Employees Returning from Out-of-State Travel

To mitigate the risk of introducing post-travel infections into our campuses, the University of Hawaiʻi is strongly recommending that all employees, regardless of vaccination status, who are returning from out-of-state travel take, at a minimum, a home COVID-19 test with a negative result before returning to a UH campus or workplace.

For employees who report to campus immediately after returning from out-of-state travel, it is strongly recommended that employees perform sequential COVID-19 home tests with a negative result, and take extra precautions between the first and second tests. The first test should be obtained before returning to campus, and the second should be obtained within three-to-five days of returning from travel. Because the circulating virus variants are so contagious and do not cause symptoms for 2-3 days, persons returning from out-of-state travel should consider limiting their unmasked social interactions for several days. Both the PCR test and the antigen test, including home tests, are widely accepted, though the PCR is preferred.

Information for Students and Employees

For personal travel, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of State COVID-19 travel guidelines. More information is available at https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/getting-to-hawaii/.

Last modified: May 27, 2022