Positive COVID-19 case reported on campus

April 26, 2021

Aloha Windward CC community,

A member of the Windward CC community has tested positive for COVID-19. 
The individual was already self-isolating after being identified as a 
close contact from a previous case. The contact tracing process 
continues along with coordination with the state health department.

The impacted area had already been closed, as recommended by the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention, and UH COVID-19 guidelines. Signs 
have been placed in the impacted area, and occupants have been notified.

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 in-person 
activities. When on campus, wear a face covering, practice safe physical 
distancing and wash your hands often.

Mahalo for your vigilance,

Windward Community College