UPDATED COVID POLICY – March 2022
As a provider of services to the Hawaii Department of Education, we have closely followed mandates from the CDC, the Hawaii State Department of Health, the City & County of Honolulu and the Hawaii Department of Education. Given the new revised guidance from the Governor of Hawaii, effective Saturday, March 26, 2022, PAF will be following these revised guidelines as follows:
- PAF employees, volunteers and visitors will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or negative test results when entering the Waikalua Loko Fishpond; the same rule would apply at all HIDOE schools.
- Outdoor: mask wearing is optional for all staff, volunteers and visitors to the pond. When, however, community levels are high, masks must be worn in outdoor settings where crowding or sustained close contact with others may occur, regardless of vaccination status.
- Indoor: Masks must be worn by everyone — students, staff, visitors and contracted service providers at a HIDOE school campus or facility when indoors.
Schools should be supportive of students and staff who choose to wear a mask beyond requirements.
Summary of Guidance for School Changes, updates as of March 22, 2022
- Individual case investigation, contact identification, and quarantine of in-school exposures is no longer recommended for K-12 schools when universal indoor masking is implemented.
- Schools that implement optional indoor masking policies after March 25th, 2022 should continue individual case investigation, contact identification, and quarantine of all COVID-19 exposures.
Lastly, COVID-19 vaccination is the most important core essential strategy. Please keep up to date on vaccination guidance for your specific age group. The guidance is based on the best available evidence at this time and will continue to be updated as new information becomes available or CDC guidance is updated. Mahalo and stay vigilant, be safe!
‘A’ohe hana nui ke alu ia, No task is too great if all pull together!