Housing Rules and Protocols

The East-West Center is following local public health orders currently in effect. EWC dormitory housing is open only to East-West Center programs and participants. Proof of full vaccination status is required for entrance into all EWC housing facilities for residents and staff. There are no exemptions or exceptions. If you have questions about housing or protocols, you may call EWC Housing at (808) 944-7805 or email housing@eastwestcenter.org.

PCR Testing Sites & Resources

PCR Testing open to the general public
  • For state-approved testing locations, which include free testing options, go  to https://hawaiicovid19.com/ and click on “testing.”
  • https://www.oneoahu.org/covid19-testing/#map
    *This site lists all sites that offer COVID-19 testing. You have to read and/or call the testing site to verify they are offering PCR testing. Some sites only offer antigen testing.
  • https://www.oneoahu.org/expanded-testing
    Free PCR Testing at Aloha Stadium, Ewa Mahiko District Park, Waianae District Park, Consolidated Theatres Kapolei
  • https://nomihealth.com/hawaii/
    PCR COVID-19 offered. At most sites walk-ins are accepted. Your insurance is billed and you will not be charged when you arrive. Preferably do not go on a Sunday (some community members went on a Sunday and their test results were lost)
    NB:  They have a test site at Ala Moana Center, 2nd level garage across from Longs Drugs
  • Queens COVID-19 Hotline:  (808) 691-2619
    This hotline will put you in contact with a service offered by Queen’s Health System. You can let the nurse know about your COVID-19 exposure and they will let you know where to go get tested. This service will be covered through your insurance because you are experiencing symptoms or have been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Testing occurs at Queens Urgent Care Facilities located at Pearl Kai (across Pearlridge mall), Ewa Beach and Kapahulu.
  • KAISER INSURANCE MEMBERS: https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/hawaii/health-wellness/coronavirus-information/testing

Food Resources

For all Lincoln Hall residents: Residents in self-isolation may not receive deliveries on behalf of another resident. If an item needs to be delivered  directly to a resident’s room because they are in quarantine, it must be delivered by Housing Staff.

Buddies and delivery people should check in at the front desk of Lincoln Hall. Buddies delivering items to self-isolating students should have no direct hand-offs during delivery. Instead, each should follow social distancing guidelines, wear face masks, drop-off the items at the front desk of Lincoln Hall, and wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after the drop-off.

Guidelines for delivery

For participants undergoing full quarantine: Delivery drivers should go to Lincoln Hall front desk. Please note this in delivery instructions section, if available.

In all cases, it is recommended that you call the Lincoln Hall front desk to let them know that they should expect a delivery.  If there is no one at the Lincoln Hall front desk, your call will automatically forward to the Hale Manoa front desk.

Deliveries must arrive between 8:00 a.m. and  8:00 p.m.

Food delivery

Use these delivery services to select from many different restaurants in your area and get food delivered to your door.  Visit their websites for more information.  (May have to create an account.)  Delivery fees will vary between restaurants and services.  Delivery address for Lincoln Hall is:  1821 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96848

Bite Squad (website)

Note:  An account must be made with Bite Squad to order delivery.  Please visit their website to create an account.  Bite Squad app is available for download on iOS and Android.
Door Dash (website)

Note:  An account must be made with DoorDash to order delivery.  Please visit their website to create an account.  DoorDash app is available for download on iOS and Android.
Postmates (website)

Note:  An account must be made with Postmates to order delivery.  Please visit their website to create an account.  Postmates app is available for download on iOS and Android.
UberEats (website)

Note:  An account must be made with Uber Eats to order delivery.  Please visit their website to create an account.  UberEats app is available for download on iOS and Android.

Grocery delivery

Down to Earth (Organic, Vegetarian Health Foods Store)
2525 S. King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
Delivery Website:  https://www.mercato.com/shop/down-to-earth-honolulu
Delivery Hours:  Mon – Sun, 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Phone: (808) 947-7678

Delivery:  $10 delivery minimum.  Delivery fee ranges from $4.99 to $5.49 depending on delivery time of day.

