2 recently Admitted HCCC Inmates Test Positive for COVID
Two recently admitted inmates to Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center tested positive for COVID-19 with an additional four inmate test results returning negative.
The positive cases are in intake-related quarantine housing. The facility has enacted its pandemic protocol to suspend all inmate movement going out of the facility as a precaution. HCCC will continue to take new admissions.
The facility health care staff and the Department of Health have initiated contact tracing and are coordinating voluntary testing.
COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities. The inmate test results received at other facilities are as follows:
- O‘ahu Community Correctional Center – 45 negative inmate test results
- Maui Community Correctional Center – 6 negative inmate test results
- Women’s Community Correctional Center – 2 negative inmate test results
- Halawa Correctional Facility – 1 negative inmate test result
The Department of Public Safety continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily receive the COVID vaccination. 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, click here.