Big Island Coronavirus Updates

County COVID Community Testing to End This Week

March 23, 2022, 8:39 AM HST
* Updated March 23, 3:57 PM
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All county-sponsored COVID-19 testing events will be suspended until further notice, starting Saturday, March 26.

The suspension of local testing coincides with the lift of statewide COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, March 25, including indoor mask-wearing.

Testing is available today in West Hawaiʻi at Old Kona Airport Park from 3-7 p.m. Testing is available Thursday, March 24, in Hilo at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium from 3-7 p.m, in Nāʻālehu at the Nāʻālehu Community Center from 3-5 p.m.

Click here for a list of all other vendors on Hawaii Island that provide COVID-19 testing services.


County-sponsored testing began on March 23, 2020, and contributed to the administration of 90,310 PCR tests islandwide throughout the two-year period.


“We have been at the forefront of testing operations since the onset of the pandemic, and this weekend we will hand that responsibility over to our on-island care providers who continue to step up and play a significant role in the slowing of the spread on our island,” said Mayor Mitch Roth. “As we begin to learn to live with the virus, we have all the trust and faith in our healthcare community to adequately handle testing operations as part of their ongoing response to COVID. It’s time for us to move on from response to revitalization, and we thank our community partners for their willingness to do their part in that effort.”

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