PSD News Release: Department of Public Safety Covid-19 update

Posted on Sep 2, 2021 in Latest News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in the state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The Department of Public Safety (PSD) continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily get tested and receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The latest testing updates received for the correctional facilities are as follows:

Oahu Community Correctional Center – 274 inmate test results: 12 positive, 262 negative. Two (2) employees have recovered and returned to duty.

Hawaii Community Correctional Center – 44 inmate test results: Five (5) positive, 39 negative. There were also 44 negative staff test results reported.

For more detailed inmate testing data, PSD’s Pandemic Plan and information on response 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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