Update from Chancellor Lui, Monday, April 27, 2020

COVID-19: Maui College Coronavirus Update

体育网站365aloha maui college ohana,

体育网站365i hope this email finds you and your family in good health and sprit.  there are approximately 3 weeks to the end of the semester, keep doing your best to complete the semester successfully.  here are a few announcements for this week.

Campus Services

COUNSELING – Video or phone appointment available. For more information, visit etools24.com/counseling-advising/ or mail uhmc.advising@etools24.com.

drive up wifi – 9am-5pm daily, click for map

FINANCIAL AID – Support for Summer and Fall 2020 at etools24.com/financial/

HOOKAHUA – General assistance and tutoring at ZOOM 731-297-5287 and email Kaimi Hanohano at kaori@etools24.com or call 808-984-3359

LIBRARY – Online and pick up services and tech tutor support at www.etools24.com/library

MATH LAB – Online tutoring 7 days a week from 9am-4:30pm make appointments at  or email at uhmcmathlab@gmail.com.

OUTREACH SITES – Online support
Hana Ed Center: Call (808) 248-7380 or email hanauhmaui@gmail.com
Lahaina Ed Center: Call (808) 662-3911 or email mcc96761@etools24.com
Lanai Ed Center: Call (808) 565-7266
Molokai Ed Center: Call (808) 553-4490 or etools24.com/molokai/.

STUDENT LOUNGE – Computer, wifi and study space at , or call 808-984-3433 or email at uhmslife@etools24.com

TLC – All tutoring and testing services available call 984-3240, email uhmctlc@etools24.com or go to etools24.com/tlc

体育网站365please visit out covid-19 student support page for more information.

Health Center Announcement

DRINKING OR INJECTING BLEACH, LYSOL OR ANY OTHER DISINFECTANT WILL NOT CURE
COVID-19 AND MAY KILL YOU!

sunlight while it may help with vitamin d levels and increase positive mood will not cure covid-19

The UH Maui College Health Center has telehealth services available at denisec@etools24.com to set up an appointment. Testing is available for staff, faculty, or students if necessary contact denisec@etools24.com体育网站365 for more information.

Graduation / Commencement

maui college will hold a virtual commencement this year.  the tentative date for the maui college virtual commencement is wednesday, june 3, at 5:30 pm.  if you applied for graduation you will be receiving information regarding the ceremony and instructions on how to participate.

aloha,

体育网站365chancellor lui

Update from President Lassner, Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Aloha UH students, faculty and staff,

over the weekend gov. david ige issued a new covid-19 emergency order that extends the current “stay-at-home” directives through may 31. accordingly, uh is extending all current approaches to learning, teaching, working, conducting research and supporting our campuses and communities through the end of may.

uh employees will be able to submit their covid-19 work-from-home requests for the month of may starting on april 29 in the .

体育网站365we are now beginning to plan, even under this high level of uncertainty, how we will extend operations through the summer and into the fall in a manner that ensures we can provide high quality education to the people of hawaiʻi while protecting the health and safety of our students and employees. more information on these plans will be shared in the weeks to come.

mahalo for your continued support of each other and our state. we are in this together and we will come out of this together—better, stronger and wiser.

体育网站365e mālama pono,

David Lassner
UH President

All members of the UH community are urged to undertake personal safety and preparation measures.

This page is designed to keep our UH体育网站365 community informed about the COVID-19 situation related to the virus and provide any UH-specific information.

View the UHMC Pandemic Plan


Update from Chancellor Lui, Monday, April 27, 2020

COVID-19: Maui College Coronavirus Update

aloha maui college ohana,

i hope this email finds you and your family in good health and sprit.  there are approximately 3 weeks to the end of the semester, keep doing your best to complete the semester successfully.  here are a few announcements for this week.

Campus Services

COUNSELING – Video or phone appointment available. For more information, visit etools24.com/counseling-advising/ or mail uhmc.advising@etools24.com.

体育网站365drive up wifi – 9am-5pm daily, click for map

FINANCIAL AID – Support for Summer and Fall 2020 at etools24.com/financial/

HOOKAHUA – General assistance and tutoring at ZOOM 731-297-5287 and email Kaimi Hanohano at kaori@etools24.com or call 808-984-3359

LIBRARY – Online and pick up services and tech tutor support at www.etools24.com/library

MATH LAB – Online tutoring 7 days a week from 9am-4:30pm make appointments at  or email at uhmcmathlab@gmail.com.

