Brigham Young University–Hawaii is aware of a recent news report that claims there was an “illegal block party” held on campus. The evening of Friday, September 10, HPD came to a university event in response to a noise complaint, worked with school personnel to ensure that those in attendance were in groups of 25 or less and in compliance with applicable restrictions, and then left.
BYU–Hawaii has worked tirelessly to help keep our community safe during the pandemic. The university implemented weekly testing of all employees and students beginning in December 2020 and has hosted and supported vaccine clinics and COVID-19 testing for the community since March 2021. All students at BYU–Hawaii are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
University-sanctioned activities that support the mental and physical health of our students are considered to be an essential function of BYU–Hawaii and have been conducted consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health, and industry guidance. BYU–Hawaii is currently working with HPD, City and County, and State officials to ensure continued University compliance with that guidance and applicable government restrictions.