HIDOE Reports Increase in COVID Cases as Students Return to Classrooms Statewide

August 14, 2021, 7:46 AM HST
* Updated August 14, 8:28 AM
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An increase in COVID-19 cases was reported in public schools across all Hawaiʻi Department of Educationʻs complexes on the Big Island.

With the first week of the 2021-22 school year now completed, HIDOE reported 325 confirmed cases between Aug. 7-13 throughout the state. This is the first time since the pandemic erupted in March 2020 that schools have returned to full-time in-person instruction.

This week’s case report is available here:

Cases reported during the week that still require confirmation or processing are not included in the total.

See below a breakdown of cases reported at Big Island schools:


Kaʻū-Keaʻau-Pāhoa Complex
Naʻalehu Elementary: 1
Keaʻau Middle: 3
Keaʻau High: 4
Kaʻū High & Pahala Elementary: 1
Keaʻau Elementary:


Honokaʻa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex
Konawaena High School: 2
Konawaena Middle School: 1
Waimea Elementary: 1
Honokaʻa Elementary: 1
Honokaʻa High and Intermediate: 1
Honokaʻa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena SBBH Office: 1
Paʻauilo Elementary and Intermediate: 1
Kealakehe Intermediate: 4
Honokaʻa-Kealakehe- Kohala-Konawaena Complex Office: 1
Konawaena Elementary: 2
Kahakai Elementary: 1
Keaukaha Elementary: 1
Kohala Elementary: 2
Kealakehe Elementary: 3
Waikoloa Elementary & Middle: 1
Kohala Middle: 1
Kohala High: 1

Hilo-Waikea Complex
EB de Silva Elementary: 2
Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary:1
Kaumana Elementary: 1
Waiakea High School: 4
Waiakea Intermediate: 3
Waiakea Elementary: 2
Keaukaha Elementary: 1
Hilo High School: 1

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