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COVID testing volunteer

Free COVID-19 testing will be available Saturday, September 12 at the University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu, and Sunday, September 13 at UH Mānoa and Leeward Community College. UH employees and students, especially those who live on the Mānoa campus, are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity and pre-register for specific appointment times when the UH campuses become available as testing locations on the website. The test will be a self-administered nasal swab (PDF) supervised by trained medical volunteers. The results will be emailed in three to five business days.

Testing is available to the public so please plan accordingly for possible traffic delays and wait times. Please observe all physical distancing and face covering mandates.

UH West Oʻahu: Drive-through testing, Saturday, September 12, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Enter the West Oʻahu campus from Farrington Hwy and continue down Road A. Please anticipate delays. Although the campus will remain accessible at all times, arriving by 7 a.m. is recommended.

UH Mānoa: Walk-in testing Sunday, September 13, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
UH employees with valid parking permits are allowed to park in any marked stall on upper campus. The line will begin on the Hawaiʻi Hall end of the McCarthy Mall. For students in the Modified Quarantine program, participating in the testing on Sunday will be allowed as an official university activity.

Leeward CC: Walk-in testing, Sunday, September 13, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Parking will be available in the lots fronting the LA and Education buildings and on the Diamond Head side of campus. Registration will take place on the lawn fronting the LA Building while the testing collection will be on the Learning Commons concourse.

The walk-in testing is ONLY for people who are NOT symptomatic and have NOT been possibly exposed to the virus. Please do not attend if you are experiencing symptoms and/or have come into “close contact” with someone who tested positive. Isolate yourself as soon as possible and contact your healthcare provider.

You may participate in the drive-through testing even if you are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms.

Thousands of people, including UH students and employees, took advantage of the opportunity to do the COVID-19 test during the previous surge testing at UH campuses.

The free testing at the UH campuses is part of the “surge testing” by the City and County of Honolulu, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Office of the Surgeon General. The results will be kept confidential and only shared with DHHS and the individual voluntarily taking the test.

For a full list of testing sites, to learn more about COVID-19 testing, visit the Do I Need a COVID-19 Test? website.

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