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

Posted on Jan 26, 2022 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 latest testing updates received for the correctional facilities are as follows:

Maui Community Correctional Center – 134 inmate results; 96 positive, 38 negative. 27 inmates have recovered. 27 staff test results; One (1) positive, 26 negative. One (1) employee has recovered.

Oahu Community Correctional Center – 111 inmate test results; 50 positive, 61 negative. Two (2) positive staff test results were received. One (1) employee has recovered.

Women’s Community Correctional Center – 26 inmate test results; 11 positive, 15 negative. One (1) positive WCCC staff test result was received.

Kauai Community Correctional Center – 39 inmate test results; Six (6) positive, 33 negative.  One (1) inmate has recovered. There were three (3) positive staff test results reported.

Waiawa Correctional Facility – 82 inmate test results; Three (3) positive, 79 negative. One (1) positive staff test result reported.

Hawaii Community Correctional Center – Two (2) inmate test results; One (1) positive, one (1) negative. Four (4) positive staff results reported.

Halawa Correctional Facility –Two (2) positive staff test results.  Four (4) staff have recovered. Three negative inmate test results.

COVID-19 updates for other PSD Divisions are as follows:

Administration Division – Three (3) positive admin employee test results received.

Attached Agencies (HPA, CVCC) – One (1) positive Hawaii Paroling Authority (HPA) employee test result received.

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: https://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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