Note:  An account with Mercato (delivery service used by Down to Earth) must be made to order delivery.  You may make an account at:  https://www.mercato.com/checkout.  More information on Mercato delivery can be found at:  http://help.mercato.com/support/solutions/folders/24000010429.

Foodland
Delivery Website:  https://shop.foodland.com/how-it-works
Delivery Hours:  Mon – Sun, 9:00AM – 11:00AM / 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Phone: (808) 949-2998  (Ala Moana location)

Delivery:  Free delivery on your first order with a $50 minimum (no code needed at checkout).  For returning customers:
Free delivery on orders of $250 or more.
Delivery fee of $4.95 on orders between $150 and $249.99
Delivery fee of $9.95 on orders $149.99 and lower

Note:  An account with Foodland must be made to order delivery.  You may make an account at:  https://shop.foodland.com/my-account#!/create?next=%2Fmy-account.


Instacart
Delivery Website:  https://www.instacart.com/grocery-delivery/hi/near-me-in-honolulu-hi

Note:  Instacart is a delivery app that allows you to shop from local grocery stores, specialty retailers and pharmacies.  Use area code 96848.  An account with Instacart must be made to order delivery and may be made at the website link above.  Instacart app is available for download on iOS and Android.
Shipt

Delivery Website:  https://www.shipt.com/Note:  Shipt is a delivery app that allows you to shop from local grocery stores, specialty retailers and pharmacies.  Important:  Use Lincoln Hall address and area code 96822.  Delivery from the following stores available from:  Petco, Safeway, Target, Walgreens, Times Supermarket.  An account with Shipt must be made to order delivery and may be made at the website link above.  Shipt app is available for download on iOS and Android.

Other Food Resources

Hawaii Grinds (website)

Hawaii Grinds is a crowdsourced database of restaurants in Hawaii that are offering takeout, delivery, or gift card sales, allowing you to feed your family while also supporting Hawaii businesses.  Visit the website above to find a list of local restaurants offering delivery.

Health Resources

Bring your insurance ID card and a picture ID card with you to all in-person medical appointments.  Note:  If you need to see a physician specialist (e.g., dermatologist, neurologist) and do not know one in Honolulu, the easiest method may be to request a referral from one of the staff physicians at the University Health clinic or Straub Doctors on Call. Click to expand the items listed below:

Clinics and Hospitals

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

University Health Services Manoa (0.2 mi)
1710 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii  96822
Hours of Operation:   Monday – Friday:  8:00AM – 4:00PM
Telephone:  1-808-956-8965 | Fax:  1-808-956-3583
After Hours Medical Care:  1-808-956-8965
Email:  UHSM@hawaii.edu
Website:  https://www.hawaii.edu/shs/

The University Health Services Manoa is a General Medical & Specialty Clinic.  It also provides Immunizations, Laboratory, Pharmacy, and Travel Medicine.
Specialty Clinic:  1-808-956-6221
Pharmacy:  1-808-956-3576
Note:  Telehealth appointments are available.  Call (808) 956-8965 to schedule an appointment.

Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Medical Office (2.5 mi)
1010 Pensacola Street
Honolulu, Hawaii  96814
Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday:  8:00AM – 5:00PM
Telephone:  1-808-432-2000
Website:  https://kpinhawaii.org/

For injuries or illnesses requiring prompt treatment (but not a medical emergency), call for same-day appointment in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, or Internal Medicine.  You can also schedule online at kp.org/appointments.  Emergency, Urgent care, and After-hours Care is available at the Moanalua Medical Center (8.4 mi).

Note:  Kaiser Permanente has convenient ways to get care in Hawaii.  You can receive a medical appointment through Telehealth or In-person.  To access all your online care options, log in or create a kp.org account.

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children (1.9 mi)
(An affiliate of Hawaii Pacific Health)
1319 Punahou Street
Honolulu, Hawaii  96826
Hours of Operation & Emergency Room:  Open 24 hours
Telephone:  1-808-983-6000

Website:  https://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/kapiolani/

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children ensures the care of Hawaii’s women and children.  Specialty services include: 24-hour emergency pediatric care, maternal-fetal medicine and women’s health services.

