COVID-19 mass screening draws more than 1,600; nearly 300 tested Monday

  • Autos line up for initial screening Friday at the Old Kona Airport drive up COVID-19 testing. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dr. Frank Sayer prequalifies a patient for the drive up COVID-19 Monday at Old Airport Park. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawii Today)

  • Premeir Medical health care worker Shanelle Starrett takes a photo of Aaron Hirishi's ID at the COVID-19 drive up testing Monday at Old Airport Park. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hawaii Fire Department first responders take qualifying patient's vital signs at the drive up coronavirus testing Friday at Old Kona Airport Park. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Testing supplies are ready at the drive up screening for COVID-19 Friday at Old Kona Airport Park. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Volunteer Lori Cannon, flight nurse for Hawaii Life Flight displays a swab taken from a qualifying patient at the Old Kona Airport drive up testing for COVID-19 on Monday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

The line of automobiles extended over a half-mile as residents descended upon Old Kona Airport Park for West Hawaii’s first drive-up COVID-19 testing Monday morning.