Positive COVID-19 Case Reported on Campus

April 22, 2021

Aloha Windward CC community,

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

Two areas have been closed, as recommended by the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention and UH COVID-19 guidelines. Signs have been placed in 
the impacted areas, 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 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