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COVID-19 updates and resources

COVID-19 weekly tracking

Updated Nov. 20


RISK LEVEL: Act with care — Minor disruption

  State Honolulu Hawai‘i Kaua‘i Maui
7-day average daily cases per 100,000 6 7 4 2 2
Positivity rate 7-day average 1.9% 2.6% 1.4% 1.1% 0.8%
Rt rate 1.08

Data as of Nov. 18.

Positivity rate: The percentage of COVID-19 tests with positive results. Public health officials use this data to assess the current level of transmission in the community. At KS, we use numbers from the state Department of Health for daily positive cases reported and community tests administrated.

Rt rate: The average number of people that an infectious person is expected to infect. A number higher than one means each infected person is passing the virus to more than one other person.


RISK LEVEL: Moderate

Positive cases New cases
Nov. 14-20
active cases
closed cases
Total cases KS learning model
Honolulu KS Kapālama 1 2 12 14 Hybrid
KS Preschools 0 1 8 9 Hybrid
Offices 0 0 10 10  
KS Honolulu total 1 3 30 33  
Hawai‘i KS Hawai‘i 0 0 6 6 Hybrid
KS Preschools 0 0 1 1 Hybrid
Offices 0 0 0 0  
KS Hawai‘i total 0 0 7 7  
Kaua‘i KS Preschools 0 0 0 0 Hybrid
Offices 0 0 0 0  
KS Kaua‘i total 0 0 0 0  
Maui KS Maui 0 0 4 4 Hybrid
KS Preschools 0 0 0 0 Hybrid
Offices 0 0 0 0  
KS Maui total 0 0 4 4  
KS total 1 3 41 44  

Since April, KS has reported 44 positive cases, which represents 0.4% of the 11,000 faculty, staff and students in the KS community statewide.

Our approach

Today more than ever, we remain committed to the health and safety of our haumāna and our campus ‘ohana. We have developed an approach to helping reduce the spread of COVID-19 that is based on four pillars:

  • Physical Distancing and Reducing Density
  • Health Screening and Preventive Hygiene
  • Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting
  • Communications, Training, and Coordination

Our approach is informed by recommendations from leading health organizations and guidance from state and county officials, based on current conditions in our communities.

All KS campuses have established plans in each of the four areas that provide information about what actions we will take as risk levels of the virus change. These plans ensure our ability to continue providing quality educational experience while keeping health and safety a top priority.


The checklist to prepare keiki for school this year includes more than the usual school supplies. We also need to help keiki remember a few healthy habits when in school. This video shares three simple but important tips for our littlest learners. The tips are also good reminders for everyone returning to school.

Additional resources

Health and financial wellness resources

Steps to take if your keiki has or has been in contact with COVID-19

All KS staff are required to complete this prior to coming to a KS work site

A library of wellness resources for ʻohana to use

Mālama Ola

Mālama Ola is dedicated to student health, safety and well-being. Its focus is having the right people, right culture and right systems in place to best protect and care for our keiki. The division is responsible for student and employee health and safety at KS’ three campuses and 29 preschools. This includes education safety and risk staff, athletic training staff and mental health services.

Handwashing, the KS way

Leadership message

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