DOH News Release: Free rapid COVID-19 testing at UH West O‘ahu on Prince Kuhio Day—Friday, March 26

Posted on Mar 25, 2021 in COVID-19, Latest News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is teaming up with the University of Hawai‘i to offer 200 free COVID-19 rapid tests at UH West O‘ahu in Kapolei this Friday, March 26.

Since Friday is a state holiday in honor of Prince Kuhio, it can be a convenient time for many Hawai‘i residents who may have the day off work.

“Testing is free and open to residents and visitors of all ages, with or without symptoms,” says State Laboratories Division Director Edward Desmond. “Last weekend the site had a great turnout of 280 people and we welcome the public to another opportunity to get tested.”

Dr. Desmond further explains, “Testing is still an important component for controlling outbreaks and bringing an end to the pandemic. These layers of control and prevention work together to protect our community and reduce illness and the spread of disease.”

DOH will be administering the tests from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please anticipate a minimum 30-minute wait time and rapid results can be expected in about 15 minutes. Free parking will be available on campus and signs will direct traffic flow.

Please bring a driver’s license or other government-issued I.D. and wear a mask.

Please note: the results of these rapid tests are not valid for use in the State of Hawai‘i Safe Travels Hawai‘i Program.

Walk-ins will be accepted. Or you may request an appointment via email: [email protected] or [email protected]

For more information on COVID-19 testing visit: https://hawaiicovid19.com/health-information/.

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