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Posted on Aug 17, 2021 in Latest Department News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – The Department of Public Safety Training and Staff Development (TSD) section reports 44 negative staff and recruit test results. Voluntary testing was offered to all TSD staff and recruits after one law enforcement recruit tested positive on August 12.


COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in our state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The latest testing updates received for the correctional facilities are as follows:


Kauai Community Correctional Center – 70 inmate test results: 17 positive, 53 negative.

Halawa Correctional Facility – 23 inmate test results: 2 positive, 21 negative.

  • 41 inmates recovered dropping the total active positive inmate count to 23, two of which are hospitalized.

Oahu Community Correctional Center – 15 inmate test results: 10 positive, 5 negative.


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: