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COVID-19 TESTING

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — The state of Hawaii's pre-travel testing program will launch on Oct. 15, allowing trans-Pacific travelers to bypass quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 before arriving. While the tests for travelers are slated to be available through Walgreens, CVS, Kaiser Permanente...
GoHealth Urgent Care staff testing a United Airlines crewmember.
Honolulu, Hawaii — United Airlines will become the first U.S. airline to offer coronavirus testing for passengers, in time for Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program set to launch in mid-October. Starting Oct. 15, passengers flying from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii will be given the...
Seasonal workers in New Zealand
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Pacific people will not be punished for being in New Zealand without a valid visa if their immigration status is revealed during Covid-19 testing, the health minister says. Hundreds of seasonal workers have been stranded in New Zealand over recent months, some with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Medicaid State Agency has issued Medical Charter COVID Testing and other travel info for all passengers planning to fly out on the special charter flight of Hawaiian Airlines, set for next week, July 21st, 2020. It is as follows: Medical Charter COVID...
DoH employee in the testing lab
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has instructed the Health Department and LBJ Medical Center to look at identifying local funds to purchase more COVID-19 test kits while the DoH plans this week to start conducting community-base testing for medical personnel and first...
Woman using Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 testing machines
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Authorities in American Samoa are not planning random Covid-19 testing at this stage, even with shipments of test kits and swabs arriving in the territory. 1100 test kits and 1000 swabs arrived over the weekend, increasing the capacity to test for the coronavirus...
 [l-r] Dr. Aifili John Tufa, Papali’i Marion Fitisemanu, Farah Utu, and Dr. Saipale Fuimaono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Criteria for who is to be tested for the deadly coronavirus has already been established and shared with LBJ Medical Center, according to Health Department Epidemiologist Dr. Aifili John Tufa, who points out that American Samoa is a step-ahead with preventive measures to...