University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu

Safe Return to Campus

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu is implementing its interim COVID-19 guidelines in alignment with UH System COVID-19 guidance to ensure a safe and healthy campus.

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Virtual Front Desk hours: 10am-2pm on weekdays

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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 covidwo@hawaii.edu if they have tested positive, are symptomatic, or have had contact with a positive case.

The UH West Oʻahu COVID-19 Response Team has an action plan set up to address each situation reported, to assist affected students and employees, and to provide information to all appropriate parties.

Face masks and hygiene

Face masks must be worn indoors in classrooms, shared laboratories, other instructional spaces and tightly confined educational spaces such as advising offices. Plexi-glass barriers have been installed as added protection in areas where employees interact with the public. Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available. There will be hand sanitizer stations throughout campus, including classrooms.

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Daily cleaning and disinfecting

Building Services staff has been trained to provide daily cleaning and disinfection of campus facilities and spaces, including classrooms, restrooms, and elevators in accordance with CDC guidelines. This includes performing routine cleaning and disinfecting of spaces that are occupied and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched indoor surfaces, such as door handles, elevator buttons, faucets, and paper towel dispensers. Coordination will be made to ensure there will be appropriate time between classes to allow for effective cleaning to take place in classrooms.

Although the Building Services staff will maintain their normal cleaning processes after the classrooms and restrooms have been tended to, each employee should do their own due diligence and self-clean their work areas to ensure coverage commensurate with their work habits.

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