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

Posted on Sep 8, 2021 in Latest Department 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 – 45 inmate test results: 12 positive, 33 negative. There was one (1) positive employee case reported.

Kauai Community Correctional Center – Six (6) inmates tested positive. There were also 16 negative inmate test results and one (1) inmate recovery reported.

Halawa Correctional Facility – 86 negative inmate test result and 53 negative staff test results were received.

Women’s Community Correctional Center – 58 negative inmate test results.

Maui Community Correctional Center – Seven (7) negative inmate test results.

Hawaii Community Correctional Center – Five (5) negative inmate test results were received.

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: