Wearing face masks in classrooms, shared laboratories, other instructional spaces and tightly confined educational spaces (such as advising offices), will continue to be required at all University of Hawaiʻi campuses for the 2022 summer sessions. Following the increase in COVID-19 cases across the state, the continuation of existing masking requirements was recommended by UH medical and public health experts and the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health and affirmed by UH Officers and administration officials on all campuses. A decision on whether the requirement will remain in place for the fall 2022 semester is expected by mid-August.
Please continue to follow the UH COVID-19 Guidelines during the summer sessions. If you test positive for COVID-19 and have been on campus, immediately contact your campus COVID-19 Response Team (contact info for each UH campus). Instructors can also inform the CRT with contact information of an individual. The UH System follows the State Department of Health return-to-work guidance (PDF).
Do not report to a UH campus or facility if any of these apply:
- You tested positive for COVID-19 and are on home isolation.
- You have new or worsening symptoms that could be COVID-19 and not attributable to a pre-existing condition.
- You are immunocompromised and are a close contact of a COVID-19 positive individual.
- You are not “up to date” with your vaccines and are a close contact of a COVID-19 positive individual. “Up to date” means you have received all COVID-19 vaccine doses for which you are eligible, e.g., the initial two shots and a booster.
- You must isolate for 5 days after the date of last exposure and may return on day 6 if you have not had a fever within the past 24 hours and your symptoms are significantly improved. When you return to campus, you must wear a well-fitted mask at all times and not eat or drink around others until the full 10 days have passed.
- You are subject to government-issued or a healthcare provider’s orders to quarantine.