Update: Drive-through COVID-19 testing offered at Mauliola Pharmacy
* Updated December 30, 12:03 PM
Update: More than 200 COVID-19 tests conducted on Thursday
Update: 11:28 a.m., Dec. 30, 2021
More than 200, plus tests were provided on Thursday morning, Dec. 30, with tests stopping shortly before 11 a.m.
“Testing was stopped to keep enough supplies for testing over the holiday,” according to Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez with the J. Walter Cameron Center.
The free drive-through testing runs from 9 a.m. until daily supplies run out. Testing is on a first-come first-served basis. The free testing takes place on Thursday, Friday and Sunday this week. No appointment or pre-registration is needed on these particular days.
For more information call the pharmacy at 808-446-3348.
Update: Drive-through site closes early
Update: 10:41 a.m. Dec. 30, 2021
The Mauliola test site closed early today, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, due to heavier than expected turnout and limited supplies, sources tell Maui Now. At around 10:40 a.m., motorists that were being turned around were told to return on Friday, Dec. 31.
Free drive-through testing for COVID-19 will be offered at the Mauliola Pharmacy from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday. No appointment or pre-registration is needed on these particular days.
The pharmacy is located at the Cameron Center at 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.
“I urge our residents to get tested if they feel flu-like symptoms or traveled off-island recently,” said Mayor Victorino in a press release announcement. “If they were exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus, they should stay away from others and wait three days to allow enough incubation time for a test to detect the virus.”
“Drive-through testing is fast and easy, and it gives those who test negative peace of mind,” he said. “Positive findings help identify those with the virus who can isolate themselves, protect their loved ones and limit the spread in our community.”
Free in-person testing is also available through a partnership between the County of Maui and Minit Medical Urgent Care. To pre-register, go to minitmed.com/pre-register-maui-covid-19. Test sites and days are:
- West Maui/Lahaina Civic Center; open Monday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (The site is closed on New Year’s Day, but it will be open on Sunday, Jan. 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
- South Maui/Kīhei, 1280 South Kīhei Road (behind Ace Hardware); open Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Central Maui/Kahului, 348 Lehuakona St. (at Maui Marketplace); open Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Upcountry/Pukalani, Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center; open Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For information about other test sites or vaccination clinics, visit mauinuistrong.info
“We ask everyone who schedules appointments to follow through and show up for them,” Mayor Victorino said. “Unfortunately, many individuals are failing to show up, which denies a testing opportunity for someone else. If you can’t make an appointment, please call to cancel.”