CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Featured

For the latest statewide COVID-19 information and resources go: Hawaii COVID-19

If you prefer to speak to someone about COVID-19 you can call Aloha United Way at 2-1-1

PSD COVID-19 Public Documents and Information:

PSD POPULATION REPORT – Updated bi-monthly here: Corrections Population Reports


INMATE COVID-19 TESTING REPORT (updated daily)

  • If an inmate presents with symptoms of a respiratory illness, PSD Health Care Division’s staff will perform a full evaluation, including testing for COVID-19 and common infectious respiratory illnesses such as Influenza.
  • Health care staff conduct onsite specimen collection using the nasopharyngeal swab and submit the specimen to DOH or Clinical Labs for testing.
  • Inmates pending testing are immediately placed in medical isolation.
  • The facilities have longstanding outbreak management plans in place to quickly identify, isolate and treat communicable diseases.  They remain vigilant in their efforts to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE PLAN – CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) educational video


DONATIONS RECEIVED

The Department of Public Safety (PSD) would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has donated various masks and other items to our corrections and law enforcement divisions. PSD has received 700 KN95 and N95 masks, 525 custom made plastic shields, 770 cloth masks and 6,300 surgical grade masks through the generosity of local businesses, other state agencies, non-profit groups, the public and PSD staff. Several facilities have also received public donations including various types of hand sanitizer, soap, sheets, bath towels, plastic barrier building supplies, and even crates of fresh produce.


NEWS RELEASES

6/5/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE – PSD COVID-19 updates for 6.5.20

6/4/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE – PSD & Hawaii Correctional Industries dry fog to prevent COVID-19 in corrections facilities 6.4.20 –                         (Click here for link to video on PSD Facebook page)

5/29/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE – PSD COVID-19 updates for 5.29.30

5/22/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE – PSD COVID-19 updates for 5.22.20 

5/21/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE – Big Island inmates sew and donate masks for those in need 5.21.20

5/15/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE – PSD COVID-19 updates for 5.15.20

5/08/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE – PSD COVID-19 updates for 5.8.20

5/01/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE – PSD COVID-19 updates for 5.1.20

4/24/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE – PSD and Hawaii Paroling Authority (HPA) COVID-19 updates for 4.24.20

4/22/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE – Sheriff impersonator, phone text extortion scam 4.22.20

4/17/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE – PSD and Hawaii Paroling Authority (HPA) COVID 19 updates for 4.17.20

4/10/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE – PSD Inmates Sew Cloth Masks for PSD Staff and Community    (Video and pictures can be found on our PSD Facebook Page – www.Facebook.com/HawaiiPSD)

4/9/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE – PSD Inmate Testing and Population Relief Effort Update for 4.9.20(UPDATE (4/10/20): The one pending COVID-19 test results at the HCCC Hale Nani Reintegration Center came back negative.  The quarantine at the reintegration center was lifted.)

4/2/2020 – PSD NEWS RELEASE -PSD Inmate Testing and Population Relief Efforts 4.2.20      (UPDATE 4/3/20: The COVID-19 test results came back negative for the individual being detained at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.)

3/27/2020 –PSD NEWS RELEASE – Corrections Division – Inmate Population Relief Efforts

3/23/2020 PSD NEWS RELEASE – Corrections Division – Procedure and Program Updates for 3/23/20

3/20/2020 PSD NEWS RELEASE – Corrections Division – Procedure and Program Updates 

3/18/2020 PSD NEWS RELEASE – Public Safety Sheriff Division temporarily suspends eviction activities

3/12/2020 PSD NEWS RELEASE – Public Safety Department suspends inmate personal visits

 


PSD INFORMATION REQUEST RESPONSES

3/31/3020 – PSD response to Kauai Councilmember Felicia Cowden 3/30/20 letter

3/30/2020 – PSD response to Correctional System Oversight Commission 3/27/20 letter

3/25/2020 – PSD response to Office of the Public Defender 3/23/20 letter

3/23/2020 – PSD response to Correctional System Oversight Commission inquiry

3/19/2020 – PSD response to ACLU 3/12/20 letter