COVID-19 Information

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Updated on 7/26/2022

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Updated on 8/23/2022

Updated on 8/16/2022

COVID-19 Symptoms or Positive COVID-19 Test Result

Individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status,
must isolate for five days. Return to school/work when all the following conditions are met:
  1. Five full days have passed since symptoms first appeared or, if asymptomatic, five days after the positive test was collected; and
  2. No fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications; and
  3. Symptoms have improved; and
  4. Must wear a well-fitting mask around others indoors from day 6 to day 10 after
    completing home isolation. Individuals unable or unwilling to wear a mask and have tested positive must remain at home for 10 days, regardless of vaccination status.
COVID-19-like Symptoms, Low Clinical Suspicion for COVID-19, and No Known Exposure to COVID-19
Individuals who have symptoms of illness, low clinical suspicion for COVID-19 (e.g., symptoms are associated with another cause such as asthma or allergy), and no known exposure to COVID-19 may be cleared to return to school/work sooner than five days when all the following conditions are met:

  1. Negative COVID-19 test result* OR a note from a licensed medical provider; and
  2. No fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication; and
  3. Symptoms have improved.
*The parent/legal guardian may verbally attest to the negative COVID-19 test result; documentation to the school is not required.

Individuals Who Have Known or Potential Exposure to COVID-19 in School or Non-School Settings
Quarantine is no longer required following exposure to someone with COVID-19 at school or non-school settings.

  • Individuals who were exposed to COVID-19 may continue to attend school/work if asymptomatic.
  • If symptoms develop, immediately self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19.
  • Test at least 5 days after exposure, even if not having symptoms.
  • Wear a mask indoors at school/work for 10 days following exposure.
  • See the DOH Summary Guidance for Hawai‘i K-12 Schools for more information.