READ: HGEA Leader Frustrated with State Response to Coronavirus
August 28, 2020
Hawaii News Now reported HGEA Executive Director Randy Perreira's frustration after a cluster of COVID-19 cases involving both employees and inmates at the Oahu Community Correctional Center was exposed. He is also very concerned about lack of protocols and notification for deputy sheriffs working at the District Court Cellblock, the Hawaii Paroling Authority, detention center, Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and other facilities.
“Frankly, we are tired of sending letters to the department seeking guidance and seeking some kind of direction for employees,” said Perreira.
Members have been asking for specific protocols for handling COVID-19 positive custodies since March and still have not received a satisfactory response.