The University of Hawaiʻi reminded students coming on to campuses and UH facilities that COVID-19 vaccination has been added to the student health clearance requirements for fall 2021. Students who are not fully vaccinated will have to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. UH is developing a student COVID-19 testing program, and details will be announced as soon as possible.
A student is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their last vaccination shot. Students who are unvaccinated or are in the process of becoming fully vaccinated (i.e. 1 dose of a 2-dose regimen, or within two weeks period after their last dose) will need to have a negative COVID-19 test result uploaded to LumiSight UH app prior to coming to campus. This includes unvaccinated students who received a Medical and/or Religious Exemption for the COVID-19 vaccination. For those who use the app on their smartphone/device, click on “Health” and then “Vaccination History.” Those using the app online, click on “Vaccine” in the upper left hand corner.
The COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing requirement includes, but is not limited to, students who live on-campus, participate in in-person or hybrid courses, need in-person services, hold an on-campus job, participate in UH Athletics, or engage in any other on-campus activities.
Student residents living on the Hilo and Mānoa campuses are required to submit documentation to the respective campus health services office.
COVID-19 vaccination is not required of students who are enrolled in only online courses and programs or in Early College courses taking place on high school campuses.
Acceptable COVID-19 vaccines include those produced by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson along with World Health Organization approved vaccines.