Reopening Guidelines

Last updated August 16, 2021

Honolulu Community College continues to be proactive and agile in its response to the COVID- 19 pandemic. Please review the University of Hawai'i COVID-19 Guidelines that were created to maintain a healthy and safe campus for our students, faculty and staff, and apply to all HonCC locations and activities. Although these guidelines were crafted to be as comprehensive as possible, they may change depending on the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as from federal, state and city/county governments.

University of Hawai'i COVID-19 Guidelines

Honolulu CC COVID-19 Campus Guidelines & Updates

Health & Safety Guidance

All students, faculty, staff and visitors who plan to be on campus will be required to complete a daily COVID-19 health screening via LumiSight UH app or website. LumiSight UH is available for free on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. It is also available on the LumiSight UH website for those without access to a suitable mobile device, or those who prefer not to download the mobile app. If you are cleared for entry, please show your clearance to your instructors or staff upon entry to campus spaces (classrooms, library, offices, study spaces, etc.). If you are not cleared, please do not enter campus. For more information, visit the LumiSight UH FAQs.

The COVID-19 vaccination has been added to the health clearance requirement for students. As such, effective Fall 2021, students who will be physically attending classes or participating in on campus events and activities must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students will need to upload their proof of vaccination to the LumiSight UH app. Students who are unvaccinated, in the process of getting vaccinated or received medical or religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccination will be requited to upload a negative COVID-19 test prior to coming to campus. For more information, visit COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Students FAQs.

To ensure the health and safety of our campus, please maintain a physical distance of three feet in all classrooms and study areas. Approved face coverings are required on campus in classrooms/labs, library, common areas, shared spaces and outdoors while in large groups or near others. For more information, visit FAQs for Face Coverings.


Any changes to campus operations will be sent via e-mail.

If there are emergencies that immediately impact Hon CC work or classes, notifications will be sent via e-mail and text. Individuals should sign up for UH Alerts:


COVID-19 Notification Process for Students

Flowchart showing COVID-19 notification process for students

Instructor or Program:

  • Provide student's name and last date of class attendance to the Dean of Students at
  • Do NOT divulge the identity of the impacted individual or notify other students of the possible exposure; Dean of Students will be responsible for this in compliance with HIPAA and FERPA laws

Dean of Students:

  • Inform VCAS & VCAA & Chancellor of potential case
  • Follow up with the student (questionnaire) and impacted individuals

Division Dean:

  • Work with the instructor to make any class modifications (i.e., move fully online)
  • Assist with notifying other impacted instructors/persons

COVID-19 Notification Process for Employees

Flowchart showing COVID-19 notification process for employees


  • Notify Human Resources and Division Dean
  • Do NOT divulge the identity of the impacted employee or notify others unless Human Resources or Division Dean grants approval

Human Resources:

  • Inform VCAS & VCAA & Chancellor of potential case
  • Work with Supervisor and Division Dean to notify others of possible exposure in compliance with HIPAA laws

Division Dean:

  • Follow up with the employee (questionnaire) and work closely with Human Resources

Designated Point of Contact

Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, Derek Inafuku,