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Communicable Disease Policy

Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students: (808) 735-4710

Residence Life: (808) 739-4648

Communicable diseases are transmitted from one person to another by direct contact, inhalation, droplets, or through contact with contaminated objects. If a student is diagnosed with a communicable disease, he or she must inform the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students and/or the Director of Housing & Residence Life (if applicable) immediately upon being notified of his or her condition. Examples of communicable disease include, but are not limited to, chicken pox, measles, mumps, mononucleosis, meningitis, COVID-19, and tuberculosis.

Students diagnosed with certain communicable diseases must be isolated during the infectious period of their illness. Therefore, they may be restricted from physically attending class or being present in the dining halls, university facilities, or residence halls. Students living in campus residence halls may need to be placed in isolation spaces on-campus, if possible and available. There are limited isolation spaces available in the residence halls for resident students diagnosed with a communicable disease. If space is not available, residence students must consider living with relatives, moving home, or moving into a hotel until the infectious period has passed. All off-campus housing, travel, and/or meal expenses will be the responsibility of the student. Students who have been diagnosed with a communicable disease must receive medical clearance from a licensed physician in order to return to campus (unless otherwise noted). Medical documentation must be submitted to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.