162 Tests Taken Over Two Days at Maui Drive-Through Site, 100 More Kits Available on Monday
*Information courtesy County of Maui.
A total of 162 samples were taken over the course of two days at the drive-through testing site, earlier this week. Monday’s drive-through testing, which will have 100 test kits, is a collaboration between the Hawaiʻi Department of Health Maui District Health Office, the County of Maui, Kaiser Clinics, Maui Memorial Medical Center and Clinical Labs of Hawaiʻi.
Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place again on Monday, March 30, at War Memorial Gym parking lot (700 Halia Nakoa Street in Wailuku).
Persons with respiratory symptoms and a history of contact with other ill persons must call to make an appointment. Callers will be screened to see if they are eligible for testing and will be given further instructions.
To make an appointment, call (808) 270-7228. Calls will be answered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 27.
If the phone line is busy or there’s no answer, do not leave a voicemail. Call alternate phone numbers (808) 500-8118; (808) 500-8117; and (808) 500-8120.
The goal of the drive-through testing is to help prevent overloading Maui Memorial, which should only be called by people with severe symptoms. Testing may also help to identify and ultimately decrease clusters of disease within the community.
The Maui District Health Office notes that as test results come in (expected early next week), there may be a spike in the number of new reported COVID-19 cases.
The public is advised that most people who have the virus can recover at home without medical intervention. However, carriers of any virus, including influenza, should avoid all contact with others until symptoms subside in order to avoid spreading the disease.
Due to the limited number of test kits, future drive-through testing periods will be announced when they are available.
For more information about COVID-19 virus prevention, visit HawaiiCOVID19.com or call 2-1-1.