2020-21 School Year


The graphic and explanations below indicate the current conditions within our external community (State of Hawai‘i), as well as conditions internal to our ‘Iolani School community. This is how the school gauges what it can and cannot do, and determines modifications to operations.

  • Number of new hospital cases requires preparation of hospital surge/crisis plans
  • Median number of new cases per day per week indicates local, controlled cases
  • 50-80% of max capacity of testing would be reached at current rate of new cases/close contacts per day

  • Medium-risk activities with some possible high-risk activities
  • Prepare to resume highest risk activities
  • Travel and quarantine restrictions as per State mandate
  • High-risk populations and kupuna should continue to say at home when possible

  • Low number of identified COVID-19 cases for members of the school community
  • Single identified on-campus transmission of COVID-19
  • Low number of faculty, staff and student quarantine on a cohort-basis
  • Higher percent of students, faculty and staff reporting elevated temperature and higher absenteeism

  • On-campus and case-specific online instruction
    • Available as per Family Handbook policy
  • Full protocol for PPE, social distancing, hand-hygiene and sanitization
    • Full implementation as per plan
    • Analysis and revision if on-campus transmission occurs
  • Cohorting in use with activity-defined locations for all students
    • Full implementation as per plan
    • Analysis and revision if on-campus transmission occurs
  • Tracking and tracing used for each identified case/close contact
  • Athletics and co-curricular activities available with full prevention protocols in place
    • Intra-school activities as per ‘Iolani athletics restrictions plan
    • Inter-school activities as per ILH and HHSAA restriction guidelines
  • Travel and quarantine restrictions as per State mandate and ‘Iolani Handbooks


Updated Aug. 3, 2020
REOPENING PLAN: Addition of ‘Iolani School Campus Reopening Plan PDF (draft v.8/3/20)
Updated July 30, 2020
WEBPAGE SWITCH: Launch of iolani.org/2020-21 to replace iolani.org/coronavirus
Updated July 20, 2020
FOOD SERVICE: Addition of Food Service section
Updated July 1, 2020
EVENTS: ‘Iolani Prep Basketball Classic (Dec. 10-12, 17-22) canceled
Updated: May 8, 2020
EVENTS: Commencement (modified) will be held on Saturday, June 6

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and we want you to know that our No. 1 priority is always the health and safety of our students. The information, resources, policies and procedures outlined below provide an extra level of care and safety in our school community and provide guidance.



CDC Information

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
Wash your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
  • Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Outside your home: Put 6 feet (about 2 arms-length) of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.
Monitor Your Health Daily
  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.