Positive COVID-19 case reported on campus 12-23-20

Dec 23, 2020

Aloha Windward CC community,

A member of the Windward CC community has tested positive for COVID-19 
and is currently in isolation. The contact tracing process is underway 
and has identified two potential close contacts, who are now in 
quarantine. The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has been notified. 
The individual does not participate in in-person courses, was last on 
campus on Monday, December 21, before showing symptoms, and notified 
the campus this evening that they received a positive test result.

Two rooms on campus that were possibly impacted are now closed and 
will be cleaned and disinfected, as recommended by the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and university COVID-19 
guidelines.

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).

Report all positive and suspected cases of COVID-19 to Kelli Brandvold 
at kellib@hawaii.edu or (808) 235-7403. 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. When on campus, wear a face 
covering, practice safe physical distancing, and wash your hands 
often.

Mahalo for your vigilance,

Windward Community College