DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 UPDATE


COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. The Halawa Correctional Facility (HCF) reports one positive staff case. The employee last worked 7/21/21. Additionally, there were 3 negative inmate test results received for HCF.


The latest testing updates received for other facilities are as follows:

Oahu Community Correctional Center – 22 negative inmate test results

Hawaii Community Correctional Center – 3 negative inmate test results and 10 negative staff test results. One of the two previously reported positive employees has recovered.

Waiawa Correctional Facility – 3 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/.