PSD News Release: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

Posted on Sep 29, 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 latest testing updates received for other correctional facilities are as follows:

Oahu Community Correctional Center – 19 inmate test results: One (1) positive, 18 negative.  There was also one (1) staff recovery reported.

Hawaii Community Correctional Center – 15 inmate test results: One (1) positive, 14 negative.

Women’s Community Correctional Center – Four (4) negative inmate test results.

Kauai Community Correctional Center – Two (2) negative inmate test result.

Additionally, the Sheriff Division reports one deputy sheriff, previously reported positive for COVID-19, has recovered and returned to duty.

The Department of Public Safety (PSD) continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily get tested and receive the COVID-19 vaccination. 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/.

Toni Schwartz
Public Information Officer
Hawaii Department of Public Safety
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