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On-Campus Housing Entry and Quarantine Process

Beginning October 15, 2020 students returning from outside Hawaii may use the state’s pre-travel testing program to obtain an exemption to the 14-day mandatory quarantine. However, in order to have access to BYU–Hawaii on-campus housing, arriving students will be required to comply with the modified quarantine, testing, and monitoring programs for arrival with a pre-travel test exemption and arrival without a pre-travel test exemption as outlined below. Students living in off-campus housing may elect to quarantine in on-campus housing if needed. Additional associated quarantine costs are also outlined below.

Arrival with Pre-travel Test Exemption

A student should obtain a state-approved COVID-19 test, performed no more than 72 hours prior to departing for Hawaii.

  1. To access on-campus housing you must be enrolled as a full-time BYU–Hawaii student (with priority given to students graduating in April 2021).
  2. You must complete any travel or health screening forms required by the State of Hawai'i and comply with all health orders enacted by the State.
  3. You must provide the university proof of a negative result for COVID‐19, from a valid state‐approved test performed no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
  4. You must provide to the university confirmation that in the 14 days before travel you had:
    1. no loss of taste or smell.
    2. no fever or symptoms of illness.
    3. no exposure to any known COVID-19 cases.
  5. While traveling, you must wear cloth face coverings to the greatest extent possible on the plane and especially in and on the way to and from airports.  Face coverings are required pursuant to State and county orders upon arrival.
  6. Upon arrival in Hawaii, you will travel from the airport directly to campus by a university arranged shuttle service. 
  7. Upon arrival to campus, you will:
    1. quarantine in designated university quarantine housing for five days.
    2. be required to comply with the university’s rules for such quarantine.
    3. be responsible to self-report daily wellness checks.
    4. on the fifth day, be required to take a rapid COVID-19 test arranged by Health Services.
  8. With a negative result from the rapid COVID-19 test you will be cleared to move into your selected dorm or apartment and resume normal activities in compliance with university and state health guidelines. 
  9. With a positive result from the rapid COVID-19 test you will be required to remain in quarantine housing for isolation and monitoring until otherwise instructed by Health Services.

Arrival Without Pre-travel Test Exemption

A student who cannot obtain a state-approved COVID-19 test prior to departing for Hawaii is subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

  1. To access on-campus housing you must be enrolled as a full-time BYU–Hawaii student (with priority given to students graduating in April 2021).
  2. You must complete any travel or health screening forms required by the State of Hawai'i and comply with all health orders enacted by the State.
  3. You must provide to the university confirmation that in the 14 days before travel you had:
    1. no loss of taste or smell.
    2. no fever or symptoms of illness.
    3. no exposure to any known COVID-19 cases.
  4. While traveling, you must wear cloth face coverings to the greatest extent possible on the plane and especially in and on the way to and from airports.  Face coverings are required pursuant to State and county orders upon arrival.
  5. Upon arrival in Hawaii, you will travel from the airport directly to campus by a university arranged shuttle service. 
  6. Upon arrival to campus, you will:
    1. quarantine in designated university quarantine housing for 14 days.
    2. be required to comply with the State’s rules for such quarantine.
    3. be responsible to self-report daily wellness checks.
  7. If at any time symptoms occur during the 14‐day period following arrival, you must remain in your place of residence and immediately seek medical care. Health Services will respond to the situation and determine if COVID‐19 testing is warranted.
  8. With a positive result from a rapid COVID‐19 test, you will be required to remain in quarantine housing for isolation and monitoring until otherwise instructed by Health Services.
  9. Upon completion of quarantine you will be cleared to move into your selected dorm or apartment and resume normal activities in compliance with university and state health guidelines.

Student Costs for On-Campus Quarantine or Isolation

All full-time students may quarantine in on-campus housing if they have no other options. On-campus housing during quarantine includes a bed, cleaning supplies, delivered meals, and internet access. Students are responsible for cleaning the quarantine space before they leave. Those who fail to do so will have a cleaning charge billed to their student account. Cleaning supplies will be provided by Residential Life. Any damage to the living space caused during quarantine will be billed to the student’s account.

Students with On-Campus Housing Contracts

Students in on-campus housing with Gold, Silver, or IWORK meal plans will quarantine at no additional cost.

Students in on-campus housing who have a block plan for meals will automatically have the quarantine meals charged to their meal plan.

Students in on-campus housing who do not have a meal plan of some kind (including block plans) must purchase one before arriving on campus or pay $30 per day during the quarantine.

Students Planning to Live in Off-Campus Housing

Students living in off-campus housing who elect to quarantine in on-campus housing will be charged $30 per day. These students may elect to purchase a block plan for meals as an alternative. Off-campus students quarantining on-campus who violate the conditions of their quarantine will be billed for rent in addition to what they have paid for food.

IWORK Funding

Pro-rated IWORK student aid will begin the day a student arrives on campus. IWORK payback is waived during a student’s quarantine period. Family contribution will not be waived.

Active Self-Monitoring Incentive Program

BYU–Hawaii is committed to safeguarding the campus and community. We must work together to protect each other from the spread of COVID-19. One way to accomplish this is to cooperate with our active monitoring efforts on campus.

Before coming to campus to access in-person services, work, or attend classes, students and employees are strongly encouraged to complete a daily wellness check. This will be done through a daily online form or printed symptom passport card. Students and employees who regularly use one of these methods to self-report their status relative to COVID-19 symptoms or exposure will be eligible for weekly and monthly incentives, as well as a grand prize at the end of the semester.

Through this honor system, we want to positively motivate students and employees to verify their daily wellness status. This includes making the wise and considerate decision to access campus services remotely if you are concerned or feeling unwell.