Operation During COVID-19

We believe that education shall be experiential, social, and meaningful. For almost a full year, keiki across the state of Hawaiʻi had limited to zero opportunities to have in-class instruction, face-to-face social interaction with peers, hands-on experiences, and field trips to bridge connections from class to reality.

We appreciate the efforts put forth by the City and County of Honolulu to limit (and eventually stop) the spread of the COVID-19 virus and plan to follow all city and CDC regulations.

To ensure the safety of our staff, all participants, professional partners, and our community, we will be taking the following steps:

  1. All participants and staff must be free of symptoms relating to COVID-19 including but not limited to: fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, dizziness, loss of taste or smell, etc.

  2. All participants and staff must be feeling well during the time of the program

  3. All participants and staff must be able to wear a tight-fitted face covering at all times, indoor and outdoor, and while walking (face shields may be worn in combination with a face covering but not as a substitute to the face covering)

  4. All participants and staff must not have traveled from anywhere outside of the state of Hawaiʻi in the last 14 days prior to the start of the program

  5. During the pre-program, all participants and staff must take a mandatory pre-program questionnaire to ensure items 1~4 will be met during the physical program

  6. In accordance to Oʻahu's "Tier 3" Reopening Strategy, which went into effect on Thursday, 2/25/21, during the physical program, total group gathering sizes may never exceed five (10) people at any given time

  7. Physical distancing will be required at all times as possible during the program, even between group members and leaders

  8. The physical portion of this particular program will occur primarily outdoors in large open spaces where physical distancing will remain a requirement

  9. The pre and post programs are to be purposely held online to allow for seamless communication as a whole group, as well as to have a recorded session that will be made available for "play-back"