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Updated August 3, 2022

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Updated Fall 2022 Mask Policy

In anticipation of the fall 2022 semester, and after consultation with our health advisors, we are updating our masking policy. Effective immediately:

Masking continues to be required indoors in:

  • Classrooms
  • Shared laboratory spaces
  • Tightly confined educational spaces, such as advising offices

Masking is highly recommended in all other indoor settings on campuses.

Individual campuses may also require masking in other indoor and outdoor venues. Examples may include situations with large numbers of people in close proximity or where it is anticipated that high numbers of higher-risk persons will be attending. Masking requirements will be posted at such venues and events.

These masking guidelines will be in effect from now through the first month of classes—until September 19. We will be consulting with our health advisors throughout this time and will announce any changes by that date. Please continue to monitor your hawaii.edu email for updates.

The retention of this indoor masking requirement will help everyone safely begin the semester while all but one of our counties is at a “high” COVID-19 community level. This guidance also recognizes increasing face-to-face interaction this fall among students as well as employees who may have traveled recently from outside of the state.

As always, all members of the UH community are expected to respect the individual choices of others to wear masks even where not required.

Please refer to the UH COVID-19 Guidelines for more details on masking and other safety practices relating to protection of yourself and others from COVID-19.


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.


Leadership Messages

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


Further Questions

Email us at covid19@hawaii.edu.

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