COVID-19 Campus Information
The health and safety of UH West Oʻahu students, faculty, staff, and campus ʻohana are a top priority. This page contains campus-related information in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. For more COVID-19 information regarding University of Hawaiʻi campuses, go to the UH System COVID-19 page or see the interim UH COVID-19 Guidelines. Please check your hawaii.edu emails and this site for updates.
Process for positive and suspected cases
UH West Oʻahu students and employees are asked to contact the campus COVID-19 Hotline at (808) 689-2525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if they have tested positive and have been on campus.
The UH West Oʻahu has enacted these Guidelines to protect the safety, health and welfare of its students, employees and visitors. Note that these guidelines are interim. Please refer to the Guidelines for more complete information, but note:
Face masks must be worn indoors in classrooms, shared laboratories, other instructional spaces and tightly confined educational spaces (such as advising offices), as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Hawai‘i Department of Health, given the increased density of people over long periods of time in these settings, and requirements for in-person attendance.
Positive Test or Exposure
If you test positive, you should isolate for at least 5 days (until you are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your symptoms are improving).
- After the isolation period has ended, you may return to campus and must wear a well-fitting mask around others, in all settings, for an additional 5 days; do not go to places where you cannot wear a mask, such as restaurants and some gyms; avoid travel and being around people who are at high
- If you have access to antigen tests, you should consider using them. With two sequential negative tests 48 hours apart, you may remove your mask sooner than day 10, except as otherwise required by the University.
- If you were severely ill with COVID-19, you should isolate for at least 10 days and consult your healthcare provider before ending isolation.
You are permitted to come to campus if:
- You have been exposed to COVID-19. Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19. Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure.
- You must: (1) wear a well-fitting mask and monitor for symptoms for 10 days following the last close contact with the positive individual, and (2) get tested on day 6.
- Do not go to places where you cannot wear a mask, including travel and, public transportation settings. Take extra precautions around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.
- If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate immediately, get tested, and stay home until you know the result.
The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu, in conjunction with UH System, continues to plan, prepare and implement procedures to protect the health and safety of our campus ʻohana.