PSD NEWS RELEASE: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATEPosted on Jul 6, 2021 in Latest Department News, Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC) received 44 inmate test results. Of that number, four were positive and 40 were negative. There were 16 HCCC staff results reported, one of which was positive and 15 were negative. There was also one HCCC staff recovery.
The Waiawa Correctional Facility reports one positive inmate case. The male inmate was tested during an outside medical appointment and the rapid test showed positive for COVID. The facility enacted their pandemic protocol to place the inmate population in quarantine as a precaution. The Department of Health and the Hawaii National Guard administered testing at the facility. So far 178 negative inmate test results and three negative staff results were received.
COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. The latest testing updates received for other facilities are as follows:
Oahu Community Correctional Center – 58 negative inmate test results.
Halawa Correctional Facility – 11 negative inmate test results. One staff recovery. HCF is clear of all active COVID-19 cases.
Women’s 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/.