Maui, Hawaii (NBC News) — Maui tourism season ended Sunday with the state’s last 5-Day shut down, as hundreds of tourists and others took shelter in hotels.

Tourism officials said that about 50 people had been arrested during the shutdown.

The Department of Transportation said about 100 other vehicles were towed from the state and that an additional 50 vehicles had to be towed.


Kirk Caldwell said in a statement that the shutdown was needed to prevent the spread of diseases and avoid an outbreak.

He said the shutdown came as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and the closure will allow the state to better manage the state.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.