OUTREACH SITES – Online support
Hana Ed Center: Call (808) 248-7380 or email hanauhmaui@gmail.com
Lahaina Ed Center: Call (808) 662-3911 or email mcc96761@etools24.com
Lanai Ed Center: Call (808) 565-7266
Molokai Ed Center: Call (808) 553-4490 or etools24.com/molokai/.

STUDENT LOUNGE – Computer, wifi and study space at , or call 808-984-3433 or email at uhmslife@etools24.com

TLC – All tutoring and testing services available call 984-3240, email uhmctlc@etools24.com or go to etools24.com/tlc

体育网站365please visit out covid-19 student support page for more information.

Health Center Announcement

DRINKING OR INJECTING BLEACH, LYSOL OR ANY OTHER DISINFECTANT WILL NOT CURE
COVID-19 AND MAY KILL YOU!

体育网站365sunlight while it may help with vitamin d levels and increase positive mood will not cure covid-19

The UH Maui College Health Center has telehealth services available at denisec@etools24.com to set up an appointment. Testing is available for staff, faculty, or students if necessary contact denisec@etools24.com for more information.

Graduation / Commencement

maui college will hold a virtual commencement this year.  the tentative date for the maui college virtual commencement is wednesday, june 3, at 5:30 pm.  if you applied for graduation you will be receiving information regarding the ceremony and instructions on how to participate.

aloha,

体育网站365chancellor lui


Update from Chancellor Lui, Monday, April 20, 2020

aloha maui college ohana,

I hope this email finds you and your family in good health and spirit.  The
Coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve and change the way we live.  We are
adjusting to the new normal -wearing masks in Foodland, social distancing,
washing our hands, and staying at home.  Please continue to adhere to the
Governor’s edicts and stay safe.  And most importantly embrace the change that
is inevitable and start to accept the new normal.  Here are today’s
体育网站365 announcements:

uhmc registration is open!

SUMMER 2020 Click this link () for a complete list of offerings.
All summer courses are offered online

FALL 2020 Click this link () for a complete list of offerings.
Option 1: Register as normal for ONLINE classes.
Option 2: Put your name on a waitlist for IN-PERSON classes.

Note: We are only releasing online classes for registration at this time. We
are asking all students to add themselves to the waitlist and when the seats
are released you will be sent an email notifying you that you have 24 hours to
add the course to your schedule.  It is very critical to check your UH email on
a regular basis since you will only have 24 hours to add this class to your
schedule. This How to Get on a Waitlist () video on YouTube explains the waitlist feature. Please go ahead
and add yourself to the waitlist.

Student Lounge
The Student Lounge in Pilina will be open for students who may need to use a
computer, wi-fi, or a quiet place to study.  In order to control how many
people are in the lounge at one time you must make an appointment at this link:
. If you have any questions, please call the student Life
office at 808-984-3434 or via email at: uhmslife@etools24.com.  The Student
Lounge will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.  Over the last two weeks very few
students used the lounge, we will evaluate whether or not to continue this
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Wi-Fi Access
At the Maui College website at www.etools24.com click on the Student Support
tab on the top of the page (on Coronavirus tab), you will find a map showing
where you can access wi-fi outside of our buildings on campus.  The campus is
open from 9 to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, if you need to be on campus beyond those
hours please contact our office at 984-3636.

Please continue to adhere to the Governor’s mandates and wash your hands as
often as possible.  If you do not have to be on campus, stay at home and If you
are sick DO NOT come to campus.

be healthy!

chancellor lui


Update from Chancellor Lui, Wednesday, April 8, 2020

体育网站365aloha maui college ohana,

I hope this email finds you in good health and spirit.  Here are your
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Library
Library cleaning is completed, and the mailroom will be opened today.  Staff
体育网站365 may once again access the Library.

Pilina Building
The Pilina building remains closed today (April 7) due to electrical work.

Student Lounge
Starting Thursday, April 8, the Student Lounge in Pilina will be open for
students who may need to use a computer, wi-fi, or a quiet place to study.
In order to control how many people are in the lounge at one time you must
make an appointment at this link:  . If you have any
questions, please call the student Life office at 808-984-3433 or via email
at: uhmslife@etools24.com.  Appointments will be accepted starting, Monday,
April 6.  Initially, the Student Lounge will be open from 9 am to 5 pm and
will be adjusted to meet your needs.  If you do not have an appointment you
体育网站365 will be turned away.

