COVID-19 Resources & Updates


Recent Announcements

Medical Education
Building Hours:
JABSOM Kakaʻako
Library Restrictions:
RECOVER Recruiting
for COVID Research:


Have you come into contact with or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19?  See the JABSOM COVID notification protocol (updated September 2, 2022) (opens in New Window).


Monday – Friday:    6:00 am to 12:00 am
Saturday:         7:00 am to 12:00 am
Sunday:          8:00 am to 12:00 am
Holidays:                       Closed               

Effective March 28, 2022: The public may access the JABSOM Health Sciences Library. For the safety of others, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask while using the library premises. At all times, JABSOM students, faculty and staff will be given priority for in-person library usage. Staffed Hours – Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. JABSOM card holders can access library during MEB Hours.


  • March 9, 2022: Help us understand the long-term effects of COVID in Hawai’i

    • If you or someone in your family has had COVID, or feeling the long-term effects of COVID, we welcome your participation.
    •  Even if you have not had COVID, you can also help with this important study.
    • REsearching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
    • For more information visit this link at the Center for Pacific Innovations, Knowledge and Opportunities (PIKO), part of the Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network:
    • Also visit the National Institutes of Health’s RECOVER:
      JABSOM’s contact information for this study:

      phone number: 808-723-0040


    Information for Medical Students, Employees, Clinicians, and Research Operations

    Students:Employees:Clinicians:Research Operations:
            • Medical student pre-clinical courses​ have been fully back in person since April 2021. Please refer to the latest JABSOM Safety protocol noted above and read communications from the Office of Medical Education.


            • Clinical components of medical student, communication sciences and disorders, and medical technology students may still have some minor changes. Please refer to the latest JABSOM safety protocol for general information, but ensure you are following clinical site guidelines as directly communicated by the department, program, or Office of Medical Education. Please check your emails for further communication from OME.


            • Non-educational large group activities​. Depending on community transmission rates, there may be additional changes. Please see the latest JABSOM Safety protocol noted above. Students, residents, and fellows should check their email frequently for updates. Please note that clinical settings have their own space restrictions and requirements.


            • Residents and fellows​ should follow their respective program and clinical rotation site guidance.
              Group learning typically held within clinical settings​ for medical students, residents, and fellows may be altered to promote physical distancing. Please check your email for details.
              Students working in research laboratories​ should adhere to UH Mānoa recommendations. Questions? See your advisor, graduate chair or ​Dr. Mariana Gerschenson.


    Please check with your respective employers and supervisors if you have questions related to your work situation. Relevant links are below:





        • If you have a patient with possible symptoms and especially if they have traveled outside of Hawaii in the past 21 days or come into close contact with someone who has traveled outside of Hawaii, please use your clinical judgment and consider testing suspect patients. You can contact either the Hawaii Pacific Health Virtual Clinic (808-462-5430 press option 2) or The Queen’s Medical Center COVID-19 info line (808-691-2619 press option #2), even if you do not have a formal affiliation with either health system. You may also contact the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH), Disease Outbreak Control Division at (808) 586-4586. For more information see the HDOH updates for clinicians page.

    Additional Resources

    In This Section:
    JABSOM Professional Development:Wellness
        1. JABSOM Professional Development
        2. Wellness Resources
        3. Community Resources


    Ways to Help

    In This Section:
    Opportunities Guide:
    Consider a Gift:
    COVID-19 Patients Needed
    for Active Research:
      1. ms-shaka
        1. Volunteer Opportunities Guide
        2. Consider a Gift
        3. Clinical Trials: COVID-19 Patients Needed
    COVID-19 Resource & Volunteer Opportunities Guide (New Window) from the UH Mānoa Office of Public Health Studies

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    Dr. Cecilia Shikuma and Cris Milne, APRN, MPH, seek 40 newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients to see if the blood pressure drug telmisartan can effectively relieve heart and lung symptoms. Click here for more information (opens in a New Window).