Due to COVID-19, the State of Hawaii has advised that residents should plan to shelter in place or stay with family or friends in homes outside of hazard areas. If it is not safe to do so, people should move to a hurricane evacuation shelter as a last resort. The City and County of Honolulu will announce an updated list of evacuation shelters for the general public for each emergency situation.
BYU–Hawaii is no longer an approved Red Cross Emergency Shelter. However, the university still plans to open a shelter for our students and members of our local community that may need to evacuate. Masks will be required in all shelter locations.
Hale 7: Single Students
If the BYUH Student Shelter opens, students will be notified via the BYUH ALERTS system.
Students who are unable to remain in their current location can evacuate to the appropriate shelter location listed above. Students will want to bring their two-week kit that includes bedding, food if they wish to eat at times when the cafeteria is not open, and a gallon of water for each day in the shelter.
Students who come to the shelter will need to remain there until after the storm has passed. Once a student who has checked in leaves, they will not be permitted to re-enter the shelter. Please be aware the university is working to provide the shelter while maintaining distancing and other COVID-19 related restrictions. Students who are ill or have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will need to be quarantined.
CAC: Married Students & Community
Please bring as much of your two-week kit as possible, which includes food, water, medications, clothes, bedding, air mattresses/cots, and other emergency supplies. Masks must be worn at all times. A release form must also be signed before entering.
The CAC is intended to be an evacuation shelter, and not a long-term sheltering facility. Once the "all-clear" is given, the shelter will close as soon as is safe and reasonable.