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Vaccine cards are required for some indoor businesses on Maui

Vaccine cards are required for some indoor businesses on Maui

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) – Proof of vaccination is now required for patrons who want to sit inside Maui bars and restaurants.

Vaccination cards for indoor eating and drinking as well as for common areas in companies such as gyms under Maui’s program “Safer Outside”, which was launched on Wednesday, must be shown.

Some companies made changes to accommodate more people outside, The Maui News reported.

The owners of several restaurants and bars closed indoor seating completely.

Stillwell Bakery & Cafe switched to outdoor seating early in the pandemic and is now increasing its outdoor capacity.

“We try to find the balance between ensuring that our community is safe but also taken care of and fed,” said Matt Portilla, the café’s managing partner.

“It’s hard; there are not many places,” Portilla added. “They close left and right.”

The guests had mixed reactions.

“I have heart and kidney problems,” said Maui resident Taka Harada, who ate at a local restaurant. “So I’m better now.”

But patron saint Darren Yamamoto no longer feels safe.

“I think it’s more virtuous signaling. I think it makes people feel comfortable, ”he said. “Why can’t we all just make our own decisions?”

A similar program began Monday on Oahu. Unlike the “Safe Access Oahu” program, the Maui rule does not allow a recent negative test option.

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