KCCC Employee Tests Positive for COVID, Facility Under Quarantine
One Kaua´i Community Correctional Center (KCCC) employee has reported a positive test result to the facility.
The employee last worked Thursday, April 29. Thus far, the State Department of Public Safety reports that no KCCC inmates have reported symptoms. However, as a precaution, the facility has enacted its pandemic protocol to quarantine the area and suspend all inmate movement.
The facility health care staff and the Department of Health have initiated contact tracing and voluntary testing for all inmates and staff, according to a County press release. The facility also sanitized the spaces where the employee worked.
For more information on PSD’s planning and response to COVID-19, inmate testing data, and information detailing the efforts made to safeguard the inmates, staff and public, visit http://dps.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-resources/.