FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If I traveled out-of-state and returning back to Hawaii, what are the state requirements and procedures?
Pursuant to the exemption students must show proof, upon arrival in the state, of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their point-of-departure. The test must be valid and one approved by the State of Hawaiʻi. If they have not received the test result before they arrive in Hawaiʻi, or if they take a COVID-19 test after they arrive (which has to be taken within 48 hours of arrival), they must quarantine themselves for 14 days. Students can transition out once they show proof of a negative test.
The exemption only allows the students, after meeting additional requirements, passing daily wellness checks and obtaining a negative test, to attend university activities, like classes, during the 14 days following arrival. Otherwise, the out-of-state students must self-isolate for the two-weeks following arrival. Each school is responsible for their students conducting daily wellness checks that include temperature checks and symptom questionnaires.
For more information, Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center News Release-Exemption Procedures for Returning Students to 3 Oahu Universities, July 17, 2020
If I tested positive for COVID-19 and reside on campus, can I stay on campus?
If your primary residence is located on campus, please see your schools Housing or Resident Advisor for more information on what steps you need to take next. Please see the following list for more information:
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Student FAQs | University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Brigham Young University
Hawaii Pacific University
COVID-19 FAQs & Resources
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information (chaminade.edu)
Are there financial and nutritional resources available?
Due to the impact of COVID-19, The City and County of Honolulu has launched the COVID-19 Hardship Relief Program to help the most economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program opened May 18, 2020 and will be administered directly by partners: Aloha United Way (2‑1‑1 or 808‑275‑2000), the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (808-596-8155), and Helping Hands Hawaii (808‑536‑7234). Please reach out directly to one of these non-profit partners to apply.
For more information and resources, please visit Nutritional and Financial Assistance | University of Hawaii System
I need support and experiencing distress during this pandemic, where do I go for help?
Are you dealing with the impact of COVID-19 and don't know what to do? Feeling distressed, emotionally overwhelmed and needing someone to talk to? Contact one of our Crisis Counselors to assists you in your mental health and well-being.
Our Crisis Counseling services are focused on helping individuals that have been affected by COVID-19 with the recovery process through the use of supportive counseling, referrals and linkages to community resources. We hope that our program will help you for feel heard, supported and will provide you with the opportunity to heal.
Ku Makani provides a team of trained and experienced professionals to help individuals in times of a mental health crisis. Ku Makani is here to help you Monday - Friday 4pm-9pm and Saturdays/Sundays 9am-9pm. On Oahu, call at 832-3100. On the neighbor islands, call toll-free at 1-800-753-6879.