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

Posted on Sep 16, 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 latest testing updates received for other correctional facilities are as follows:

Oahu Community Correctional Center – 181 inmate test results: Six (6) positive, 175 negative. One (1) OCCC employee has recovered and returned to work, dropping the total active positive staff cases to 11.

Hawaii Community Correctional Center – 115 inmate test results: 3 positive, 112 negative. The current total of active positive inmate cases in custody is six (6). There were also 51 negative staff test results reported.

Maui Community Correctional Center – Two (2) inmates, previously reported as positive yesterday (9/15), were re-tested and determined to be false positives. There is currently just one active inmate case in the facility.

Halawa Correctional Facility – 25 negative inmate test results.

Kulani Correctional Facility – Nine (9) negative inmate test results.

Kauai Community Correctional Center – One (1) negative inmate test result.

The Department of Public Safety (PSD) continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily get tested and receive the COVID-19 vaccination. 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: