PDS NEWS RELEASE: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

Posted on Jul 12, 2021 in Latest News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC) received 21 inmate test results. Of that number, one was positive and 20 were negative. That brings the total active positive inmate cases at the facility to 10. The Oahu Community Correctional Center reports 17 inmate test results, of which, one was positive and 16 were negative.

COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. The latest testing updates received for other facilities are as follows:

Waiawa Correctional Facility – 3 negative staff test results.

Halawa Correctional Facility – 3 negative inmate test results.

Women’s Community Correctional Center – 2 negative inmate test results.

Kauai Community Correctional Center – 1 negative inmate test result.

The Department of Public Safety (PSD) continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily get tested and receive the COVID vaccination. For PSD’s Pandemic Plan and more information on PSD’s planning and response to COVID-19, inmate testing data, and information detailing the efforts made to safeguard the inmates, staff and public, visit the dedicated COVID-19 webpage at: http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/.

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