City and County of Honolulu expands free COVID-19 testing to Educators


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 Educators at our Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Waikīkī testing site.


“Throughout this pandemic, our teachers have had to adapt to leading hours upon hours of video lessons for remote learners, doing all they can to make sure our students are not missing out,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi. “And now, with many returning to the classroom, the need to keep our teachers safe is more important than ever. Until enough of our community members are vaccinated, expanding COVID-19 testing opportunities to our educators is paramount for a safer and healthier O‘ahu.”


“The National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i is pleased to be able to provide widespread and regular COVID testing so educators and students can maintain in-person learning,” added Glen Hayashida, President and CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i. “Even after vaccines become more widely available, regular testing will be needed to avoid outbreaks and continue protecting our children.”


The PCR mid-turbinate test, an industry “gold-standard”, will be processed and results provided to participants within six hours. To register please go to kidneyhi.org. Testing is open to all O‘ahu Educators. Those who register will be required to bring a valid ID as proof to the testing site.


Testing Sites:

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

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

Hours: 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Monarch Hotel

444 Nahua Street, Upper Lobby

Honolulu, HI 96815

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information on this testing program, please call (833)560-0997 or email CovidResponse@kidneyhi.org.

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