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 [email protected].