UPDATES

Media Coverage

City & County of Honolulu Partnership

On May 19, 2020 Mayor Kirk Caldwell and University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner announced an agreement in principle to support the TCM Lab with $3.9 million in CARES funds from the City and County of Honolulu. Through this agreement the TCM Lab will provide 50,000 diagnostic COVID-19 tests available to Oʻahu residents through the end of 2020, administered in partnership with Community Health Centers around the island. In addition, 49,000 COVID-19 antibody tests will be made available as part of a broader population study to identify patterns and levels of COVID-19 exposure locally. The Rockefeller Foundation is also providing support as part of a longer-term investment to ensure that Honolulu has surge capacity to handle subsequent waves of COVID-19. 

On May 19, 2020 Mayor Kirk Caldwell and University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner announced an agreement in principle to support the TCM Lab with $3.9 million in CARES funds from the City and County of Honolulu. Through this agreement the TCM Lab will provide 50,000 diagnostic COVID-19 tests available to Oʻahu residents through the end of 2020, administered in partnership with Community Health Centers around the island. In addition, 49,000 COVID-19 antibody tests will be made available as part of a broader population study to identify patterns and levels of COVID-19 exposure locally. The Rockefeller Foundation is also providing support as part of a longer-term investment to ensure that Honolulu has surge capacity to handle subsequent waves of COVID-19. 

Community Support

We have strong support from the Hawaiʻi Labor Coalition: Bricklayers and Allied Crafts Local 1, Hawaiʻi Iron Workers Local 625, Hawaiʻi Firefighters Association Local 1463, Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association, Hawaiʻi Teamsters and Allied Workers Local 996, IATSE Mixed Local 665, ILWU Local 142, Pride at Work, Hawaiʻi, SAG-AFTRA, Hawaiʻi, Unite Here! Local 5, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 480.