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Honolulu City Expands Free Coronavirus Testing To Hotel Industry Workers


April 15, 2021

HONOLULU – Today, the City and County of Honolulu through an agreement with the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai’i Consortium has expanded free COVID-19 testing to O’ahu hotel industry workers. Those eligible can take advantage of test kits being made available at the City’s Mobile Lab at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and at the Hawaiian Monarch Hotel in Waikīkī.

The PCR mid-turbinate test, an industry “gold-standard,” will be processed and results provided to participants within six hours. Testing is open to all O’ahu hotel industry workers. Those who register will be required to bring a valid Government Issued ID and a recent two week pay stub as proof to the testing site. Eligible employees can register by visiting oahucitypass.lumisight.com.

“With the influx of travelers to O’ahu and as we enter the typically busy summer months, we want to do all we can to ensure our hotel workers are protected,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi. “These are our neighbors who live and work in our communities and who regularly interact with visitors to our island. Continuing to test, identify infection and prevent the spread of this virus is one of the best ways to get more residents back to work and our local economy back on its feet again.”

“As travel to O’ahu continues to ramp up, we are grateful for the City & County of Honolulu’s initiative to provide free COVID-19 testing to local hospitality workers,” said Mufi Hannemann, Hawai’i Lodging and Tourism President & CEO. “Having easy access to testing is very appealing and will give the thousands of men and women who comprise the tourism industry peace of mind as they go about their activities in the workplace.”

Testing Sites:

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

Diamond Head Tour Group Area (just past baggage claim 31)

Hours: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Hawaiian Monarch Hotel

444 Niu Street, Upper Lobby

Honolulu, HI 96815

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on this testing program, please call (833) 560-0997. Additional details can also be found at kidneyhi.org/covid-19-testing-screening.


This press release was produced by the City and County of Honolulu. The views expressed are the author’s own.



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