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Posted on: September 1, 2020

County of Maui reports three positive cases of COVID-19

The County of Maui announced that three (3) employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in self-isolation. These are separate from the 10 positive cases reported by the Maui Police Department.

Two (2) cases are from the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney and one (1) is from the Department of Public Works at the Molokai Baseyard.

“We are working diligently to safeguard the health and safety of our employees and members of the public while still maintaining government operations,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. “Employees who’ve been in close contact with positive employees are in self-quarantine, and we are aggressively testing other employees and conducting thorough, professional decontamination cleaning of work areas.”

The two Prosecutor’s Office employees who have tested positive are both asymptomatic. Both are being monitored daily by the Department of Health. Five (5) other workers who were in close contact with the employees are in self-quarantine at home.

The two employees work in the Old Wailuku Courthouse. All 47 employees who work at the old courthouse were tested on Monday and retesting is planned for Thursday.

The Old Wailuku Courthouse has been professionally cleaned and disinfected multiple times.

The Department of Public Works was notified late Monday afternoon that an employee who works at the Molokai Baseyard tested positive. That individual was notified by the Health Department and remains in self-isolation at home.

About 20 County employees at the baseyard have been tested. The department ordered deep cleaning of the baseyard and vehicles this morning.

Close contacts have been identified and are in self-quarantine. Health Department contact tracers are investigating the case with the department’s assistance.

Essential functions at the baseyard are expected to be maintained. Employees at both departments continue to practice physical distancing and wearing facial coverings as much as possible.

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