COVID-19 Resources & Updates


Recent Announcements

Medical Education
Building Hours:
JABSOM Kakaʻako
Library Restrictions:
COVID-19 Patients Needed
for Active Research:


8/20/21: COVID-19: To the people of Hawai’i, we are in this together! This proclamation is signed by several of Hawai’i’s doctors.  Please read: 
Hawai’i is experiencing an unprecedented disastrous surge of COVID-19 throughout the state…


8/16/21: Research Center of the University of Hawai’i (RCUH) Human Resources Department Emergency Proclamation to Principal Investigators and Project Administrators with Supervisory Authority regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing policies 2021.08.16_Memo from Nelson Sakamoto to RCUH Principal Investigators and Project Admin

8/13/21: Walk-in Vaccinations at UH Manoa campus! 

View the notice here.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is offering a free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students and employees on the Mānoa campus. Pre-registration or appointments are NOT needed.
The clinic will administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which requires a two-dose regimen, on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, August 17 (first dose), 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the UH Mānoa Campus Center Dining Room
  • Tuesday, September 7 (second dose), 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the UH Mānoa Campus Center (exact location will be announced)


8/10/21: From the Hawai’i DOH

Services at UH


For Principal Investigators & RCUH Employees

  1. All JABSOM visitors, vendors, learners and employees must do the Mandatory Daily Screening and Self-Monitoring via LumiSight UH. Don’t have the APP? Download this fill-in-able form and bring it with you. 
  2. Check out our updated resources (8/6/21) in the Wellness section of this page under “additional resources.”
  3. Click here for more information about the UH COVID-19 Guidelines (interim) and Institutional Safety Practices
  4. UPDATED 7/30/2021: JABSOM MD Program mask, PPE, spacing, food
  5. COVID-19 notification protocol updated 7/30/2021. (Opens in New Window)
  6. JABSOM ʻOhana Messages from Dean Hedges and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum.
  7. Building Hours
  8. Library Restrictions
  9. COVID-19 patients needed for active research.


Have you come into contact with or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19?  See the JABSOM COVID notification protocol as of July 30, 2021  (opens in New Window).



Monday – Friday:    6:00 am to 12:00 am
Saturday:         7:00 am to 12:00 am
Sunday:          10:00 am to 12:00 am
Holidays:                       Closed               

Effective Aug 12, 2021: Access to the JABSOM Health Sciences Library will be restricted to JABSOM employees and learners who have approved credentials.  Due to the COVID-19 surge, we will restrict public access to the library.  Everyone should continue to self-attest daily via LumiSight screening. Social distancing rules are in place and mask wearing is mandatory.  At all times, JABSOM students, faculty and staff will be given priority for in-person library usage. Staffed Hours – Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm
JABSOM card holders can access library during MEB Hours


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).


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

Students:Employees:Clinicians:Research Operations:
    • Medical Student FAQs​:  This page is updated with the latest information highlighted. If you have additional questions, the preferred method is to continue sending them to your respective class ombudsperson, as they have been collecting and organizing these prior to sending to us. Dr. Buenconsejo-Lum will work with appropriate leadership and decision-making bodies before updating this document. We will resume the monthly Town Halls for the medical students in August 2021.


    • Medical student pre-clinical courses​ have been fully back in person since April 2021. JABSOM does have an educational exemption to County or State limits on room occupancy. For the 2021-22 academic year, we aim to preserve as much in-person learning as possible. However, the rising rates of community transmission may cause some safety modifications.


    • Clinical components of medical student, communication sciences and disorders, and medical technology students were suspended March 16-April 30, 2020. Some clinical sites allowed students back on May 1, 2020. In the 2021-22 academic year, depending on the situation in the hospitals or clinical sites, there may be a need for alternate required learning activities and experiences. These will be communicated directly to the students by the department, program, or Office of Medical Education. Please check your emails for further communication from OME.


    • Non-educational large group activities​ currently follow County guidance (25 indoors, 75 outdoors). Depending on community transmission rates, there may be additional changes. 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 will 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 Training &
Technology Knowledge:
Research Support
  1. JABSOM Training and Technology Knowledge
  2. Research Support Resources
  3. Wellness Resources
  4. Community Resources
  5. Informational Videos


    • Sign up for Hawaii Department of Health (HDHOH) email alerts
    • New, user-friendly HDOH website for COVID-19 information:
    • Hawaii Pacific Health Virtual Clinic: 462-5430 (Press Option 2)



    • The Aloha United Way call center is open daily 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.



JABSOM Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum shares tips for protecting yourself and others:

We can prevent transmission of the virus by wearing homemade masks, while saving medical grade masks for health care workers:

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).