Hawaii Pacific University gives sneak peak into coronavirus protocols


HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) will welcome thousands of students from all 50 states and more than 60 countries on Monday, Aug. 23.

School officials showed KHON2 the COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure all students and staff are safe on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

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HPU said they saw applications increase from 8,000 to 12,000 in fall 2021 and enrollment went up by 60%.

“We attribute the enrollment increase I think to basically getting our message out about facilities here, about the instruction, about the academic programs. I think it really resonated with people.”

John Gotanda, Hawaii Pacific University president

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HPU is requiring all student-athletes to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to travel with the Pac-West Conference.

Those who choose not to get vaccinated can only participate in local games and will have to undergo regular testing.

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