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PSD News Release: Department of Public Safety covid-19 update

Posted on Sep 7, 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:

Oahu Community Correctional Center – 17 inmate test results: Two (2) positive, 15 negative. There was one (1) positive employee case reported. Three (3) employees have recovered and returned to duty.

Hawaii Community Correctional Center – Three (3) negative inmate test results were received. One (1) positive staff test result was reported and six (6) staff recoveries.

Halawa Correctional Facility – One (1) negative inmate test result.  Two (2) employees have recovered.

Women’s Community Correctional Center – Three (3) 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: