CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION AND RESOURCESPosted 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.
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.
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.)
PSD INFORMATION REQUEST RESPONSES
3/19/2020 – PSD response to ACLU 3/12/20 letter