HCCC Continues to Battle COVID Cases Among Inmates

July 13, 2021, 9:15 AM HST
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With two additional inmate recoveries, Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center now reports eight active COVID-19 cases among prisoners.

The Public Safety Department has been battling an outbreak at HCCC since May. The number of cases has slowly started to dwindle. COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted statewide at all facilities.

The O‘ahu Community Correctional Center reports 17 inmate test results, of which, one was positive and 16 were negative. The latest testing updates received for other facilities are as follows:

  • Waiawa Correctional Facility – 3 negative staff test results.
  • Halawa Correctional Facility – 3 negative inmate test results.
  • Women’s Community Correctional Center – 2 negative inmate test results.
  • Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center – 1 negative inmate test result.

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, click here.

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