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3 MCCC staff test positive for virus

Three staff members at the Maui Community Correctional Center have tested positive for COVID-19, the state Department of Health reported on Tuesday.

When asked how the staff may have contracted the virus, a department spokesperson said Tuesday evening that the state Department of Health is conducting contact tracing, and that there are no active COVID cases among inmates.

COVID-19 testing has been ongoing at facilities statewide, including:

• Oahu Community Correctional Center, which had 57 negative inmate test results as of Tuesday.

• Halawa Correctional Facility, which had seven negative inmate test results.

• Hawaii Community Correctional Center, six negative inmate test results.

• Women’s Community Correctional Center, four negative inmate test results.

The Department of Public Safety said it continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily get tested and receive the COVID vaccine.

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