17.8 million through the bill.
     IAIA provides competitive and formula grants for school infrastructure projects, including construction and upgrades, in school districts. School districts have the flexibility to focus on  renovation and repair needs, which could include changes to help protect the health, safety, and well-being of students, teachers, school leaders, and school personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
     Hirono said, "As schools in Hawaiʻi prepare to open in the coming weeks following coronavirus-related delays, it is essential they have the expanded tools to protect students, their families, and staff. This bill would increase critical funding to help school districts across the country meet their specific infrastructure needs, so that every child, regardless of where they live, receives a quality education in a healthy and safe learning environment. I will continue to advocate for federal resources to support our nation's schools, including through long-term investments in school infrastructure that keep students safe."
     Brian Hallett, Assistant Superintendent and CFO of the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education's Office of Fiscal Services, said, "The Impact Aid program recognizes the kuleana (responsibility) created by the significant federal presence in our islands and the associated impacts on both our island's tax base and demand for services, including educational services. For decades this program has played a critical role in supporting a quality educational experience for all public school students."
    NAFIS Executive Director Hilary Goldmann said, "The infrastructure and facilities needs in federally impacted school districts, which educate some of our nation’s most vulnerable children, are well documented – as is their disadvantage in raising funds for capital projects due to the presence of federal property. The Impact Aid Construction program has been underfunded for years. Particularly as these districts reopen school buildings in the context of COVID-19, they need additional resources to ensure school facilities are safe for students and staff to learn and work. NAFIS strongly supports this legislation, which will help them do so."
     As the Senate Impact Aid Coalition co-chair, Hirono has "strongly and consistently" supported Impact Aid, says a statement from her office. Earlier this year, in March, she signed a letter requesting strong and continued funding for the program in Fiscal Year 2021. In May, she signed a letter requesting robust funding for the program in the next coronavirus emergency stimulus package. Last year, Impact Aid received around $1.5 billion for Fiscal Year 2020. Hawaii received $47.8 million through the program.
     Hirono has continued to advocate federal funding for school infrastructure projects. Last year, in January, she cosponsored S. 266, the Rebuild America's Schools Act, which provides $100 billion for school infrastructure. In April, the Senator signed a letter requesting the same amount for school infrastructure in the stimulus package.

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VOTERS WHO MISS THE AUG. 3 DEADLINE to postmark their ballots for the 2020 Primary Election can walk them into to Nāʻālehu Police Station, 24 hours a day, until Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Other drop-off places around the island include Pāhoa Police Station, County of Hawaiʻi Aupuni Center in Hilo, Waimea Police Station, West Hawaiʻi Civic Center in Kona, and Rodney Yano Hall in Capt. Cook.
     Saturday. Aug. 8 is primary election day, with county and state officials promising to tabulate the results as early as possible. It will be the first-ever election in Hawaiʻi with most of the ballots mailed.
     Those who do not receive a ballot in the mail or want to vote in-person may do so at Voter Service Centers in Kona at 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy and Hilo at 101 Pauahi St. Vote in-person through Aug. 7, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Election Day, Aug. 8, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Same-day voter registration is available at Voter Service Centers. See elections.hawaii.gov.

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POSTPONED IS THE HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION EVENT  in Kona on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event is postponed "in order to safeguard the residents of the County of Hawaiʻi from the possibility of exposure to the COVID-19 virus," says the announcement from the county. "No new date has been set at this time. Mahalo for your understanding." Visit hawaiizerowaste.org for more information.

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QUARTERLY AERIAL INSPECTIONS of major overhead transmission lines will be conducted by Hawaiian Electric from Monday, Aug. 10, to Thursday, Aug. 13. The islandwide inspections to improve system reliability are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. but exact times and routes will depend on weather conditions. Inspections will be conducted in a Manuiwa Airways helicopter and require the aircraft to fly low and slow which may cause some noise disturbances.
     Hawaiian Electric "apologizes for any disruption this may cause and sincerely thanks the community for their cooperation and understanding."
     Questions or concerns? Call 969-6666.

