Updated COVID-19 & Sports Guidelines For Schools

Jasmine Rossiter, News

Signs posted all over campus remind students to wear a mask and socially distance themselves. According to the CDC, the Omicron variant will spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus. On its website, the CDC says that it expects “anyone with Omicron infection can spread the virus to others, even if they are vaccinated or don’t have symptoms.” (Lin)

The State Of Hawai’i Department Of Health (DOH) released updated isolation and quarantine guidelines for grades K-12 due to the surge of cases on Tuesday, Jan. 11. 

Per the DOH, students and staff who test positive or develop COVID-19 symptoms must isolate for five consecutive days. Those in isolation can only return to school after five days have passed, symptoms are gone or improved, and at least 24 hours without a fever. 


A 5-day quarantine is only mandatory after being in close contact if students are not fully vaccinated and 18 years or older and have not received a booster shot when eligible.

Effective Monday, Jan. 3, Hawai’i OIA Sports announced that public school sporting events will no longer allow spectators due to the rise of COVID-19 cases until further notice. 

However, with no college scouts or support from friends and family allowed to attend games, Kalani has found a way to bring sports to you!

“We are happy to announce that we purchased and installed a fully automated Hudl Focus Camera in our gym that is able to live stream our home basketball games,” Kalani Athletic Director Gregory Van Cantfort joyfully wrote in an email to faculty on Wednesday, Jan. 12. 

Kalani’s first live-streamed game was on Wednesday against Kahuku’s basketball team. The live stream currently has a whopping total of 796 supporting viewers!

Search Kalani Athletics on YouTube or click the hyperlink to catch every Kalani basketball game until further notice!