On August 31, the Maui Police Department, in coordination with the Department of Health, continued testing personnel for COVID-19. This was the third onsite testing held at the Wailuku Police Station.
Approximately 45 tests were conducted for employees that may have had first-person contact with one of the three earlier confirmed COVID-19 positive employees.
Utilizing rapid testing, seven presumptive positive test results came back. Additional tests were administered to the seven employees and lab results are pending.
The seven employees are in isolation. The affected employees have limited contact with the general public. Thus far, all ten of the COVID-19 positive employees work out of the Wailuku Police Station and are a combination of sworn and civilian. Also, none of the affected people are considered “First Line” meaning they are not from Patrol, Traffic, Investigations (Detectives), or School Resource Officers.
The Maui Police Department continues to take necessary precautions to minimize the spread, and enhance the safety for our personnel and the community. Precautions include commercial sanitizing, additional testing, expanding and encouraging testing for all first responders, and limiting face to face by utilizing electronic means when possible.
The Maui Police Department says that they will continue to respond to cases and protect and serve the Maui Community safely.