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PSD News Release: Department of Public Safety COVID-19 Update

Posted on Aug 27, 2021 in Latest Department News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in the state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The Department of Public Safety (PSD) continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily get tested and receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The latest testing updates received for the correctional facilities are as follows:

Kauai Community Correctional Center – 18 inmate recoveries reported. This drops the active positive inmate cases to just 16.

Oahu Community Correctional Center – 16 inmate test results: One (1) positive, 15 negative. One (1) positive employee test result was reported.

Women’s Community Correctional Center – Nine (9) inmate test results: One (1) positive, eight (8) negative (NOTE: the one (1) positive inmate is an extended furlough inmate who resides outside of the facility. There are no positive inmate cases reported inside the facility.)

Hawaii Community Correctional Center – Three (3) negative inmate test results.  Eight (8) staff test results: Two (2) positive, six (6) negative

Maui Community Correctional Center – Six (6) negative inmate test results.

For more detailed inmate testing data, PSD’s Pandemic Plan and information on response efforts made to safeguard the inmates, staff and public, visit the dedicated COVID-19 webpage at: