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Get tested and help keep Maui County safe

By Staff | Nov 6, 2020

It’s great to see that Maui COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations have been very low on Maui in October, even with the launch of the State Pre-Travel Testing Program three weeks ago.

Regardless of daily test results, the outbreak on Lanai shows that we need to keep our guard up against this very contagious virus.

The county is doing its part by offering free voluntary COVID-19 tests for residents and visitors traveling into Maui County.

More than 700 people have taken free tests since the program started on Oct. 17. So far, only one case has been confirmed out of the tests administered.

“This is a free and easy way for our residents and visitors to help keep themselves and our community safe and healthy,” Mayor Michael Victorino said.

“Results will be available within an hour. This is a small investment of time to ensure that everyone arrives healthy, stays healthy and returns home healthy.”

Minit Medical is offering the free tests at mobile units in Lahaina, Kihei and Kahului for residents and visitors (to take a second test 72 hours or later after they arrive into Maui County).

“We thank Minit Medical for partnering with us for this program and supporting our efforts to keep Maui County healthy,” Victorino said.

For more information about COVID-19 in Maui County, visit www.MauiCounty.gov or www.MauiNuiStrong.net.

Let’s keep testing and maintain the basic rules: wear masks in public, keep six feet away from others and avoid large gatherings.