Maui Coronavirus Updates

Seven Guardsmen Test Positive For COVID-19 Following Inauguration Mission

January 28, 2021, 12:34 PM HST
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Hawaiʻi Congressional Delegation meets with National Guard soldiers in Washington D.C. (1.21.21) PC: courtesy Hawaiʻi Congressional Delegation

Seven Hawaiʻi National Guardsmen who recently deployed to Washington, D.C. to help ensure a peaceful transition of presidential power on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2021, have tested positive for COVID-19, the Department of Health has confirmed. 

About 200 Guardsmen were requested to assist with the Washington, D.C. mission.

The Guardsmen were tested for COVID-19 upon arrival back to Honolulu. They flew on a total of four different military flights, with most flights landing this weekend and one on Tuesday.

The other Guardsmen who already tested negative will still be required to complete a 14-day quarantine.

The seven that are positive remain in isolation and are asymptomatic, according to the DOH.

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The State Department of Health has been notified and is assisting with contact tracing.

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