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Kamehameha Schools will continue free, voluntary drive-thru COVID-19 testing on-campus, on a monthly basis to monitor how the virus is impacting our school community and to quickly address any testing results so that we can continue operating our kula with the least disruption possible.

Free, Voluntary COVID testing offered for students

Jan. 4, 2021

Registration for our next event on Thursday, January 7 is open. Students, faculty, and staff are able to sign-up and the cost of the testing is covered by Kamehameha Schools. All you need to do is register to participate.   

Thursday, January 7, 2021 | 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
at the Middle School bus ramp 

These testing sessions are being conducted by Project Vision Hawaiʻi and consist of a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), also known as the PCR test. This time, the test is saliva based. Those being tested should refrain from eating, drinking, or chewing gum for at least 30 minutes prior to your test. Depending on how quickly you can generate saliva, tests may take from 5 to 20 minutes. You are encouraged to hydrate the day before by consuming a minimum of 64 oz. of water, so your body can generate the appropriate amount of saliva. 

Because this is an afternoon/evening testing event, please allow for up to 48 hours to receive your results. Instructions on how to access test results are emailed to you by Diagnostic Labs (DLS) or S&G Labs, typically within a day after the test, without any unforeseen delays. 

Testing is available to:

  • Kamehameha Schools students 
  • Kamehameha Schools faculty and staff 

Advance registration is requested by Wednesday, January 6 at 12 p.m. to allow time for you to receive your confirmation email prior to testing. 


The January 7th testing will take place at the middle school bus ramp. We will be utilizing the covered walkway for our screeners and covered underpass for the check-in. You will check-in and receive your labels which screeners will place on your saliva collection tubes. Pre-registering assists tremendously in this process. Print and show your confirmation with your name and birth date for a quicker check-in.

Security staff will be on-hand to assist with the new traffic pattern. After making your way to the check-in, you will park diagonally in front of a screener, facing Keaʻaumoku Nui. You will remain in your vehicle at all times. Once you're done filling the saliva tube, your screener will collect it and you're set. 

  • You will only receive a call if you have tested positive for COVID-19. At which point you will receive instructions on what to do next. Otherwise look out for an email for how to access your results.
  • This test is valid for inter-island travel and included on the trusted travel partner list for inter-island travel. 
  • Because this is a KS-sponsored testing event, it does not count for Daily Wellness Check-in purposes, and will not prevent you from returning to campus, provided a negative test result. You are encouraged to quarantine after testing until your receive your results, to avoid any community spread. 

If there are any questions about these tests, please email Mahalo! 

Please note a little different traffic pattern we are using for this testing site. Security staff will be on-hand to help direct.

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