Maui Coronavirus Updates

Second COVID-19 Positive Case Confirmed at Maui Jail

By Wendy Osher
February 4, 2021, 5:01 PM HST
* Updated February 4, 5:02 PM
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MCCC. Photo courtesy Department of Public Safety.

A second Maui Community Correctional Center inmate has tested positive for COVID-19, according to officials with the state Department of Health.

There are 21 inmates in medical isolation and 75 inmates on quarantine status at MCCC as they undergo precautionary testing. 

Two adult corrections officers are also on a precautionary 14-day quarantine due to possible exposure. Both were advised to get tested and to see their private personal care providers for further evaluation if needed. 

No MCCC staff have reported having COVID-19. 

The department reports that MCCC is working collaboratively with the Maui District Health Office, the Department of Health and the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard to implement mass testing of affected inmates and staff.

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The state reports that SARS-CoV-2 testing is being conducted continuously statewide at all facilities.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served more than 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.
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