Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on
Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park.
Participants must pre-register for free testing
“We appreciate our partnership with Minit Medical Urgent Care in providing this drive-through testing,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. “I urge East Maui residents to take advantage of this free community testing opportunity to limit the spread of COVID-19. Early detection is an important way to protect our community.”
Residents do not need to have insurance or meet any criteria to get tested for free. Participants must wear a face mask, and they are urged to come at their scheduled time. Results will be reported on the same day as testing. Minit Medical is administering the program sponsored by the County of Maui.
We are attempting to schedule appointment times for testing (to reduce wait time, avoid road congestion, and social crowding). All participants must pre-register by visiting www.minitmed.com/pre-register-maui-covid-19. This website also has more information and frequently asked questions about testing.
If unable to complete the registration on line, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org providing name, DOB, and phone number and a preferred approximate appointment time; you will receive an appt. time by return email. When going to the drive thru you will need to complete a paper registration.
If you have any problem pre-registering, please call (808) 667-6161 ext: 7, for help and more information.
NOTE: The free testing cannot be used for the State’s Pre-Travel Testing Program.
Who Should be Tested?
In April’s community drive thru we had more than 450 persons tested for COVID. Hana residents were reassured when no tests were reported as positive. Since then Maui has reported a low number of test positives with the majority associated with group outbreaks. No cases associated with local transmission have occurred in East Maui since April. Our community success is the result of geography (restricted access) and prevention strategies (limited predominantly to mask wearing in public places). Our risk is largely East Maui residents returning from travel: highest from mainland USA and Oahu, and less but still present, locations elsewhere in Hawaii including other areas of Maui island, and Hawaii Island. COVID testing is used to diagnose a clinical case in a medical setting (someone sick and being seen by health care provider), when screening someone who has been a close contact of a known case, and in community screening— most importantly in areas where large outbreaks are occurring (high prevalence areas).
Persons at high priority for community screening in Hana include:
1) recent returning travelers who have visited mainland USA, Oahu, Hawaii Island
2) persons who frequently travel to central Maui
3) persons who routinely have not employed social distancing and face masking
4) persons who have symptoms: dry cough, fatigue, fever, generalized muscular pains, but these individuals, and their families, are better served by promptly phoning to make making medical appointments in Hana and having a full clinical assessment
Persons not at significant risk, and for whom testing is unlikely to be positive / of benefit
1) infrequent travel outside of East Maui
2) persons practicing social distancing and wearing face masks in public
3) non symptomatic persons, including persons older than 50