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ONE NEW COVID-19 CASE ON HAWAIʻI ISLAND is reported today. The state's count today is 152 new cases, including 148 on O’ahu, and two in Maui County, with two more deaths, bringing the state total to 29. The state's new case total is 2,914 since the pandemic began.
Onset of COVID-19 cases in the last 28 days, by zip code. White
is zero cases. Yellow is one to five cases. Light orange is six
to ten cases. Dark orange (not pictured) is 11
to 20 cases. Red (not pictured) is 21 to 50 cases.
Hawaiʻi Department of Health map
     Gov. David Ige said, "Today we received the heartbreaking news that two more of our neighbors passed away due to COVID-19. I want to extend my sympathy to the families and friends of the victims. This sad news comes after a tragic week where we saw record COVID-19 cases statewide, with the City and County of Honolulu hardest hit with 173 cases reported yesterday." He added that there is no question the virus is surging and that "he and all county mayors share everyone's concerns." He noted the increase in hospitalizations and reiterated that healthcare capacity is one of the key indicators used to make sure COVID-19 doesn't overwhelm hospital capacity. "There are already warnings," the governor said, "that the number of hospitalizations is starting to reach a critical point."
     Hawaiʻi Island's case count to date is 123, with eight active, none hospitalized. One case was reported in Volcano, zip code 96785, in the last 28 days. It has been more than 28 days since a case was recorded for a Kaʻū zip code. Since the pandemic began, no one died on this island. The 96740 zip code recorded between six and ten cases during the last 28 days.
     Since the pandemic began, Oʻahu reported 2,541 cases, Maui County 180, and Kauaʻi 47. Twenty-three victims are residents diagnosed while visiting other places. Twenty-nine people in the state died from COVID-19.
     In the daily message from Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Director Talmadge Magno said, "The governor said that he and all the county mayors agree that additional measures are necessary to make sure that cases do not spread, uncontrolled, across the entire state. He encouraged anyone traveling interisland to check airport websites for updates. The governor also addressed concerns that everything would be shut down again. He said in order to avoid further damage to the community, including to the economy, the strategy is to eliminate large, uncontrolled gatherings that are happening both outdoors and indoors.
     "Hawaiʻi Island continues to remain in a good place, but we must know that the Coronavirus threat still remains. Everyone must do their part, especially when socializing, by following the preventive measures of face coverings, cleanliness, keeping yourself healthy, of staying at home when sick, and special care of gatherings and distancing. Thank you for making the effort to keep our neighbors, friends, family, and community safe. As a reminder, the wearing of face masks is mandatory on the Island of Hawaiʻi. Thank you for listening and have a safe day. This is your Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency."
     In the United States, more than 4,883,657 cases have been confirmed. The death toll is over 160,104. The worldwide COVID-19 case count is more than 19.1 million. The death toll is more than 715,013.

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Daily, weekly, and monthly recurring Kaʻū and Volcano Events, Meetings, Entertainment, Exercise, Meditation, and more are listed at kaucalendar.com.

Ocean View Community Center Library, open Friday mornings beginning Aug. 7.

Eco-Tour at Shaka Forest Farms, in Volcano Village, on Friday, Aug. 7 at 10am. Interact firsthand with an innovative rainforest farming operation, agroforestry. Pre-registration required. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

From Plant to Pigment Workshop with Puakea Forester, Saturday, Aug. 810 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how to create colorfast dyes, inks, and paints from common and invasive locally sourced plants. This workshop is good for painters and kapa enthusiasts alike who are interested in expanding their knowledge about natural dyes. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

Exhibition Mixed Flock: Prints by Margaret Barnaby and Pottery by Emily Herb, held over through Aug. 8. Also available to view online, view the exhibition in person the Gallery in the Park during normal gallery hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Free. The exhibition features two prominent female artists from Volcano Village "who find deep inspiration in Hawaiʻi's natural environment and specifically the native bird populations found within it." volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

Exhibition Hawaiʻi Nei Invitational: Nā ʻAumākua, Saturday, Aug. 8 through Saturday, Sept. 12. Also available to view online, view the exhibition in person the Gallery in the Park during normal gallery hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Free. The exhibition is a group exhibition will present works focusing on the theme of Nā ʻAumākua, family gods. VAC will not hold an opening reception on August 8th. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

Apply for Grants, through 6 p.m. on Aug. 10 at grants.gov, to Help Socially Disadvantaged Groups develop business and strategic plans in rural areas through USDA Rural Development. Eligible applicants include cooperatives, groups of cooperatives, and cooperative development centers. Key strategies include e-connectivity for rural America, developing rural economies, harnessing technological innovation, supporting a rural workforce, and improving quality of life.