Note:  Telehealth and in-person appointments can be made online through https://mychart.hawaiipacifichealth.org/.

For more information on updates, visit https://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/hph-covid-19-updates/.

Longs Drugs (CVS Pharmacy) – Minute Clinic (1.3 mi)
2470 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Hours of Operation: 
Mon – Wed:  8:30AM – 1:00PM & 2:00PM – 7:30PM
Fri:  8:30AM – 1:00PM & 2:00PM – 7:30PM
Sat:  9:00AM – 1:00PM & 1:30PM – 5:30PM
Sun:  9:00AM – 1:00PM & 1:30PM – 4:30PM

Telephone:  1-808-947-2651
Website:  https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/clinic-locator/hi/honolulu/9954.html

Note:  Minute Clinic is a walk-in clinic located inside Longs Drugs (CVS Pharmacy) which offers services similar to urgent care.  In-person appointments may be made by visiting their website.

Planned Parenthood – Honolulu Health Center (2.7 mi)
839 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Hours of Operation:  Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat:  8:00AM – 4:00PM
Thur:  10:00AM – 6:00PM
Telephone:  1-808-769-0045 | Fax: 1-206-788-8339

Website:  https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education.

Straub Medical Center (3.1 mi)
(An affiliate of Hawaii Pacific Health)
888 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii  96814
Hours of Operation & Emergency Room:  Open 24 hours
Telephone:  1-808-522-4000

Website:  https://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/straub/

Virtual Urgent Care phone number: (808) 824-5237.

Straub Medical Center is home to the Pacific only multi-disciplinary burn treatment center.  Straub brings in new technologies and innovative medical practices to Hawaii, such as minimally invasive cardiac surgery, total joint replacement, and vascular surgery.

Note:  Telehealth and in-person appointments can be made online through https://mychart.hawaiipacifichealth.org/.

For more information on updates, visit https://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/hph-covid-19-updates/.

COVID-19 drive-up testing can be conducted at Hawaii Pacific Health’s four medical centers.  Patients will need a doctor’s order for the test, along with a valid form of identification and an insurance card.

Directions: 826 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 968213.  (Located next to Straub Medical Center parking garage)

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday:  8:00AM – 5:00PM / Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: 9:00AM – 2:00PM

The Queen’s Medical Center (3.3 mi)
1301 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
Hours of Operation and Emergency Room: Open 24 hours
Telephone:  1-808-691-1000

Website:  www.queens.org

Located in downtown Honolulu, Queen’s serves as the major referral center for cancer, heart disease, neuroscience, orthopedics, surgery, emergency medicine and behavioral health, and has the only organ transplantation program in the State of Hawaii.  Queen’s is also the state’s designated trauma center – – the first and only Level I trauma center in Hawaii.

Note:  Request an appointment via Telehealth or In-person: 808-691-8200.

Queen’s COVID-19 Infoline is open 24/7.  To schedule a COVID-19 testing, call to make an appointment: 808-691-2619.

Urgent Care

If you think you have been exposed to COVID‑19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Queen’s Island Urgent Care – Kapahulu (2.9 mi)
449 Kapahulu Avenue, Suite 104
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday:  8:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday – Saturday:  8:00AM – 8:00PM
Telephone:  808-735-0007

Website:  https://www.queens.org/services/queens-island-urgent-care/home

Island Urgent Care Kapahulu provides care for minor emergencies including allergic reactions, asthma, cough/cold, dehydration, flu, fractures, migraines, pre-employment physicals, school/sports, sprains/strains, stitches.

Note:  No appointment needed.  All walk-ins are welcome.

Straub Medical Center – Doctors on Call – Sheraton Waikiki (2.8 mi)
2255 Kalakaua Avenue
Manor Wing #1
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Hours of Operation:  Sunday – Saturday (including holidays):  10:00AM – 8:00PM
Telephone:  1-808-971-6000 | Fax:  1-808-971-6041

Website:  https://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/services/urgent-care-walk-in-clinics/

Open daily, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.  Straub Medical Center- Doctors on Call at Sheraton Waikiki offer a broad range of non-emergency medical care, including diagnosis and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, laboratory services and X-ray.

