COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

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COVID-19 Info for Students and Employees

On March 26, 2022, the following updates to the University of Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Guidelines for the 10-campus system will go into effect. The updates are based on recommendations by the UH COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Working Group, a team of UH medical and public health experts, and reflect the latest updates of local government COVID-19 restrictions and the high vaccination rates among UH students, faculty and staff. The UH COVID-19 Guidelines are subject to change depending on the status of the pandemic.

The following UH COVID-19 Guidelines are still required, at a minimum, for the remainder of the spring 2022 semester:

  • Face masks must be worn indoors in classrooms, shared laboratories, other instructional spaces and tightly confined educational spaces (such as advising offices), as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Hawaiʻi Department of Health, given the increased density of people over long periods of time in these settings, and requirements for in-person attendance.
  • Face masks must be worn by anyone who is positive or has symptoms of COVID-19, or who has been exposed to someone with the virus, for the duration of the isolation or quarantine period.
  • Students and employees with a medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement must continue to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test regularly to the LumiSight UH app.

The UH COVID-19 Guidelines no longer required as of March 26 include:

  • The daily COVID-19 health screening via the Lumisight UH health app.
  • Face masks indoors except as identified above; face masks may be encouraged, but are not required in the following situations:
    • Common areas (hallways, stairwells, lobbies, bathrooms, etc), offices, eateries, libraries, bookstores, etc.
    • Indoor events such as commencement, athletic and performing arts events, campus tours and field trips.
      • While not required, event organizers may request continued masking if the number of attendees is close to the maximum capacity of the venue or based on anticipated high numbers of higher-risk persons attending.
    • Instructors while teaching, provided they maintain 6 feet distance from others.
  • And outdoors, including outdoor campus events.
  • Visitors providing proof of vaccination or negative test results to access campus events.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

Please see the UH Hilo report on the The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

For research information about COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself, please visit Coronavirus: Research, Commentary, and News.

Campus Updates

Last updated 22 March.

Building and Office Hours

Last updated 6 July.

Nearly all operations have returned to normal business hours, 7:45am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Refer to office websites for specific hours of operation.