Positive COVID-19 case reported on campus 8-4-21

Aug 4, 2021 – 9:02 PM

Aloha Windward CC community,

A close contact of the positive case from this morning has tested 
positive for COVID-19 and is also self-isolating. The two close contacts 
of this individual has been identified and notified through the contact 
tracing process, which continues, and the Hawaii Department of Health 
has been notified.

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.

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 everyone on campus wear a face covering when indoors and 
not isolated from others or while outdoors and in a large group. 
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:

https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine/

Stay healthy and be safe!

Mahalo for your vigilance,

Windward Community College