Operating Guidelines

Minimal Disruption 
• New cases indicate sporadic activity 
• Optimized capacity utilization for testing, hospitals, contact tracing

Minor Disruption 
• New cases and/or clusters are manageable within system capacity 
• Improved capacity utilization for testing, hospitals, contact tracing 

Moderate Disruption 
• New cases are occurring, but trending downward 
• Near maximum capacity for testing, hospital capacity and/or contact tracing 

Major Disruption 
• Cases surging and/or increasing 
• Risk of insufficient testing, hospital capacity and/or contact tracing 


For the health and safety of our HBA Community; students, faculty and staff 

• Individuals experiencing flu-like symptoms are not allowed to be on campus. 

• The school will strictly adhere to the requirement of a doctor’s note to return to school after a three-day absence. 

• Students, faculty, and staff exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will need to be assessed and addressed per doctor’s recommendation and notify the school immediately. 

• Students, faculty, and staff having known contact with individuals infected by the COVID-19 virus will need to self-quarantine for 14 days or be COVID-19 tested and found free of the virus before they can return to campus. 

In the event someone in the HBA community has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus: 

• HBA will immediately contact the Hawaii Department of Health to coordinate the next steps. 

• Infected person(s) will remain in quarantine until they have been cleared by a physician to return to school. 

• Contact tracing will begin in order to isolate the virus from the rest of the community. 

• All faculty, staff, and families of students who may have come in contact with the infected person will be contacted. 

• HBA will follow all HIPAA guidelines.


Our community is stronger when we work together. We ask that our families join us in the shared responsibility of protecting our community. It is imperative that we remain diligent in following CDC and HDOH guidelines and all Hawaii Baptist Academy health and safety policies and procedures. As part of the HBA ohana, you commit to the following: 

• Adhere to CDC and HDOH directives and HBA guidelines regarding any measures set to reduce the spread of COVID-19. (See HBA K–12 Health & Safety Guidance document) 

• COVID-19 Exposure, Testing and Notification— If your child or someone in your household is exposed or tests positive for COVID-19, you must notify the Campus Nurse or Health Aide immediately. 

• Stay Home if Sick—If your child is sick, you are expected to keep them home from school. 

• Emergency Contacts—Ensure that your child’s emergency contact information is up to date via mybackpack. 

• Medical Forms—All medical forms and information must be completed prior to the first day of school.

To assist us in managing the safety of our campuses, we ask that you notify us if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, are in the process of testing for COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19. (All information will be kept confidential and on a need-to-know basis with our internal tracers, president's office and your campus principal.)

COVID-19 Reporting Form


COVID-19 Reporting Hotline: 808-564-0C19 (0219)