County of Kaua‘i begins distribution of free at-home COVID-19 tests

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ross Kagawa and Russell Wellington clear one of the cases of COVID-19 self tests Monday during the first day of free-test distribution, at the Waimea Neighborhood Center. The distribution continues through the week at different neighborhood centers.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mayor Derek Kawakami joins the county Department of Parks & Recreation’s Ku‘ulei Takashima and Michelle Correa Monday in registering residents for the free COVID-19 self tests, at the Waimea Neighborhood Center.

LIHU‘E — Free COVID-19 home test kits ran out within a half hour at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center, where the county, in partnership with the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office, began its distribution of about 15,000 kits islandwide.

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