• Premier Medical personnel perform COVID-19 Rapid Tests on trans-Pacific passengers on the first day of trans-Pacific travel resuming in October 2020 at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Hawaii County ousted Premier Medical Group from its COVID-19 testing program at the island’s three major airports, uprooting more than 100 workers with less than a week’s notice, and brought in another vendor on an emergency two-week, $508,200 contract.