Big Island Coronavirus Updates

County Scaling Back Community COVID Testing Efforts

February 24, 2022, 11:19 AM HST
* Updated February 24, 1:37 PM
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Hawaiʻi County will begin scaling back its community COVID-19 testing efforts starting the week of Feb. 27 due to continued decreases in case counts and site users.

The changes will be in effect through March 31. Additional changes to the testing schedule after March 31 have yet to be determined. In the meantime, weekly testing will remain available islandwide.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have used hard data to make tough decisions, and it has worked to the benefit of our community thus far,” said Mayor Mitch Roth. “At this point, the data is showing that we can begin scaling back and refocusing our efforts on other pertinent issues, such as economic resurgence. This does not mean that we should stop getting tested or vaccinated to help to keep ourselves and those around us safe; it just means that for now, we can refocus County resources on other matters. Should the data tell us otherwise down the road, we will adjust and respond accordingly.”

COVID testing sites are set up throughout the districts. See the schedule as follows:

South Hilo
Tuesday: Afook-Chinen Civic from 3-7 p.m.
Thursday: Afook-Chinen Civic from 3-7 p.m.

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South Kohala
Monday: Waimea District Park Playcourt from 2-5 p.m.
Saturday: Waimea District Park Playcourt from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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North Kohala
Monday: Hisaoka Gym at Kamehameha Park from 7-10 a.m.

North Kona
Wednesday: Old Kona Airport Pavilion from 3-7 p.m.
Friday: Old Kona Airport Pavilion from 2-5 p.m.

South Kona
Wednesday: Yano Hall from 7-8 a.m.

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Kaʻū
Thursday: Nāʻālehu Community Center from 3-5 p.m.

Puna
Friday: Pāhoa Community Center from 2-5 p.m.

For testing conducted by private entities, click here and check the section labeled, ‘Additional COVID-19 Testing Locations’.

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