Department of Public Safety COVID-19 update for September 13, 2020

Efforts to contain the outbreak at the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) are working. The Department of Health (DOH) began the fourth round of follow-up testing at the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) this week, to make sure the virus remains under control in the incarcerated population.

PSD received 13 inmate test results today. Of the 13, only 2 were positive and 11 negative. There are currently no inmates hospitalized. All 26 staff tests results received were negative. Staff recoveries increased to 55 and current active cases among staff decreased to 42.


*Administration Division includes administrative services, fiscal, personnel, training and staff development and the offices under the Director.


**Numbers are subject to change as pending results are received. The total number of positive and negative tests to date can be found on PSD’s COVID-19 information website.

  • The inmate releases directed through the Hawaii Supreme Court (HSC) orders are on-going. There were no releases to report for 9/12/20.

  • All transports to court from all Oahu facilities are suspended through Friday, September 18. Video hearings will still be accommodated to the extent possible and as legally permissible. PSD is in constant contact with the Judiciary to assure the safety of all staff and inmates nvolved.

Staff continue to practice recommended precautions for the health and safety of the public, our staff and the inmates under our supervision including the use of proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). All facilities have been issued PPE and routinely keep an inventory of PPE for continuous distribution to staff as recommended in the Pandemic Plan. Each employee has been issued several face masks and OCCC employees have a face shield for added protection. All other facilities have been provided face shields for distribution to staff. Staff have access to gloves and other protective supplies, available all over the facility.

For 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 our webpage at: http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/.

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