7 Hawaii National Guard soldiers test positive for COVID-19 after returning home from D.C.

Coronavirus

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Seven Hawaii 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. 

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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. Those seven and their families have the full support of the Hawaii National Guard. 

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

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