AdvoCATS, at OV Community Center all day Tuesday, Aug. 11 – see advocatshawaii.org.

Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection Workshop with author Tom Peek, Saturday, Aug. 159:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Have you ever wondered how the place you come from influenced who you are? Or what memories you carry from your ancestors? Or how your personal history impacts your view of the world? Take a day out of your busy life to explore your deeper self and ponder the life you’ve lived so far." volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

St. Jude's Episcopal Church Soup Kitchen, open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a modified menu and increased health & safety standards. Hot showers, the computer lab, and in-person services and bible studies are suspended. Services and worship are posted online at stjudeshawaii.org. Join the Aloha Hour via Zoom at 11 a.m. on Sundays, us02web.zoom.us/j/6843449828?pwd=YW94djVvU0szOGNKaFZ1V0pUL1owUT09, Meeting ID: 684 344 9828, Password: Aloha.

The Food Basket, last Tuesday of the month, Aug. 25, provides food at St. Jude's to those in need. See hawaiifoodbasket.org.

On-Call Emergency Box Food PantryCooper Center, weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Eligible one time every three months. Call Kehau, 443-4130.

Pāhala and Nāʻālehu Public Libraries, open for pick-up services. Nāʻālehu is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pāhala is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Library patrons schedule Library Take Out appointment times to pick up their hold item(s) at their favorite libraries by going to HSPLS Library Catalog and placing a hold on any item(s) they want to borrow, or they may call their favorite library branch to place a hold with the library staff. After receiving a notice that item(s) are ready for pick up, patrons schedule a Library Take Out time at picktime.com/hspls. For patrons who placed holds during the closure, their item(s) are ready for pickup after the patron schedules a Library Take Out appointment. For more information, visit librarieshawaii.org.

Free Book Exchanges, at the laundromats in Ocean View and Nāʻālehu, provided by Friends of the Kaʻū Libraries. Everyone is invited to take books they want to read. They may keep the books, pass them on to other readers, or return them to the Book Exchange to make them available to others in the community. The selection of books is replenished weekly at both sites.

Avocado Growers Survey Open. Help identify opportunities for expanding the local avocado industry, to assist local farmers, buyers, and agencies develop strategies to bolster Hawaiʻi's avocado industry, says Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United. Farmers and farm names kept anonymous, results shared publicly. Survey completion gives option to register to win a $200 gift certificate to Home Depot. For a hard copy of the survey, email: info@growfruithawaii.com. Take the survey: surveymonkey.com/r/Hawaiiavosurvey2020.

Receive Help Over the Phone with Critical Financial Issues, through Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Financial Navigators from County of Hawaiʻi, in partnership with Hawaiʻi First Federal Credit Union. Access these remote services by completing the web form at hawaiifirstfcu.com/community-resource-center or by calling 808-933-6600 to sign up. The Financial Navigator will then send a short service agreement and call the client to begin their personal session. Organizations across the County can also refer clients directly to a Financial Navigator. For more information, contact Sharon Hirota at 808-961-8019.

Find Resources for LGBTQ+, Loved Ones, and Allies at Sexual and Gender Minority online resource hub. Hawaiʻi Department of Health's first website dedicated to LGBTQ+ resources. Developed by the Sexual and Gender Minority Workgroup in partnership with the DOH Harm Reduction Services Branch. Resources: Understanding the Pacific's alternative genders; Pronoun guide; Book lists for children and teens; ʻOhana support; and DOH data. For more information on joining the SGM Workgroup, email Thaddeus Pham at thaddeus.pham@doh.hawaii.gov. See health.hawaii.gov/harmreduction/sexual-gender-minority/sexual-and-gender-minorities-sgm-in-hawaii/.

Learn About Hawaiʻi's History & Culture through the Papakilo Database, a resource developed by The Office of Hawaiian Affairs. The Kahalo Center says database consists of "collections of data pertaining to historically and culturally significant places, events, and documents in Hawaiʻi's history. The purpose of this educational online repository is to increase the community's ability to preserve and perpetuate cultural and historical information and practices." See papakilodatabase.com.

