Positive COVID-19 Case Reported on WCC Campus

Sept. 14, 2020

Aloha mai kākou,

A member of our Windward CC community has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation. They were last on campus on September 4, before showing any symptoms, and notified the campus late yesterday, as soon as they received a positive test result.

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) has been notified, and the contact tracing process has begun. The two people the individual came into close contact with on campus have been notified and are self-isolating and are monitoring for symptoms after testing. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is not allowed to return to campus until they are cleared by a medical professional.

The impacted space has been closed, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and university 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).

Report all positive and suspected cases of COVID-19 to Kelli Brandvold at kellib@hawaii.edu at 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 use the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus, stay home when you are sick, wear a face covering and practice safe physical distancing while on campus and wash your hands often. Mahalo for your vigilance, supporting our campus’ health and safety.

E mālama pono,

Ardis Eschenberg
Chancellor