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Requests for COVID-19 test kits for Oahu residents on pause due to overwhelming response, will resume Thursday – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-09-22 23:25:00 –

The Hawaii Ministry of Health said today that the “Yes!” COVID Test “home test task is currently suspended due to high demand.

Health officials announced on Monday Make free test kits for Oahu residents available with qualified zip codes as part of the Federal Pilot Program.. A total of 1 million tests are available to Oahu residents, and each kit contains eight rapid antigen tests.

The challenge is a collaborative effort between DOH, the National Institutes of Health, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, community partners, test maker Quidel, and healthcare technology company Care Evolution.

Each participating resident will be provided with eight rapid antigen tests by Quidel, which are used twice a week for a total of four weeks, regardless of symptoms, to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

According to health officials, the challenge was a huge success on Monday, with 65,000 people ordering kits online. This is equivalent to a total of 520,000 tests.

Some residents were unlucky and tried to sign up online many times, and there was an overwhelming reaction to the initiative, with a message that new orders would not be accepted today and will be in the tray again tomorrow. received.

“Online orders have been suspended due to the high demand for access to tests by the poorly serviced community,” DOH said in an email.

According to DOH, over 120,000 tests have been sent to community partners for distribution to poorly serviced communities, including those with no internet access.

NS COVIDTestHonolulu.org The site will reopen on Thursday and the number of tests available for courier is limited.

Residents living in the following zip codes are eligible for the program: 96701, 96706, 96707, 96712, 96717, 96730, 96731, 96734, 96744, 96762, 96782, 96786, 96789, 96791, 96792, 96795, 96797, 96813, 96814, 96815, 96816, 96817, 96818, 96819, 96821, 96822, 96825, 96826, 96844, 96850, 96853, 96854, 96857, 96858, 96859, 96860, 96861, 96863.

For those who do not have internet access, the pickup location will be announced later this week, officials said.



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