Native Hawaiian Farmers and Ranchers urged to use U.S. Dept. of Ag On-Farm Market Directory. U.S. Office for American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian Programs is developing a list of Native Hawaiian farmers willing to sell direct to consumers through the On-Farm Market Directory. On-farm markets are managed by a single farm operator that sells products on their farm, or on a property next to their farm. Some on-farm markets may also deliver or ship their goods directly to consumers. Visit the program website for more information and to register: ams.usda.gov/local-food-directories/onfarm.

Receive Free Marketing Assistance, for small businesses affected by COVID-19. Owners can receive free marketing assistance from Univeristy of Hawaiʻi-Hilo faculty and their senior class. They offer help with moving a business online, finding out more about the businesses' customers, analyzing marketing effectiveness, and providing customer service or website feedback. Visit https://bit.ly/2YvFxsl.

Find Grants and Loans Offered to Farmers and Ranchers, at oahuaca.org. The website has a new search feature to help find information that applies to the searcher.

Begin Learning Basics of Organic Farming, from two free modules of a virtual training program by the Organic Farming Research Foundation, the University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program, and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. See https://kohalacenter.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=54bdd67c601f0c0d3ea430053&id=9e1691c22d&e=0e3fe20c1f.

Apply for Internships with Sen. Brian Schatz's office. Internships for undergrad, graduate, and law students are offered in the Honolulu and Washington D.C. offices. Applications are considered on a rolling basis year-round. Non-office internships are open for high school students to advocate in their communities. Applications due Sunday, Sept. 13. Schatz may also nominate exceptional students for appointment to the U.S. Service Academies. Applications due Friday, Oct. 23. See schatz.senate.gov/services.

Volcano Art Center, Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village, open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. The Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday. Virtual Shopping Appointments are offered at Volcano Art Center locations. Via Skype or FaceTime, a VAC associate helps customers browse the selection of artwork up close, and gives personalized tips and recommendations to help customers "find that perfect piece of locally made artwork, wherever you are in the world!" Book appointment online for $5 and VAC staff will help schedule a date and time at volcanoartcenter.org/shop. Shop the online gallery 24/7. Orders are shipped as regularly scheduled. Free local pickup is available.VAC now offers a Virtual Classroom, which features over 90 videos. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

Guided Nature Walks through Nature Trail & Sculpture Garden, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. at Volcano Art Center Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village. No reservations for five or fewer – limited to ten people. Free; donations appreciated. Email programs@volcanoartcenter.org. Garden is open to walk through at one's own pace, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Free. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

Health and Fitness Website for Kūpuna, 808b-fit.com, contains videos for kūpuna to play and move along with. There are videos for stretching, tai chi, yoga, dancing, dance fitness, bon dance, hula, chair dancing, and chair yoga.

Yoga with Emily Catey Weiss, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Volcano Art Center Niʻaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Advanced registration required; $5 per class. volcanoartcenter.org/events, 967-8222

Ocean View Community Market, open Saturdays and Wednesdays (starting next Wednesday, Aug. 12), 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the corner of Kona Drive and Highway 11, where Thai Grindz is located. New market location for vendors of the recently closed Ocean View Swap Meet. Managed by Mark Cocucci. Masks are mandatory. Limit of people is 100. Social distancing is required. Gate will be unlocked for vendors at 5:30 a.m. Vendors can show up without a reservation for now, with $15 dollars. Parking is in the upper lot; parking on the side of the road is prohibited. All vendors must provide their own sanitizer. All food vendors must have the permits required for the items that you are selling. Vendors and attendees are encouraged to carpool.

Volcano Farmers MarketCooper CenterVolcano Village, open on Sundays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., with much local produce, island beef, and prepared foods. Call 808-967-7800.

ʻO Kaʻū Kākou Market, in Nāʻālehu, open Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. The goal is no more than 50 customers on the grounds at a time. Vendor booths per day are limited to 25, with 30 feet of space between vendors. Masks and hand sanitizing are required to attend the market. Social distancing will be enforced. Contact Sue Barnett, OKK Market Manager, at 808-345-9374 (voice or text) or kaufarmer@aol.com for more and to apply to vend. See facebook.com/OKauKakouMarket.

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