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Waikiki Shell parking lot to assist in American Samoa repatriation efforts

Source: KHON-2

Honolulu, HAWAII — Honolulu media are reporting The City and County of Honolulu is joining the state’s efforts to help bring an estimated 800 American Samoa residents back home.

The process will involve the use of a section of the Waikiki Shell Parking lot on Monsarrat Avenue. The Shell’s parking lot will serve as a temporary waiting area while many await to complete their mandatory pre-flight quarantine at the Waikiki Sands Hotel.

City officials say a section of the parking lot will be off-limits for public use from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 18, Feb. 7 and Feb. 22. The City adds that additional restrictions may be implemented if the need arises, but did not specify what that may entail.

American Samoa residents flying back home as part of the repatriation process are also expected to undergo COVID-19 testing prior to their travels.

Read more at KHON-2