PSD NEWS RELEASE: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE

Posted on Jul 20, 2021 in Latest News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. The Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC) reports 42 inmate test results received, of which, two were positive and 40 were negative. Five inmates have recovered which leaves just the two new positive inmate cases. HCCC also reports 18 negative staff test results. The Halawa Correctional Facility reports one positive staff test result. The employee last worked on July 12.  The Oahu Community Correctional Center reports 24 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/.

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