COVID-19 Case Reported on Campus: Dec 20, 2021

Aloha Windward CC community,

A campus community member who was last on campus on December 20, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating. There has been one close contact identified and the Hawaiʻi Department of Health has been notified.

The affected area on campus has been cleaned, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UH COVID-19 guidelines.

No further details can be shared as the privacy of the individuals involved must be respected. The campus is following all privacy and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is not allowed to return to campus until they are cleared by a medical provider, consistent with the standards of DOH and the CDC.

All positive cases and suspected cases of COVID-19 should be reported to Kelli Brandvold, Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services. Kelli can be reached at 808-235-7403 or by email at kellib@hawaii.edu OR Jennifer Brown, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Jennifer can be reached at 808-235-7466 or by email at jb26@hawaii.edu. The information will be kept confidential. Information on reported positive cases on UH campuses can be found at http://go.hawaii.edu/xy3.

It is imperative that everyone follows campus COVID-19 guidelines, including:

o using the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus or participating in campus-related activities

o staying home when you are sick or awaiting test results for COVID -19

It is required that everyone on campus wear a face covering when indoors and not in a room by yourself. Remember to practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

If you are able to get the vaccine or a booster and have not yet done so, this may be the perfect time to consider protecting your health and the health of those around you through vaccination. Here is a resource to help with information about the vaccine and how to find a vaccination site near you:

https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine/

Stay healthy and be safe!

Mahalo for your vigilance,

Windward Community College