Note:  No emergency services.  If you believe you have an emergency, call 911 or go immediately to the closest hospital emergency room.

Straub Medical Center-Ward Village Clinic & Urgent Care (3.4 mi)
1001 Queen Street, Suite 102
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Primary Care Hours:  Monday – Friday:  8:00AM – 6:00PM
Urgent Care Hours:  Monday – Sunday:  10:00AM – 8:00PM
Telephone:  1-808-462-5200 | Fax:  1-808-462-5299

Website:  https://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/services/urgent-care-walk-in-clinics/

Straub Medical Center – Ward Village Clinic & Urgent Care brings convenient, high-quality, personalized health care to the people living and working in this community.

Note:  No emergency services.  If you believe you have an emergency, call 911 or go immediately to the closest hospital emergency room.

Straub Virtual Urgent Care
Hours of Operation:  Monday – Sunday:  8:00AM – 8:00PM
Website:  https://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/straub/virtual-urgent-care/

Through Straub Virtual Urgent Care, you have access to physician consultation, diagnosis, treatment and prescription refills for a broad range of non-emergency conditions.

Pharmacies

Over the counter medications are made available at all locations.  Prescription medication must be referred to by a medical professional.

CVS Pharmacy – Longs Drugs Manoa (1.6 mi)
2750 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Hours of Operation for Pharmacy:  Monday – Sunday:  7:00AM – 9:00PM
Telephone:  1-808-2151

Sign-up or log-in online on your CVS account to receive prescription delivery and pre-sorted Rx packs: https://www.cvs.com/pharmacy/v2/#/pharmacy

Kaiser Permanente – Honolulu Medical Office (2.5 mi)
1010 Pensacola Street, 1st Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii  96814
Hours of Operation for Pharmacy:  Monday – Friday:  8:00AM – 8:00PM / Saturday:  8:00AM – 5:00PM
Information & 24-hour Prescription Refill:  1-808-432-2000 or 1-808-643-7979

Members can refill online or by using mail order services at kp.org/rxrefill.  Prescriptions can be delivered at home or pick-up at a pharmacy near you through your account kp.org account.

Pharmacare Hawaii – Kapiolani Medical Center (1.8 mi)
1319 Punahou Street
Honolulu, Hawaii  96826
(Located on the first floor near the elevators to the Physicians Office Tower)
Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday:  8:30AM – 5:00PM / Saturday:  8:30AM – 2:00PM
Telephone:  1-808-840-5670 | Fax: 1-808-973-1400

Website:  https://www.pharmacarehawaii.com/

Note:  Contact Pharmacare Hawaii at 808-840-5620 for more information on home delivery prescription.

Mental Health Services

Counseling & Student Development Center (0.4 mi)
2600 Campus Rd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Queen Liliuokalani Center for Student Services, Room 312
Honolulu, HI 96822

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM
Telephone:  1-808-956-7927
Website:  http://manoa.hawaii.edu/counseling/

Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) serves the mental health needs of students at UH Manoa.  Services include clinical counseling and assessment services, crisis intervention, and psychiatry, outreach, consultation and peer fellows.

Note:  In order to prevent spread of infection, the CSDC encourages students who are sick or not feeling well to avoid coming into the CSDC for services.  Rather, students are encouraged to contact the CSDC by phone and our staff will help the student arrange for appropriate services if they are unable to come in.

Other Resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call or chat:  1-800-273-8255
Website:  http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Hawaiʻi Text Hotline
Website:  https://www.crisistextline.org/aloha

Text ALOHA to 741741

Crisis Line of Hawaiʻi
Call:  808-832-3100
http://health.hawaii.gov/amhd/consumer/access/


Resources
Website:  www.ulifeline.org/
Website:  https://www.settogo.org/

Dental Services

Aloha Medical Mission (3.9 mi)
200 N. Vineyard Blvd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Hours of Operation:  Mon – Fri:  8:00AM – 4:00PM

Telephone:  1-808-947-3400 | Fax: 1-808-847-3400
Website:  https://alohamedicalmission.org/what-we-do/dental-clinic/

Services Provided:  Exams, cleanings, fillings and extractions.

