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Maui and Oahu Judiciary Employees Test Positive for COVID-19 

Posted on Sep 1, 2020 in News & Reports, Press Releases


HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Judiciary announced today that employees at three different facilities have tested positive for COVID-19. 

A Honolulu District Court Traffic Violations Bureau employee last worked on Aug. 19 and received a positive test result on Aug. 26. The person did not have public-facing contact. 

A Hale Hoomalu Juvenile Detention Facility employee last worked on Aug. 26 and received a positive test result Aug. 27. The person did not have contact with juveniles housed at the facility. 

A Hoapili Hale (Maui) employee, who was asymptomatic and took the test as a requirement for a new job, last worked on Aug. 31 and received a positive test result that night. The person has worked in the courtroom, always wearing a mask and adhering to CDC guidelines. 

Coworkers with close prolonged contact with the three affected individuals were notified, advised to self-quarantine and seek guidance from their medical providers They will return to work when medically appropriate to do so. 

Cleaning and disinfecting of the affected areas of Hale Hoomalu and the Traffic Violations Bureau has already been completed. 

The Second Circuit (Maui) Fourth Division chambers and courtroom are closed today for thorough cleaning and disinfecting. 

In all cases, the Judiciary confers with the Department of Health to ensure appropriate steps are taken with respect to employees and its facilities. 

There are now 10 confirmed positive cases for Judiciary employees statewide – eight on Oahu, one on Hawaii island, and one on Maui.  

For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at

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