ADVISORY

In support of current County, State, and Federal governmental and health agency recommendations, and in light of the worldwide efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (the MACC) has postponed all public programming until further notice.  This decision is guided by the MACC's commitment to help ensure the health and safety of the entire community.  The MACC makes this difficult announcement in coordination with their many partners in the visual and performing arts, from artists both local and global, island vendors, schools, and MACC employees, Board, and volunteers.

SEE SCHEDULE CHANGES
NOTE:  for the time being, Box Office window/telepjhone service hours are now Tue-Sat, 12n-6pm
 
We understand that public concerns around the spread of COVID-19 may affect the plans of our audiences and performing artists. The well-being of everyone who comes to Maui Arts & Cultural Center is important to us. Our thoughts and heartfelt support go out to those who have been affected in the U.S. and the world, and the hope is that with everyone’s cooperation, we can limit the impact of the COVID-19 (or any cold/flu or other viral illness) in our community on Maui. We are taking the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as consulting with local and state health authorities about the safest and most practical paths forward for the coming days and weeks.
 
In the light of the rapidly evolving news about precautions against the spread of coronavirus – or any infectious disease – the MACC has instituted an action plan in accordance with recommended guidelines. Increased cleaning strategies in our theaters, restrooms and all public areas, as well as informational signage and resources posted for the public knowledge, are part of our action plan. We also encourage personal responsibility by every individual: please follow recommended hygiene practices, and please stay home if you are feeling sick or symptomatic.
 
The health and safety of our patrons, artists and staff is a priority. Your health and safety matter deeply to us. We appreciate your patronage and support, and we will be certain to share more details as they come.

 
INFORMATION RESOURCES:
Hawai’i State information
 
Public Health
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
 
World Health Organization (WHO):
 
The MACC follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State Health Department, and will follow the guidelines and comply with mandates set by the federal, state, and county emergency management systems.
 
Specific recommendations for our staff and for our audiences to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 are as follows:
  • Stay home when you are sick. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer.
  • If you are ill and must go out in public, wear a face mask.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Greet each other without shaking hands, or touching.
  • Do not use your hands to cover a cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Use paper or tissue to open and close doors.
 
Disinfectant strategies at the MACC:
We encourage good personal hygiene habits, and are providing increased supplies in our rest rooms and food areas, with posted reminders to wash hands and best practices according to the CDC guidelines.
 
The MACC’s facility staff, ushers, event managers, and food/beverage servers have received ongoing training and updates about public health concerns on an everyday basis; sanitary gloves are being used throughout the facility. We have increased attention to our cleaning protocols in public contact areas: we wipe down armrests and seat backs before and after shows, as well as door handles, railings, and other high-touch surfaces.
 
Employees and staff are encouraged to stay home if they feel ill.  The Director of WHO states: “We are all responsible for reducing our own risk of infection, and if we’re infected, for reducing our risk of infecting others.”