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Updated September 14, 2020

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Health & Well-Being Working Group (HWBWG) Report

The Health & Well-Being working group report for the Fall 2020 semester is now available.

Student-related Information

Federal CARES funding FAQs and details of UH Mānoa’s compliance with the act are now available.

Urgent Student Relief Fund and Federal CARES funding information and the combined application for both funds.

April 13: Urgent Student Relief Fund

March 13: UH Mānoa mental health resources

Additional Community Support Services, Resources and Information


Student, Faculty & Staff-related Information

June 16: Maintaining healthy relationships during the pandemic

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.

Counseling Services

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

Crisis Services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) – 24/7 crisis line
Toll free (800) 273-8255
NSPL website

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
CARES website

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.

Related UH News stories

May 19: Dealing with grief and loss, help available

May 5: Experts provide tips for parents during pandemic

April 3: Pandemic stress can debilitate those with pre-existing anxiety

March 24: How to manage COVID-19 anxiety


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.

March 7: Practical tips to protect yourself


Further Questions

Email us at covid19@hawaii.edu.

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