Updated December 24, 2020
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Additional Community Support Services, Resources and Information
- Emergency Food Assistance
- Housing Financial Assistance (Utilities and Shelter)
- Medical and Unemployment
- Nutritional and Financial Assistance
- UH Mānoa mental health resources
Student, Faculty & Staff-related Information
Public Health Information on COVID-19
The university continues to advise everyone to follow authoritative updates from the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (HDOH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of State for the latest information and recommended actions for protection.
COVID-19 adds a layer of stress and uncertainty to the normal stress in our daily lives. The UH Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) has adjusted services during the pandemic. CSDC is set up for urgent individual walk-in appointments (with adjustments to accommodate social distancing) or telephone crisis consultations. Group counseling programs have been suspended during the COVID-19 outbreak.
CSDC requests that you call to set up an appointment or before attending a walk-in appointment, and staff will help arrange appropriate services. Check the CSDC website for up-to-date information about services.
Location: Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 312
Business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (urgent walk-in availability 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Eligibility For Services: Available to UH Mānoa students
How to Obtain Services: Please call (808) 956-7927
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) – 24/7 crisis line
Toll free (800) 273-8255
Crisis Text Line – 24/7 crisis text line
Text ALOHA to 741741
Crisis Text Hotline website
If you prefer texting over talking or are deaf or hard of hearing, the Crisis Text Line connects you with a crisis counselor who will invite you to share at your own pace.
Hawaiʻi CARES (Coordinated Access Resource Entry System)
Call (808) 832-3100 (Oahu) or (800) 753-6879 for neighbor islands
When you call Hawaiʻi CARES, you will be connected with a local crisis counselor who will ask a bit about you, what your needs are, and how they can help.
How to Protect Yourself
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases. These include:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Get a flu shot. (While it won’t protect against COVID-19, it may help in diagnosis should you display symptoms.)
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask. Wear a cloth face cover when you have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
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