Note:  This is a free dental service available to low-income individuals.  A picture ID must be brought showing evidence of your last 3 months of income such as monthly stipend or pay stubs.

Kalihi-Palama Health Center – Dental Clinic (4.9 mi)
915 North King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Hours of Operation:  Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri:  8:00AM – 5:00PM
Wed:  8:00PM – 7:00PM
Telephone:  1-808-845-0686

Website:  http://www.kphc.org/patient/dental/

Services Provided:  Comprehensive oral exams, cleanings, dentures, infection control, consultation, basic restorative care (fillings, crowns), and urgent care.  In addition, certain oral surgery and root canal therapy, and referral assistance for specialty care (e.g., wisdom teeth removal, implants, root canal therapy, braces, periodontal/gum surgery).

Note:  This is a dental service available to low-income individuals.  Emergency “walk-ins” are accepted for people in pain.  However, you need to arrive by 7:45AM or you will likely be unable to see a dentist that day.  A picture ID must be brought showing evidence of your last 3 months of income such as monthly stipend/pay stubs, current tax return, or bank account statements showing monthly income deposits.  From this information the clinic will determine the cost of services provided to you.

Waikiki Health Medical & Dental – Makahiki (1.7 mi)
935 Makahiki Way
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
Hours of Operation:  Mon-Fri:  8:00AM – 6:30PM

Telephone:  1-808-922-4787

Website:  https://waikikihc.org/locations/makahiki/

Services Provided:  Exams, x-rays, cleanings, dietary counseling, oral cancer screening, fillings, root canal therapy, oral surgery, crowns and bridges, dentures and partials, pediatric dental care, periodontal therapy and emergency care.

Note:  Patients should call ahead to schedule an appointment.  Same day appointments may be available.  Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance plans are accepted.  A sliding fee scale is available for patients without insurance.  Please speak with a patient service representative for further details.

Additional Resources

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Useful Contacts

Hale Manoa Front Desk:  808-944-7960.  Available 24 hours.
EWC Quarantine Support Committee:  send email to moorer@eastwestcenter.org
University of Hawaiʻi Student Health Services:  808-956-8965
University of Hawaiʻi Registrar:  808-956-8010
University of Hawaiʻi International Student Services: 808-956-8613

Archive of RAVE Housing Emails

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May 12, 2022 — New Housing Visitor Policy

May 5, 2022 — Cases on the rise again, masking recommendations

April 28, 2022 — No new updates

April 26, 2022 — Ice machines, Wi-Fi, pest-control treatment schedule

April 21, 2022 — No new updates

April 18, 2022 — Maintenance schedule, at home test kits

April 14, 2022 — At home Covid test kits

April 11, 2022 — Reminders on maintenance, pests, and Wi-Fi

April 7, 2022 — Changes to indoor masking requirements, East-West Fest

March 31, 2022 — Indoor masking still required, boosters available

March 28, 2022 — Housing survey results

March 24, 2022 — Hale Hālāwai reopens

March 17, 2022 — No new updates

March 10, 2022 — EWC Physical Facilities Reopening, Revised Housing Rules

March 3, 2022 — Covid-19 Student Advisory Committee, Reopening plans

February 25, 2022 — Reminder: Indoor masking still required

February 17, 2022 — No new updates

February 10, 2022 — New Travel Policy starting March 13

February 3, 2022 — USPS Covid tests & free test kits

January 26, 2022 — Booster shots required for Safe Travels program

January 20, 2022 — Updated quarantine/isolation rules

January 13, 2022 — Free Vaccine Clinic Tomorrow

January 6, 2022 — New Year, New Semester, New Variant

December 30, 2021 — Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions (regarding EWC policies)

December 23, 2021 — Covid testing resources

December 16, 2021 — Free covid boosters and flu shots at EWC, cases on the rise again

December 9, 2021 — Omicron variant, boosters, travel policies

December 2, 2021 — Positive covid case at Hale Manoa, Omicron Variant, new C&C guidelines

