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Coronavirus Updates

Updated April 20, 2020

Punahou has been closely following the international coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With the well-being of our students foremost in our minds, and in close consultation with medical experts, Punahou has updated its School Policy accordingly:

As a reminder, please continue to practice preventive measures, like staying home when sick; covering your mouth with your sleeve when coughing; avoiding touching your face, and particularly your eyes and mouth; and washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to ensure the health and well-being of our community. We will continue to provide updates as necessary via email and on this website.

Important Resources

The following websites provide important information about the spread of this disease along with overseas travel guidelines:


If you have any questions or concerns about School policy, please contact:


We are aware that feelings of anxiety can be heightened in situations such as this. The American Psychological Association provides a helpful online guide for how to talk to children about difficult news.

Avoiding Bias

Periods of pandemics are often accompanied by xenophobia and expressions of cultural insensitivity. These run contrary to Punahou’s core values and will not be tolerated in accordance with our school’s Code of Conduct.

The following resources help to dispel common myths and shed light on the ways in which our society might better respond to this outbreak:


Past Notices