HIDOE reports 89% of salaried employees at schools and offices are fully or partially vaccinated

08-Sep-2021

The vaccination rate is as of Aug. 31 and represents 19,559 out of 21,980 active salaried employees at schools and offices statewide.

The Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE) announced that 89% of its salaried employees are fully or partially vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccination rate is as of Aug. 31 and represents 19,559 out of 21,980 active salaried employees at schools and offices statewide.

The HIDOE imposed a requirement beginning Aug. 30 that all employees be tested once a week for COVID-19 to comply with Gov. David Ige's Aug. 5 emergency proclamation and to provide a safe school and work environment for students and staff. If an employee certifies and provides proof of vaccination, the employee is not subject to the weekly testing requirement.

“Keeping our schools safe and open for in-person learning takes effort from all of us,” Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi said. “Increasing vaccination rates within our communities continues to be one of the best ways we can protect ourselves and those around us from COVID-19. I’m proud that our employees are doing their part to contribute to the health and safety of our students and school communities.”

At the complex area level — groupings of high schools and their elementary and middle/intermediate feeder schools  — vaccination rates are currently as high as 94% in both the Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani and Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Areas. The Department’s state offices have a combined vaccination rate of 95%.

Complex Area or HIDOE OfficeVaccination RateSalaried Employees
State offices95%1,047 of 1,107
Farrington-Kaiser-Kalani Complex Area94%1,684 of 1,792
Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area94%1,616 of 1,721
Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Area93%1,482 of 1,595
Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex Area92%
1,656 of 1,796
Hilo-Waiākea Complex Area92%865 of 941
‘Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex Area91%1,445 of 1,591
Campbell-Kapolei Complex Area89%
1,600 of 1,798
District offices
88%1,173 of 1,335
Nānākuli-Wai‘anae Complex Area88%864 of 984
Kailua-Kalāheo Complex Area87%712 of 821
Castle-Kahuku Complex Area85%818 of 960
Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area84%1,514 of 1,797
Honoka‘a-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Area84%978 of 1,161
Kapa‘a-Kaua’i-Waimea Complex Area84%931 of 1,109
Ka‘ū-Kea‘au-Pāhoa84%644 of 770
Hāna-Lahainaluna-Lāna‘i-Moloka‘i Complex Area75%530 of 702
All HIDOE complex areas and offices89%19,559 of 21,890

Gov. Ige's Aug. 5 emergency proclamation requires all state and county employees to attest and provide proof to their respective department, office, or agency whether they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, partially vaccinated for COVID-19, or not vaccinated for COVID-19.

HIDOE employees can attest to their vaccination status, upload documentation, and/or provide weekly COVID-19 test results via the Department’s electronic human resource system (eHR).

Contact Information

Communications Branch

Phone: 808-784-6200

Email: doeinfo@k12.hi.us

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