Food Trucks
One or two food trucks will be parked in the Ike Lea parking lot from 11 am
to 6 pm, the schedule is tentative and may change.  Details are still being
working out but eventually the Food Trucks will redeem food vouchers from
the county for kupuna.  The campus remains closed and if you buy something
from the Food Trucks you are expected to pick up your food and leave and not
loiter in the parking lot.

Lastly, now is a good time to remind you.  If you do not have to be on
campus, stay at home.  If you feel sick, DO NOT come to campus.  Let me end
by thanking you for your patience and assuring you that I will do whatever
is necessary to help you complete the semester successfully and keep you and
our staff safe.  If I can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to
contact me via email at: Lhokoana@etools24.com or via phone at: 808-984-3636.

be healthy!

chancellor lui


Update from Chancellor Lui, Tuesday, April 7, 2020

体育网站365aloha maui college ohana,

hope your semester is going well.  here are your quick updates for today:

Library
The Library will be closed for cleaning today (Tuesday).  Nobody should
体育网站365 enter any parts of the Library.

Pilina
The Pilina building will be closed today (Tuesday).  A contractor is doing
electrical work in the building.

Fall Registration
Due to the COVID-19 situation, Fall 2020 registration includes options to
enroll in online courses or add your name to waitlists for tentative face-
to-face classes. Should face-to-face classes be continued, students will be
automatically admitted into classes based on waitlist order.  Should face-
to-face courses be canceled, students will be notified with more information
and, depending on the program, possibly an option to enroll in an online
section.

Molokai Education Center
The Molokai Education Center will be closed for face to face service this
week.  All services will be offered virtually.  If you need to borrow a Lap
Top call the center to reserve one.  Wi-Fi can be accessed from outside of
体育网站365 the building.

Support Services
All Maui College Service continue to be done virtually.  For contact
information go to the Maui College website at www.etools24.com and click
on the Coronavirus tab at the top of the page.  Also at the website is a
chat box feature that will allow you to ask questions between 8 to 4:30 pm,
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Lastly, now is a good time to remind you.  If you do not have to be on
campus, stay at home.  If you feel sick, DO NOT come to campus.

be healthy!

体育网站365chancellor lui


Update from Chancellor Lui, Monday, April 6, 2020

aloha maui college ohana,

I have received a copy of two complaints regarding my handling of the Coronavirus crisis at
Maui College.  The first complaint criticized my handling of the infected employee case,
saying “…The Administration is not taking the virus seriously…” and ” Terrible handling of
everything all around.”  The second complaint was about allowing Food Trucks on campus.  I
never take anything personally, but I am disappointed that these issues were not shared
first directly with me or the administration.  Instead, they  went to President Lassner and
a staff member.  All administrators have been doing their best to keep open dialog within
their units.  I want to encourage you to speak with your supervisor if any of my decisions
make you feel uneasy; this will allow us to address the issue immediately and maybe put you
at ease.  To increase direct communication from me, I will ask Joyce Yamada to arrange a
Zoom conversation with ALL Staff.  I will try to do the same for students.

Now that we have addressed the issues related to the infected employee, I can share more
details with you.  Federal law requires that the identity of the employee be kept
体育网站365 confidential.  Here are the details:

*At Noon on Thursday, April 2, a supervisor reported that a Maui College employee had
confirmation of being infected by the Coronavirus.  The employee reported:

*The test the employee took on Saturday (3/28) came back positive.
*The last day the employee was on campus was Monday (3/30).
*The employee interacted (social distanced) with 3 employees and went to their work area.
*The employee put an envelope in the HR mailbox in the mailroom.
*The last time the employee was on campus before March 30 was March 19.
体育网站365 *The employee did not travel outside the state within the last two weeks.

Based on this interview and in consultation with the Department of Health and UH System, the
following was implemented:

*The 3 employees who saw the infected employee on Monday, the employee who picked up the
mail packet, and the employee who processed the packet were put on 14 days mandatory work
from home and ordered to self-quarantine.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC)reports that
the disease is transmitted via water droplets from an infected person when they sneeze or
exhale.  If it is true that the employee maintained social distancing, it is unlikely others
were infected.

