County urges residents to get tested as COVID cases rise

The Maui News

With COVID-19 case counts on the rise, Maui County is urging residents to get tested immediately if they have symptoms or if it’s been five days since they were in close contact with an infected person.

In partnership with the county, Minit Medical Urgent Care continues to offer free testing for COVID-19 at locations in Kahului, Kihei and Lahaina.

Free testing sites are located at:

• Central Maui: 270 Dairy Road, in the parking area next to the former Pier 1 store, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

• South Maui: 1280 S. Kihei Road, behind Ace Hardware, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

• West Maui: 1840 Honoapiilani Highway, Lahaina Civic Center, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

U.S. residents can pre-register for a free COVID-19 test with Minit Medical by visiting minitmed.com/pre-register-maui-covid-19.

For more information or for help registering, call (808) 667-6161, ext. 6, or email COVID@minitmed.com.

Maui County has also been working with the state Department of Health to distribute about 45,000 at-home COVID-19 test kits over the past month to nonprofits, public health agencies and medical providers across the county, according to a news release from the county on Tuesday.

Free test kits can also be ordered from the federal government at COVIDTests.gov.

For more information on COVID-19 testing and vaccination resources, visit mauinuistrong.info/ or hawaiicovid19.com.


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