Mālama 21st
COVID Protocol 

For each student in your household, please perform the following Daily Health Screening, so we can all work together to keep everyone safe and healthy:

1. Has anyone in your household tested positive for COVID-19?

2. Is anyone in your household on home isolation?

          3. In the past 5 days:

Has any household member had any of the following symptoms that are new, worsening, or not attributable to a pre-existing condition?

    • Fever greater than 100.4 °F or feeling feverish (chills, sweating)
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
    • Sore throat
    • Unexplained muscle/body aches
    • Nausea/vomiting or diarrhea
    • Loss of senses of taste or smell
    • Unusually weak or fatigued
    • Runny or congested nose
    • Headache
    • Skin rash
    • Chest pain or pressure

4.  In the past 14 days:

    • Has your child traveled out of the state and, as a result, currently under quarantine orders by the Department of Health or your medical care provider?
    • Has your child been in close contact (<6 feet for ≥ 15 minutes) with anyone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
    • Has the Department of Health told you or a member of your family that they have been in contact with a person with COVID-19?
    • Has someone who lives with you or works closely with you been told by the Department of Health to stay home?
    • Have you or a member of your household participated in a group gathering of more than 14 people?

If you have answered YES to any of the aboveplease contact PAF and do not send your child for face to face activities.

Before coming to Mālama in-person activities, please help us by following the recommended guidelines:

  • Shower and wash body immediately prior to departure for Mālama 21 in person activities.
  • While in transit to activities, please maintain physical distancing and utilize proper PPE including a face mask.

When you arrive:

  • Please wear your face mask.
  • Stay in your vehicle until we check your temperature.  If you are in the normal temperature range (97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C) you are welcome to participate.  If you have a fever, you will be dismissed and advised to seek health care. 

During activities, we take steps to keep your children safe, and ask you to assist us:

  • Learning tools given out to specific individuals and will not be shared amongst learners/participants.
  • Learning tools will be cleaned and sanitized by the individual who is handling it, under direction of staff to ensure proper cleaning and storage.
  • Children shall continue to wear masks and physically distance at least 6 feet when practical. When distancing is not practical and cannot be maintained, after a period of 10 minutes, children will pause work and step away from each other for 3 minutes before returning to the activity.
  • Student work, when complete, can be photographed and emailed to the field lead instructor.


At the end of the day:
Learning tools will be stored, gloves will be removed, and hands will be sanitized. When your child returns home, it is recommended that they immediately shower, washing hair and body, and that their clothing worn during the day is laundered.

Many people are experiencing stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, and resources are available to help.

  • Stress can include: Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones, your financial situation or job, or loss of support services you rely on. Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or sad. Changes in sleep or eating patterns. Difficulty sleeping or concentrating. Feeling isolated and lonely. Feeling of loss (grief) that persists or worsens over time. Worsening of chronic health problems. Worsening of mental health conditions. Increased use of tobacco, and/or alcohol or other substances.
  • If any of these issues apply to you or those you know, please see mental health resources below for further mental/behavioral health resources. You are not alone and we are here to help.

– Guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be found here.

– If you feel sick and/or think you may have come into contact with COVID-19, self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider.

Mental Health Resources: 

  1. If you are experiencing an emergency or believe you are a danger to yourself and/or others, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
  2. Enrolled students at the following University of Hawaiʻi campuses may contact the identified resources for mental health support:

Hawaiʻi Community College Mental Wellness and Personal Development Service
https://hawaii.hawaii.edu/mental-wellness
(808) 934-2706

Honolulu Community College Wellness Center
https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/wellnesscenter
(808) 845-9180

Kapiʻolani Community College Ka‘au Program for Student Mental Health and Wellness
https://www.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/campus-life/student-services/kaau-program-for-student-mental-health-and-wellness/
(669) 200-9180

Kauaʻi Community College Mental Health Counseling
https://www.kauai.hawaii.edu/mental-health-counseling
(808) 245-8314

Leeward Community College Counseling
https://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/counseling
(808) 455-0233

UH Hilo Aʻoaʻo Pili Ola Counseling Services
https://hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/counseling/
(808) 932-7465

UH Mānoa Counseling and Student Development Center 
http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/counseling/
(808) 956-7927

UH Maui College Personal Support Counseling
http://maui.hawaii.edu/counseling-advising/personal-support-counseling/
(808) 984-3278

UH West Oʻahu Health and Wellness
https://westoahu.hawaii.edu/current-students/health-and-wellness/
(808) 689-2661

Windward Community College Mental Health and Wellness
https://windward.hawaii.edu/services-for-students/mental-health-wellness/
(808) 235-7393

  1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
1-800-273-8255 or Lifeline Crisis Chat https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

  1. Hawai‘i CARES Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
    Call and referral center for behavioral health related services including crisis intervention, substance use disorder, and mental health services

https://health.hawaii.gov/amhd
http://manoa.hawaii.edu/cares/
Oahu: 832-3100
Neighbor islands: 1-800-753-6879

  1. Crisis Text Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

https://www.crisistextline.org/
TextALOHA to 741741

  1. The Disaster Distress Helpline
    https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
  2. WorkLife Hawaii

Confidential, short-term professional counseling services to state of Hawaii employees who may be experiencing personal problems that are affecting job performance
https://www.worklifehawaii.org/
(808) 543-8445

General University-wide information and resources for the community regarding COVID-19 are located at this UH link.

By Campus:

UH Mānoa

UH Hilo

UH West Oʻahu

Hawaiʻi Community College

Honolulu Community College

  • Honolulu CC COVID-19 Resource Website
  • Students can confidentially report positive and suspected cases of COVID-19 on campus to Lara Sugimoto, Dean of Students at (808) 845-9235
  • Employees and contractors can also confidentially report positive and suspected cases of COVID-19 on campus to Derek Inafuku, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, at (808) 845-9123.
  • Health resources for Honolulu CC

Kapiʻolani Community College

Kauaʻi Community College

Leeward Community College

UH Maui College

  • UH Maui College COVID-19 Resource Website
  • Students can confidentially report positive and suspected cases of COVID-19 on campus to Denise Cohen at the Health Center at (808) 984-3493 or use the UH Maui College COVID-19 HOTLINE (808) 984-3799
  • Employees are asked to notify their respective supervisor from the following list of contacts:
    David Tamanaha, Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services—(808) 984-3253
    Debra Nakama, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs—(808) 984-3515
    Kahele Dukelow, Dean of Arts & Sciences—(808) 984-346
    Laura Lees Nagle, Dean of Career and Technical Education—(808) 984-3475
    Karen Hanada, Director of the Office Extended Learning and Workforce Development (808) 984-3527
    Lui Hokoana, Chancellor—(808) 984-3636
  • Health resources at UH Maui College

Windward Community College

  • Windward CC COVID-19 Resource Website
  • Students can confidentially report positive and suspected cases of COVID-19 on campus to Judy Oliveira, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at (808) 235-7370.
  • For Employee and Contractor reporting of positive and suspected cases of COVID-19 on campus, contact Kelli Brandvold, Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services at (808) 235-7403
  • Mental health resources at Windward CC