2nd HCCC Employee Tests Positive for COVID

April 16, 2021, 3:38 PM HST
* Updated April 16, 3:45 PM
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A second Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center (HCCC) employee has tested positive for COVID-19, state officials confirmed this afternoon, April 16.

At this point, no HCCC inmates have tested positive for the virus, according to the Public Safety Department.

The first employee last worked on April 7 and the second on April 8. PSD has not said what positions they hold at the jail or what type of contact they have with the in-custodies. HCCC suspended all inmate movement after the first employee’s positive test was reported on Monday, April 12.

PSD health care staff has been conducting testing this week with assistance from the Department of Health and Premier Medical Group. So far, 39 results from HCCC staff have returned negative. While no inmates have reported symptoms, HCCC has enacted its pandemic protocol measures to quarantine the facility as a precaution.

COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. Currently, the inmate population at all facilities is clear of active COVID-19 cases.

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