David Y.Ige | PSD press release: COVID-19 update from the Ministry of Public Security

PSD press release: COVID-19 update from the Ministry of Public Security

Posted on January 28, 2022 in Latest news from the department, Press room

HONOLULU – COVID-19 testing is being done continuously at state jails and prisons as well as the contracted Saguaro Correctional Facility in Eloy, AZ. The latest test updates received for the correctional institutions are the following:

Oahu Community Correctional Center – 210 inmate test results; 28 positive, 182 negative.

Hawaii Community Correctional Center – Eight (8) inmate test results; Five (5) positive, three (3) negative.

Halawa Correctional Facility – Four (4) inmate test results; Three (3) positive, one (1) negative. Four (4) employees have recovered.

Kauai Community Correctional Center – 36 inmate test results; One (1) positive, 35 negatives. A previously reported positive inmate has been released.

Saguaro Correctional Center (Eloy, AZ) – One (1) positive test result from the inmate.

Women’s Community Correctional Center – 11 negative inmate test results.

Maui Community Correctional Center – Five (5) negative inmate results.

COVID-19 updates for other PSD divisions are as follows:

administrative division – One (1) positive staff test result reported.

The Department of Public Security (DSP) continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily get tested and receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For more detailed data on inmate testing, PSD’s pandemic plan, and information on response efforts to protect inmates, staff, and the public, visit the dedicated COVID-19 webpage at : http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/.

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