November 18, 2021 — No new updates

November 11, 2021 — No new updates

November 4, 2021 — Updates to Travel and Gathering Policies

October 28, 2021 — No new updates

October 20, 2021 — No new updates

October 13, 2021 — No new updates

October 6, 2021 — No new updates

September 30, 2021 — No new updates

September 23, 2021 — Positive Covid case at EWC; note on kitchen cleanliness

September 16, 2021 — Past-Due Reminder: upload vaccination status

September 9, 2021 — “Clear to Go” vaccination tracking app for participants

September 2, 2021 — Vaccination required for EWC participants, walk-in vaccinations available at Campus Center

August 26, 2021 — Resources & reminders for staying safe and healthy on campus

August 19, 2021 — Fall semester starting, vaccines required

August 12, 2021 — Vaccination requirement, vaccine clinic on site next Tuesday

August 4, 2021 — Welcome new arrivals and reminder to stay vigilant as Delta variant surges

July 29, 2021 — Revised mask mandate (indoors), Pest control at Hale Manoa

July 22, 2021 — String of daily triple-digit cases (Delta variant) in Hawaii among mostly unvaccinated

July 15, 2021 — No new updates

July 8, 2021 — No new updates

July 1, 2021—Holiday weekend: please be cautious

June 3, 2021 — Outdoor gatherings and quarantine policy updates

June 17, 2021 — No New Updates

June 10, 2021 — No new Updates

June 3, 2021 — Reminder: Indoor masking still required

May 27, 2021 — Policy changes regarding mask mandate (outdoors) and social gatherings

May 20, 2021 —UH to require vaccinations for fall semester

May 13, 2021 — Congratulations, graduates!

May 5, 2021 — Updated Travel Policy, housing rules, and social gathering restrictions

April 29, 2021 — End of Semester, Ho’opuka, Summer Travel policy

April 22, 2021 — Vaccination appointments, inter-island travel & EWC policies, Ho’opuka May 6

April 15, 2021 — Vaccines open to UH Students starting Monday

April 8, 2021 — Covid cases rising in US and Oahu, EWC policies remain in place

April 1, 2021 — No New updates

March 24, 2021 — New Summer Travel and Housing Policies

March 18, 2021 — Reminders on EWC housing policies

March 11, 2021 — New Covid variant in Hawaiʻi, KUMU project call for participants

March 5, 2021 — UH Dormitory Covid cluster, state vaccination plan

Feb. 25, 2021 — Honolulu Advances to “Tier 3”, implications for EWC housing

Feb. 18, 2021 — Important updates to off-island travel policy

Feb. 11, 2021 — Double Masking Recommended

Feb. 4, 2021— Restricted activities through September 1, double masking, IGSC & Exchange

Jan 28, 2021 — COVID variants now in Hawaiʻi

Jan 21, 2021 — Covid19 App, Meditation event

Jan. 14, 2021 — Taking care of your mental health

Jan. 7, 2021 — Spring Semester starts, Hale Halawai restrictions

Dec. 31, 2020 — Rumors concerning new strain of coronavirus & student housing

Dec. 24, 2020 — Holiday message from the EWC President

Dec. 17, 2020 — Winter Travel and Self-isolation reminders over winter break

Dec. 10, 2020 — Hoʻopuka ceremony, EWC protocol unchanged after new 10-day CDC/DOH quarantine recommendation

Dec. 3, 2020 — Vaccine approved, Continental US cases spiking, Hoʻopuka next week

Nov. 25, 2020 — Thanksgiving travel/gatherings, Temperature Screening procedures

Nov. 19, 2020 — Testing shows no further positive cases at HM, Thanksgiving holiday tips, new temperature screening at building entrances

Nov. 13, 2020 — COVID-19 Testing from 4-6PM today

Nov. 10, 2020 — Information on Testing and Resident Townhall

Nov. 5, 2020 — Mental health support

Oct. 22, 2020 — Hawaiʻi shifts to Tier 2, NO change in EWC policies

Oct. 15, 2020 — EWC Housing off-island travel policy (eff. 10/15)

Oct. 8, 2020 — State of Hawaiʻi travel policy

Oct. 1, 2020 — Access to Hale Halawai; Updated procedure for EWC student who tests positive for COVID-19

