COVID-19 Information

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COVID-19 Info for Students and Employees

Travel Reminder

Last updated March 10, 2021

Heading into Spring Break, there are a few reminders for anyone traveling or planning to travel. Interisland and Trans-Pacific travelers are still subject to a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. However, if you are traveling off-island and want to avoid quarantine, then you need to comply with the State of Hawaiʻi Safe Travels Hawaiʻi program. This means taking a COVID-19 test within 72 hours from departure on your final leg of your trip and getting a negative result.

If you comply with the Safe Travels program then you can come back to school or work immediately without quarantine. However, if you feel under the weather you should stay home. If you do not comply with the Safe Travels program, then you are required by law to quarantine for 10 days. After those 10 days then you can leave your house and come to school/work.

If you have questions about Safe Travels, then you may review the Safe Travels Hawaiʻi FAQs for helpful information, including steps to take for travel if you have recovered from COVID-19 but still test positive for the virus.

At this time there is no exemption from travel restrictions if you have been vaccinated.

In addition, all UH Hilo employees must report off-island travel (personal or work-related) through the UH Hilo Travel Disclosure form for tracking of possible self-quarantine period reporting and receive clearance prior to returning to campus.

March 15, 2021 Updates

If you are returning to UH Hilo from off-island, please submit a response to the UH Hilo Student Travel Survey Form. Also see the Quarantine FAQ information.

Info for Students
updated 15 March.

Info for Employees
updated 5 October.

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 7 January, regarding 26th Annual Hoʻolauleʻa.

Building and Office Hours

Last updated 5 October.

While the campus will remain closed to the general public, nearly all operations have returned to normal business hours, 7:45am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Some services remain closed in the interest of personal safety.