New mobile COVID-19 testing lab unveiled at Honolulu airport

City and state officials held a blessing ceremony at a new COVID-19 testing lab at the airport.
City and state officials held a blessing ceremony at a new COVID-19 testing lab at the airport.(Hawaii News Now)
Published: Nov. 5, 2020 at 4:09 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The governor and Mayor Kirk Caldwell unveiled a new mobile COVID-19 testing lab at Honolulu’s airport Thursday that will soon be available to residents and visitors.

The lab is currently not a trusted testing partner, which means it cannot be used to forgo quarantine when traveling to the Neighbor Islands. But officials said they are seeking that status.

Until then, the lab is only open for free tests administered to first responders, airport workers, and government employees and their families.

Tests for the general public will cost $125, once the lab opens to everyone.

The mobile lab will be able to deliver results within three to four hours.

Caldwell called the lab state-of-the-art and said it would dramatically increase Oahu’s daily testing capacity. He added that it will play a key part of allowing the state to further reopen tourism.

For more information on the lab or to sign up, click here.

This story will be updated.

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