Sep. 24, 2020 — Hawaiʻi COVID-19 rules modified and extended; EWC Housing rules on in-person gatherings; EWC Food Pantry

Sep. 17, 2020 — Community health & working together

Sep. 10, 2020 — Extension of Hawaii stay-at-home order; outdoor activities; EWC Food Pantry; EWC kitchen rules; EWC Housing policy on visitors; free COVID-19 testing at UHM

Aug. 26, 2020— New Stay at home order goes into effect tomorrow & drive-thru testing

Aug. 20, 2020 — Courses to start next week with new “total prohibition” of social gatherings

Aug. 13, 2020 — Surge in local cases; UH course delivery format updates

Aug. 6, 2020 — Park closures and Inter-island quarantine reinstated, gatherings of 3 or more prohibited in EWC facilities

July 30, 2020 — New cases attributed to “community spread” and non-essential travel discouraged

July 23, 2020 — Hurricane Douglas preparation, quarantine requirement for incoming/returning EWC students

July 16, 2020 — Department of Homeland Security (DHS) visa restriction rescinded, quarantine of new arrivals extended

July 9, 2020 — EWC prepares for returning and newly arriving students, UH reassures international students regarding new visa restrictions, spike in COVID-19 cases.

June 25, 2020 — Presidential proclamation restricts certain visas, Hawaiʻi Governor conditionally lifts trans-Pacific traveler quarantine.

June 18, 2020 — New visa restrictions expected, reminder on dormitory visitor policy.

June 4, 2020 — Rapid decline in COVID-19 cases, but please remain vigilant.

May 29, 2020 — Special exceptions to policy banning return to the dorms, daily messages to become weekly

May 26, 2020 — EWC administrative buildings to remain closed through June 30

May 22, 2020 — Reminder on EWC visitor policy

May 19, 2020 — Gov. Ige’s 4-phase Reopening Strategy Released

May 18, 2020 — Reminder on 3-person social gathering limit

May 15, 2020 — Governor’s “Safer at Home” policy extended to June 30

May 14, 2020 — Tips on celebrating the end of the semester safely

May 13, 2020 — EWC housing not accepting new reservations or returning students until further notice

May 11, 2020 — Social distancing in kitchens & end of semester notice

May 7, 2020 — Travel & Housing warnings for students considering leaving the island or the country over summer break

May 5, 2020 — UH announces plans to resume (modified) in-person instruction in the Fall

May 4, 2020 — Planning for end of semester and summer

April 21, 2020 — City & County “Stay at Home” order extended through May 31, solitary exercise in parks allowed again; EWC daily updates to move to weekdays only

April 20, 2020 — Department of Health (DOH) website links

April 16, 2020 — Housing rules on kitchens, lounges, masks, elevators, and social distancing in halls

April 8, 2020 — Personal Emergency plans due today, additional masks available

April 7, 2020 — Personal Emergency plans form reminder, masks mandatory in Burns Hall

April 3, 2020 — Free masks available to staff and students, masks strongly recommended

April 2, 2020 — Mask shortage and EWC efforts to secure mask donations

April 1, 2020 — Room changes to facilitate social distancing in dorms, UH summer session 1 online

March 30, 2020 — Residents encouraged to return home if possible, Governor’s order to stay home until April 30th, Bus to shift to holiday schedule

March 29, 2020 — “Stay at Home” order to help flatten the curve, Covid-19 info in multiple languages

March 27, 2020 — Kitchen and Elevator restrictions, Social distancing notes, and free homemade cookies

March 26, 2020 — Housing occupancy at 37%, classes resume (online), health tips

March 25, 2020 — New elevator policy, protocol in the event of a confirmed case, zero-tolerance on housing policies

March 24, 2020 — Burns Hall accessible by FOB key only, lounge policy revised, guidance on what to do if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19

March 22, 2020 — EWC Housing at 45% capacity, other states going into ‘lockdown’, State and county resources on quarantine for new visitors

March 21, 2020 — Daily EWC notifications to begin, FAQ page link, community spread happening in Hawaiʻi