Positive COVID-19 Case Reported on Campus – Aug 28

August 28, 2021

Aloha Windward CC community,

A campus community member who was last on campus on August 23, has 
tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating. Three close contacts 
have been identified and notified through the contact tracing process, 
which continues, and the Hawaii Department of Health has been notified.

Affected areas on campus will be 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. 
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.

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 vaccinated 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:

Stay healthy and be safe!

Mahalo for your vigilance,

Windward Community College