HCCC in quarantine after positive COVID test

Hawaii Community Correctional Center has been placed in quarantine after a staffer tested positive for COVID-19, the state confirmed Monday.

The Hawaii Community Correctional Center employee, who last worked April 7, recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the state. No inmates have reported symptoms but as a precaution, HCCC has enacted its pandemic protocol to quarantine the facility and suspend all inmate movement.

Facility health care staff and the Department of Health have initiated contact tracing and testing with the assistance of Premier Medical Group, according to the state. The facility has sanitized the spaces where the employee worked.

To date, 327 inmates have been tested at HCCC with 326 negative results. One inmate tested positive in September, but has since recovered.

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