Positive COVID-19 case reported on campus

August 4, 2021

Aloha Windward CC community,

A campus community member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating. Five close contacts have been identified and notified through the contact tracing process, which continues, and the Hawaii Department 
of Health has been notified. 

Two areas within buildings have been closed, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UH COVID-19 guidelines. Signs have been placed on the impacted buildings and the building occupants have been notified and reminded to continue to be vigilant.

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. 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).

All positive cases and suspected cases of COVID-19 should be reported to Kelli Brandvold, Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services. She can be reached at 808-235-7403 or by email at kellib@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.

Please remember to follow campus COVID-19 guidelines including staying home when you are sick and using the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus or participating in campus-related activities. When on campus, wear a face covering, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

Mahalo for your vigilance,

Windward Community College