Testing demand wanes as people follow stay-at-home order

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Karen Carroll, left, and Natalya Barbarosh talk Tuesday about their experiences screening and testing people for COVID-19 at Puna Community Medical Center in Pahoa. Carroll and Barbarosh have both had good experiences helping people through this difficult time.

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Elena Cabatu, director of marketing and public affairs at Hilo Medical Center, watches as Lauri Redus, regional imaging administrator at HMC, fixes the sign outside the COVID-19 screening and testing center Tuesday at Puna Community Medical Center in Pahoa. Anyone can come into the center without an appointment to get screened or tested for COVID-19.

It was quiet Tuesday morning at the Puna Community Medical Center.