Our Commitment To Safety:
Hawai’i Community College is continuing to take a cautious approach and offers a healthy mix of in-person, hybrid and online instruction. Our operations are informed by federal, state, county and University of Hawai'i COVID-19 Guidelines and continue to change as the pandemic evolves. For the most recent information about updates to guidelines, please see this University of Hawai'i announcement.
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Designated Campus Contacts
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Faculty & Staff Contact:
Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
- You tested positive for COVID-19;
- You suspect you have COVID-19 based on symptoms, travel history or history of prolonged contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, among other indicators; or
- Are subject to a quarantine.
- The student must notify the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs as their respective Designated Campus Contact. Student employees shall also notify their Supervisor immediately.
- The student will not be permitted on campus and shall remain at home to seek medical advice from a healthcare provider.
- If the student is on site, they must leave the campus immediately or wait in an area designated by the VCSA to safely isolate while waiting for transportation if the student is unable to leave immediately.
- The Designated Campus Contact shall then report this information to the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services to follow-up on the proper contact tracing, monitoring, and communications protocol.
- The employee must notify the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services as their respective Designated Campus Contact. Employees shall also notify their Supervisor immediately.
- The employee will not be permitted on campus and shall remain at home to seek medical advice from a healthcare provider.
- If the employeeis on site, they must leave the campus immediately or wait in an area designated by the VCAS to safely isolate while waiting for transportation if the employee is unable to leave immediately.
- The Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services will follow-up on the proper contact tracing, monitoring, and communications protocol.
NOTE: No one with symptoms of COVID-19 should be present onsite. If you observe anyone (including but not limited to students, employees, visitors or vendors) developing or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 onsite, notify the respective Designated Campus Contact immediately.
The College will have transitional space for symptomatic or COVID-19 exposed students and employees who need to be isolated from the rest of the campus. During the isolation, the Campus Official will brief the student or employee on the requirements to remain at home and seek immediate medical advice from their healthcare provider. A list of community resources will be provided if the student or employee does not have a primary healthcare provider. The Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services will be notified to initiate the contact tracing, monitoring and communications protocol as well as the proper cleaning and disinfecting of the area(s) as needed. The student or employee will also be advised on the requirements to return to campus after isolation.
Protocol to Return to Campus After Isolation:
Persons with COVID-19 who have positive or symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:
- At least 5 days have passed since COVID symptom onset, and
- At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
- Other symptoms have improved.
The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs will remain the point of contact for the student for daily check-ins, and the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services will remain the point of contact for employees.
The Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, in conjunction with the Department of Health and consistent with official guidelines, will determine when the student or employee meets the criteria to end home isolation. The student or employee shall not return to campus until they have clearance from the VCAS.
The reporting of positive COVID-19 cases or potential exposures to people who tested positive for COVID-19 is a confidential matter that must be treated with respect for personal privacy, as well as compliance with Federal guidance to protect their health information.
The Designated Campus Contacts, Supervisors, Deans/Directors and anyone involved in the reporting of these cases are required to maintain privacy and confidentiality of any reported information. These parties shall not disclose the identity of the student or employee to anyone who does not have a need to know.
In the event of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case on campus, the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services will work with public health authorities to balance the need for privacy with the health and safety interests of the campus community on a need to know basis.
- Communication protocols shall be in accordance with health information sharing regulations for COVID-19 and other applicable federal and state laws and regulations relating to privacy and confidentiality, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) or Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”).
- The College will not disclose the identity of any employee or student who is diagnosed with or is suspected of having COVID-19, except on a need-to-know basis. The College may also notify public health authorities if they learn that a student or employee has tested positive for COVID-19, and public health authorities have not already been notified, as this is a direct threat to public health.
- As appropriate, students, employees and the public will be made aware if and when confirmed COVID-19 cases are present on campus. Any campus closures or any restrictions in place to limit COVID-19 exposure (e.g., limited hours of operation) may be communicated in a manner that balances privacy with health and safety interests.
Hawai'i Community College has established a Steering Committee and Working Groups devoted to safely reopening our campuses.
- August 18: Teaching Resources: Message from VCAA Joni Onishi to Faculty and Lecturers
- July 9: Video Message to Students from Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas Regarding Fall 2020 Planning
- May 22: Chancellor's Virtual Wala'au
- May 1: Chancellor's Wala'au: Grading Policy, ACCJC Letter, Relief Fund, Earth Day Video, All-College Meeting
- April 15: Message from Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas regarding budget planning
- April 13: Update from VCAA Joni Onishi
- April 7: Message from Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas
- April 3: Faculty/Staff Development Committee Newsletter
- April 1: Message From Ken Kaleiwahea Regarding Limited Access to Buildings
- March 24: Message from Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas
- March 23: Message from VCAA Joni Onishi
- March 18: Message to students from VCAA Joni Onishi Regarding Hawaii CC Classes and Services
- March 18: Update from Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas
- March 18: Message to Faculty and Lecturers from Joni Onishi
- March 16: Update from Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas
- March 13: Hawai'i CC Support for Faculty for Moving Classes to Distance Delivery
- March 12: Message from Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas
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- December 11: UHCC Organizational and Resource Plan 2
- August 20: COVID-19 safety training video for employees
- August 19: Campus mask requirements and disciplinary actions
- August 18: UH Health screening app now available
- August 17: New employee telework policy for September
- July 27: Update on daily health check-in app for UH
- July 1: UH COVID-19 Guidelines
- May 20: Update on status of working from home
- May 15: Plans for Second Summer Session/Summer Session II
- May 15: Mahalo to UH employees and planning for fall, fom UH, UHPA, HGEA and UPW
- May 4: UH preparing for safe return to campuses in fall
- April 20: Credit/No-Credit Policy and FAQs for Spring Semester
- April 16: President Lassner Update to the BOR
- April 14: Memo from VPCC Erika Lacro
- April 13: President Lassner Thanks UH 'Ohana for COVID-19 response.
- April 9: Memo from President Lassner
- April 9: Emergency Grading Policy During Covid-19 Public Health Crisis
- April 2: COVID-19 update positive tests
- April 2: UH grading adjustments on the way
- March 31: UH’s 10 campuses move all summer courses online for first session
- March 31: How to apply for the UH Urgent Student Relief Fund
- March 30: Sex discrimination and gender-based violence resources for students
- March 25: Course withdrawal deadline extended for UH campuses
- March 24: New COVID-19 Leave Type in Online Leave System
- March 23: Important Update for UH Employees
- March 20: UH campuses are closed to all except current students and employees
- March 20: UHCC Message About Face-to-Face Classes
- March 19: Commencement cancellation announcement
- March 18 (12:16 p.m.): President's Message: Online courses extended for remainder of semester, other important updates
- March 16: March 16 Update from UH President
- March 12: UH President message on classes online