County to give free COVID-19 test kits Tuesday in Wailuku, remote areas
Maui County will assist the state Department of Health in distributing COVID-19 home self-test kits from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the War Memorial Stadium parking lot in Wailuku. Test kits are also being distributed to nonprofit partners and to remote communities in Hana, Molokai and Lanai, according to a news release today.
Six test kits per vehicle — with each kit holding one test — will be distributed during the drive-through distribution. Walk-ups are not allowed.
The self-test kits are antigen home tests, with results available in 15 minutes.
Tuesday’s distribution is the second free antigen test giveaway held by the county. The first one, which was held Dec. 29, was well-attended.
Entrance to the War Memorial Stadium parking lot will be via Kanaloa Avenue near the Ichiro “Iron” Maehara Baseball Stadium. Lunalilo and Liholiho streets will be restricted to residential traffic only during the test kit distribution.
To access AlohaClear testing at the stadium, please do not line up early in vehicles. Wearing of facial coverings is required when approaching distribution tents.
“We are pleased to partner with the state Department of Health in helping with the distribution of these test kits,” Mayor Michael Victorino said in the release. “We hope to provide for residents who are displaying COVID-19 symptoms and are unable to go to a test site. In using the self-test kit, if the result is positive, you should contact your primary care physician and isolate.”