PSD NEWS RELEASE: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATEPosted on Aug 16, 2021 in Latest Department News, Newsroom
HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in our state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The latest testing updates received for the correctional facilities are as follows:
Halawa Correctional Facility – 27 inmate test results: 2 positive, 25 negative. 3 inmates recovered dropping the total active positive inmate count to 62. 1 staff recovered, dropping total active staff cases to 2.
Kauai Community Correctional Center – 27 inmate test results: 15 positive, 12 negative. 1 positive staff test result.
Oahu Community Correctional Center – 3 inmate test results: 2 positive, 1 negative. 1 positive staff test result.
Women’s Community Correctional Center – 1 negative inmate test results
Waiawa Correctional Facility – 1 negative inmate test results
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/.