Updated September 9, 2022
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- Updated Fall 2022 Mask Policy
- Financial and Additional Support Resources for Students
- UH COVID-19 Dashboards
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- Further Questions
Updated Fall 2022 Mask Policy (Effective September 16)
The remaining face mask requirements on University of Hawaiʻi campuses and properties will be lifted after Friday, September 16. Masks are currently required in classrooms, shared laboratory spaces and confined educational spaces in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our community.
“Mahalo for all you have done to elevate our collective understanding of personal safety during this devastating pandemic,” said UH President David Lassner in the September 9 email to the 10-campus system announcing the update. “You have demonstrated our capacity to look beyond ourselves and to care for others.”
The decision to lift the remaining mask requirements was based on the recommendation of UH medical and public health experts as well as the latest federal and state guidance. The rate of COVID-19 community transmission is no longer disrupting daily life. Most infections now are not life threatening, and many recover without hospitalization.
“UH will continue to remain highly vigilant, and COVID-19 restrictions may be quickly reinstated, if conditions change and warrant stronger measures,” said Lassner in the announcement.
Lassner also asked that everyone be respectful of an individual’s choice to continue to wear a face mask and abide by signs that may be posted outside individual offices requesting that masks be worn for the protection of others.
Masking is still strongly encouraged in crowded indoor spaces and required for those who have contracted the virus. More information can be found on the UH COVID-19 Guidelines.
Financial and Additional Support Resources for Students
UH Mānoa financial, health and basic needs resources.
The current University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Federal CARES compliance statement is available.
UH COVID-19 Dashboards
The University of Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Dashboards provide updated information on the UH campuses and facilities and employee and student vaccination rates.
September 9: Face masks no longer required at UH after Friday, September 16
August 3, 2022: Update to UH masking policy effective immediately
May 24, 2022: Face masks required indoors on UH campuses and properties
May 17, 2022: Face masks required for educational spaces for 2022 summer sessions
March 23, 2022: UH suspends COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements
March 17, 2022: UH updates COVID-19 Guidelines
March 3, 2022: Stand by for updates to COVID-19 guidelines
March 1, 2022: Update to UH COVID-19 Telework Policy
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