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Purpose and Scope

The top priority of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa during the COVID-19 pandemic is ensuring the health and safety of students, faculty and staff while fulfilling the university’s commitment to provide the best possible learning, teaching and research experience for the campus community. The goal is to make the campus environment and activities as healthy and vibrant as possible with the current understanding of the pandemic.

The UH Mānoa COVID-19 Guidelines for the fall 2020 semester apply the latest county, state and federal COVID-19 guidance, as well as science, data and best practices from around the world. They are based off of the plans developed by eight campus working groups and the Interim UH System COVID-19 Guidelines (UH System Guidelines). They cover every aspect of campus operations, with a focus on health and safety and preventing the spread of COVID-19 virus on the Mānoa campus and in Hawaiʻi.

There are seven categories of guidelines, which can be accessed from the menu on the right side of the screen for desktops or by scrolling down on mobile devices

The guidelines are the framework to resume on-site delivery of classes, advising, campus services, research and other activities. As stated in the UH System Guidelines, ultimately, all members of the university community—students, faculty, staff and visitors alike—must also take responsibility for their own health and safety and act in a manner that demonstrates respect and consideration for those around them. No community, particularly one as large and complex as UH Mānoa, can guarantee an environment completely free of COVID-19.

These guidelines shall remain in effect until and unless superseded or revoked by the UH Mānoa Provost. These guidelines apply to all UH Mānoa operations and at off-campus facilities, and all students, employees and visitors are expected to comply.

This guidance includes information on topics such as:

Additional information can be found on the UH Mānoa COVID-19 FAQs webpages, and employees can find more HR related information at the University Office of Human Resources website.

As with the UH System Guidelines, the following publications have served and will continue to serve as valuable resources:

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