Hawai'i Department of Education Student-Athlete Medical Exemption for COVID-19 Vaccination

Hawai'i Department of Education

Student-Athlete Medical Exemption for COVID-19 Vaccination

  • On August 4, 2021, the Hawaii State Department of Education issued a notice outlining the “new safety guidelines with vaccination requirements for athletes, adults to participate in sports.” The notice states that all student-athletes, athletic staff and volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 24, 2021, to participate in school-sanctioned athletic activities for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Full vaccination is defined as two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
  • Students who request a medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine may submit a completed COVID-19 Medical Exemption Form to the principal of their schools. Students who are granted an exemption will be required to take a COVID-19 test two times a week and test negative in order to participate. The form can be found in the attachments below.
  • Should you have any questions, please contact Raymond Fujino, Educational Administrative Services Director for the Extended Learning Branch, at (808) 305-9641 or via email at raymond.fujino@k12.hi.us.
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