Coronavirus Updates

Kaua‘i County to Now Offer Free COVID-19 Testing

Posted February 13, 2021, 6:00 AM HST ·Updated February 12, 3:47 PM

Kaua‘i County, in partnership with the Kaua‘i District Health Office, will now provide free COVID-19 testing on weekdays in Līhuʻe for anyone without symptoms.

Testing is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall. No appointments are necessary, and results are provided on the same day. Testing is closed on weekends.

Mayor Derek SK Kawakami said this same-day testing provides peace of mind for the community.

“If you are planning to visit an elderly family member, you can get tested in the morning and get results that afternoon,” Kawakami said.

Tourism industry workers or others exposed to travelers are also encouraged to get tested.

“This opportunity is open to everyone – no specific reason or doctor’s order is needed,” the mayor stated. “While these tests cannot be used for the state’s Safe Travels program for travel to Maui or Hawai‘i Island, they can be used by Kaua‘i Resort Bubble guests as the post-travel test needed to be released from the bubble. This will make it more affordable for returning residents and visitors to participate in the Resort Bubble program.”

Anyone sick with symptoms of COVID-19 are asked not to come to the testing center. Instead, they are advised to call their primary care provider for an evaluation.  Those who don’t have a doctor, can call the Wilcox Virtual Clinic at 808-462-5430, option 3.

These tests cannot be used for Safe Travels inter-island travel quarantine exemptions. Those traveling to Maui County or Hawai‘i County must get a pre-travel test from a State of Hawai‘i Trusted Testing Partner lab to be eligible for a state-approved quarantine exemption.

Residents and visitors staying in a “Resort Bubble” hotel with an approved Enhanced Movement Quarantine can use this test as their post-travel test. Travelers from out-of-state now have the option of a shortened three-day quarantine by participating in the resort bubble post-travel testing program.

For more information on the resort bubble program, visit http://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19 and click on the “Enhanced Movement Quarantine” button. Travelers currently in a resort bubble should refer to their resort property for more information and transportation options.

For general information on COVID-19 on Kaua‘i, visit http://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19.

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