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- COVID-19 Info for Students and Employees (updated 15 March)
- Campus Updates (updated 7 January)
- Building and Office Hours (updated 2 March)
New and Important Information
- UH Hilo is a proud #OurKuleana Pledge Partner, joining other Hawai‘i Island organizations in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. As a member of our UH Hilo ‘ohana, please continue to do your part by adhering to campus social distancing guidelines.
- Read our Interim COVID-19 Guidelines for policies and procedures.
- UH Hilo Distancing Guidelines and Strategies
COVID-19 Info for Students and Employees
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
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.
Last updated 7 January, regarding 26th Annual Hoʻolauleʻa.
- 26th Annual Hoʻolauleʻa postponed
- Food Services:
- ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center: closed.
- Parking: now in “non-instructional day” status.
- Performing Arts Center: Closed until further notice. Please visit the Performing Arts Center website for information and links to streaming events.
- Student Medical Services: make an appointment by telephone, Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm, closed from 12pm-1pm.
- UH WiFi: available in parking zones 2 and 4.
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.