*Three janitors who cleaned the area the infected employee accessed were also put on 14-day
mandatory leave.  The CDC reports that the virus can be transmitted by contact.  In order
for this to happen, the infected person must exhale or sneeze a water droplet on an area; a
person then would need to come into contact with that droplet, and then touch their face to
infect themselves.  Again, there is low risk of the 5 people who did not even see the
infected employee to contract the disease.

*The infected building was shut down on Friday and will be cleaned by a contractor on
Monday, April 6.  The CDC recommends that areas touched by an infected person be left alone
for at least 24 hours or longer and then cleaned.  While the virus can live on a surface for
longer than 24 hours it is unlikely that the virus is completely intact to infect a person
who may come into contact with an infected surface after 24 hours.  Cleaning of the infected
area will take place 72 hours after the college learned about the contamination and almost a
体育网站365 week from the last time the infected employee was on campus.

*People who may have been in contact with the infected employee on March 19th were not
notified because it had already been 14 days by the time the college learned this employee
was infected.  The CDC states that the incubation period for the virus is between 1 and 14
days.

*One of the infected employee’s coworkers is also sick and has recently been tested for the
体育网站365 virus but the results are not known at this time.

Our response to the situation was immediate and based on recommendations by the Department
of Health.  The college put 5 people on mandatory 14-day work from home on Thursday.  On
Friday, an additional 3 people were put on 14-day mandatory work from home based on
conversations their supervisor had with these employees.  Our response has been in-line with
recommendations from the Department of Health and Center for Disease Control guidelines.
Notification about the infected employee was made by 4 pm on Thursday.  I have taken every
precaution I know of to ensure the safety of everyone on campus.  If you have any
体育网站365 suggestions, please do not hesitate to share it with your supervisor or me.

Lastly, the infected employee is doing well.  Now is a good time to remind you.  If you do
not have to be on campus, stay at home.  If you feel sick, DO NOT come to campus.  I’ll
体育网站365 cover the food trucks in another email since this one is already very long.

stay healthy and be well!

体育网站365chancellor lui


Update from Chancellor Lui, Friday, April 3, 2020

aloha maui college ohana,

I am writing to update you about how the college is dealing with the  Coronavirus crisis.  First, many of you are Teleworking, please be sure you filled out the work at home forms and communicate with your supervisor.   When the Telework program was started it was voluntary, with the issuance of  the Governors “work from home / stay at home order” working from home is no  longer voluntary.  Your supervisor will decide if you are essential to the  work at Maui College.  As you are aware one of our employees has been  infected by the Coronavirus.  I am convinced that the only way we are going
to get past this crisis is through isolation.  If you do not have to be on  campus, please stay at home.

fall  and summer 2020 registration course registration for fall and summer starts on monday, april 6.  because  we are unsure if face-to-face courses will be allowed by august our initial  schedule will be on-line offerings only.  when we have a better idea of what  to expect for the fall semester, we will than start adding the appropriate  type of class modalities.

体育网站365the first summer session will have on-line courses only.  a decision about  course modality for the second summer session will be made after may 15.

Campus Hours
The campus is open from 8 am to 5 pm.  If you are on campus before or after  these hours, please notify security by calling them at 984-3255.

体育网站365the campus mail room will be open monday to friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.   this schedule may be adjusted as needed.

Food Trucks
体育网站365 Starting Friday, April 3 food trucks will be parked in the Ike Lea parking  lot, from 11 to 6 pm, 7 days a week.  It is part of a county initiative to  serve meals to kupuna.  People will not be allowed to hang out in the  parking lot we expect them to pick up their food and leave.

Paper Pay Checks
体育网站365 If you receive a paper paycheck and have not elected to have it mailed to  you it may be picked up after 2 PM from the Chancellor’s office on Friday,  April 3.  Please abide by the instructions that will be posted on the  Chancellor’s office door.

Building Closures
体育网站365 On Friday, April 3 the Library will be closed, and no one should access it  until we give the all clear.  Thus, no mail service tomorrow.

体育网站365the pilina building will not have electricity monday to wednesday so do not  enter the building on those days.

I know there is anxiety due to one of our employees being infected by the  virus, but know we are doing our best to protect our students and staff.  We
体育网站365 need your help and you can help by staying at home and not coming to campus.   I have been receiving complimentary comments from your students about their  classes.  Please continue focusing on assisting your students get through  this semester.  Mahalo for your commitment to our students and the Maui Nui  Community.

aloha,

lui


Thursday, April 2, 2020

aloha maui college ohana,

I am writing to notify you that one of our Maui College employees has tested
positive for the Coronavirus.  We were able to determine who the employee
came into contact with and those people will be notified to self-quarantine
for 14 days.  The areas that were touched by this employee will be
disinfected by a contracted vendor.  I spoke to the employee and the
employees’ symptoms are mild and the employee is doing well.  An
announcement from the UH system will be coming out about the Maui case and
体育网站365 another case at Manoa.

