Effective Aug. 23, 2022, Hawai’i DOE has updated its COVID-19 guidance following the expertise of local and federal public health authorities. Among the latest changes:

• Quarantine following exposure to COVID-19 in or out of school is no longer required.

• Notifications of exposure are only required if students and staff stay in the same space throughout the day.

• All COVID-19 cases at schools will continue to be reported on the Department’s dashboard (

• Screening testing is recommended for high-risk activities, events and following school breaks.

• For high school student-athletes, no vaccination or testing is required for participation.

• Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 or has COVID-like symptoms must isolate for five days (, regardless of vaccination status.

• Wearing a well-fitting mask indoors is strongly encouraged when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determines community levels are medium or high (; for ten days following exposure to someone with COVID-19; and on days six to ten after completing isolation.

Questions: Please call our WMS Health Aide: (808) 313-7503.