Update from the Longhouse
We are happy to announce that as of today, March 15th, 2021, we at the Longhouse have had no reported cases of Covid-19 among the volunteers, residents, students and employees who have accessed the property since closing to the public early last year. In that time, we have supported our local volunteer group, Kanaka Ha’aheo, as they gave out thousands of meals provided by the community, the Food Basket and Vibrant Hawaii initiatives. We have also partnered with the Hawaii Department of Education and have hosted schoolchildren every week for the past 9 months so that they have the resources to continue learning in this new era of distance learning.
During that time, we have followed the CDC, State and County Covid-19 pandemic protocols as closely as possible. Our Recreation Coordinator, Aaron Ferreira, has spearheaded efforts to ensure that anyone entering the property is safe and healthy so that we can all be safe and healthy. This starts the minute you enter the property as people are required to submit to a temperature reading and a visual wellness check, antibacterial gel is always available throughout the facility and masks are required to be worn unless sitting at a table and at least 6 feet away from any other person.
We have kept gatherings limited, held meetings over email, phone and the internet to limit contact amongst participants and reopened the pool under strict guidelines so that everyone who comes here can feel safe and secure in their neighborhood. We are so very proud of the fact that we have remained Covid-19 free because that means we are also helping keep you, our community, healthy.
We are also excited to announce that we have started planning for the re-opening of the Longhouse property toward the last quarter of the year. Anticipating that the vaccine rollout will proceed as projected, we feel that we will be able to safely return to normal operating hours and have the facility fully open in time for our Halloween event. We will continue to follow all recommendations issued by the CDC, State and County and will adapt our plans accordingly based on what happens over the next six months.
In the meantime, we will be opening up the pool for appointments on Fridays, starting in April and we will continue to do all we can to support the residents of our community, be it via phone, email or in-person meetings at your property. We, as a community, have weathered, and will continue to weather, this pandemic (not to mention hurricaines and lava flows) together. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me directly at
Allison Barrett, General Manager
Pahoa Schools Booster Club & Scholarship Fund
Class of 2021 Scholarship
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH 2021
Applications are now available:
If you have any questions, please e-mail Aaron Ferreira