Mayor Caldwell issues statement on post-arrival COVID-19 testing

“The City and County of Honolulu supports the State’s pre travel testing program … days post-arrival, would test ten percent of the individuals who received pre-travel tests. … Hawaii gears up for a return of quarantine-free air travelers …

“The City and County of Honolulu supports the State’s pre travel testing program based on the assurance by Lieutenant Governor Josh Green that he will be implementing an additional post-travel, random, surveillance testing program. This program, as described, by the Lieutenant Governor conducted four days post-arrival, would test ten percent of the individuals who received pre-travel tests. This surveillance testing program is essential to know how many positive cases are coming into our state, and not being picked up by the State’s pre-test program. If the positivity rate is higher than what has been promised by the Lieutenant Governor, the City and County of Honolulu would explore additional protocols to protect the health and safety of its visitor industry workers and the broader community.