H-3 Freeway now closed in both directions for surge COVID-19 testing


HONOLULU (KHON2) — The H-3 Freeway is now closed to traffic as crews prepare for surge COVID-19 testing.

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Despite pending federal approval, the DOT says its moving ahead calling it an emergency situation. 

Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center

Officials are asking that those who want to get tested line up no earlier than 8:30 a.m., because time is needed to set-up the large testing operation.

This will be the largest testing site on Oahu so far. Officials say, they’re prepared to hand off 7,000 self-administered nose swab tests. 

The freeway will remain closed until 6 p.m.

Anyone who wants to be tested is asked to sign up at doineedacovid19test.com to speed up the process.

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