McCarthy Mall

McCarthy Mall

Free COVID-19 walk-in testing will be conducted this Sunday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McCarthy Mall and will be open to the public. 

The self-administered nasal swab testing will be supervised by trained medical volunteers and will only be available to those who are non-symptomatic or have not been exposed to COVID-19.

UH employees with parking permits can park on upper campus. Non-UH employees or those without parking passes can park in the lower campus Zone 20 parking structure for free. 

This will be one of the official university activities students in the Modified Quarantine Program can attend. The Modified Quarantine Program allows a limited exemption to the 14-day mandatory quarantine for out-of-state UH students. Once the university receives a student’s negative COVID-19 test result, they are permitted to attend official university activities. 

They advise those attending to be aware of possible traffic delays and waiting times. Physical distancing and facial coverings will be required. 

This surge testing initiative was announced Tuesday, August 25 by the City and County of Honolulu, Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as a part of the county’s newest two week stay-at-home order. 

The surge testing program allows for 5,000 tests per day as opposed to 2,500 tests prior to the stay-at-home order in hopes of re-opening safely after 2 weeks.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams expanded on the surge testing program at a city press conference on Tuesday. He also demonstrated how to conduct the self-administered nasal swab testing. 

“We want to get a handle on who’s got it and who doesn’t. You do not need a doctor’s order. You do not need any money. It’s free. We want everyone to get tested,” Adams said. 

For pre-registration, testing locations and results visit