This is a good time to remind you that if you are sick or feeling sick
please do not come to campus.  If you do not have to come to campus, please
do not and observe the stay at home and/or work from home mandate.

be healthy!

chancellor lui


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

aloha uh maui college student,

Welcome back!  You should have already had a class, which I hope you were able to access, and you learned something.  Thank you for your patience as
we transitioned all our courses on-line because of the coronavirus crisis.  Your instructors have said that you are responding terrifically to the new modality and even helped them learn the technology.  Keep up the good work.

体育网站365here are the announcements for today:

Starting tomorrow if you need to use a computer, access Wi-Fi, or get tutoring, those services will be available at The Learning Center (TLC).  However, you must make an appointment to access these services by calling:  984-3240.  The Learning Center will be open Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM.  We will adjust these hours as necessary.  Please do not walk-in for service, instead call 984-3240 or email uhmctlc@etools24.com to make an appointment.  If you are sick please do not come onto the campus.

ALL UH Maui College services are available and can be accessed remotely.  For a list of services and how to contact our offices please go to this
link: http://etools24.com/health-center/coronavirus-update/student-support/

if you need to borrow something from the library click on this link to schedule it for pick up:

At our website at etools24.com体育网站365 is a Live Chat app that allows you to chat with someone live and get information – hours of operation will be announced shortly.

体育网站365starting tomorrow most of our uh maui college staff will be working from home.  this is in compliance with the governor’s decree that was issued yesterday.  please do not come to campus, instead call one of our offices for the service you need.

体育网站365again, thank you for your patience.  your instructors worked very hard to get all our courses on-line.  they care about your success.  together we will get through this crisis.

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chancellor lui


Monday, March 23, 2020

aloha maui college student,

this email is to give you important maui college updates for monday and tuesday and will supersede all other email updates.

Courses
体育网站365 All Maui College coursework and services will be delivered on-line.  A very small number of classes were to be offered face-to-face.  If you were supposed to be in a face-to-face class please attend your first class.  Your instructor will let you know what options are available since the course can no longer be offered face-to-face.

体育网站365although the campus will be closed starting wednesday your courses will be delivered on-line until the end of the semester.

Campus Services
This is how services will be offered Monday and Tuesday:

Counseling – Online and by appointment. 
Available via zoom and phone by appointment at uhmc.advising@etools24.com or 984-3306.

Hookahua (Relocated to Library 101) – Online and In-person
•       In-person M-R 9:00am – 5:30pm
体育网站365 •       For online tutoring call 984-3359

Library – Online and by appointment
•       Library Research Help and Tech Tutor support services have moved online. Help is available via online chat, phone, text, and email. Visit the Library’s Contact Us page for communication
•       In-person circulation services are available by appointment. To borrow equipment or check out a book, please call: 984-3715 or email: uhmclib@etools24.com.
•       All online resources are available from the library’s homepage: http://www.etools24.com/library.
体育网站365 •       Important updates on library services are available here:

Math Lab (Relocated to TLC L-O2) – Online and In-person
•       In-person TW 10:30-3pm, R 10:30am-4:30pm
•       Online tutoring M-Saturday 9am-4:30pm make appointments at .
•       Please email at uhmcmathlab@gmail.com.

Outreach Sites – Open with limited services
•       Hāna Ed Center: Call (808) 248-7380 or email hanauhmaui@gmail.com
•       Lāhainā Ed Center: Call (808) 662-3911 or email mcc96761@etools24.com
•       Lānaʻi Ed Center: Call (808) 565-7266
•       Molokaʻi Ed Center: Call (808) 553-4490 or https://etools24.com/molokai/.

The Learning Center – Online or in-person by appointment
•       Contact 808.984.3240 or uhmctlc@etools24.com to schedule your exam, tutoring appointment, rent a laptop, or to schedule a seat in the study area or computer lab.
•       All online resources are available from the TLC’s homepage: www.etools24.com/tlc体育网站365 appointment or reserve a place to work.

please do not come to campus, call or email for service.  if you must come to campus we will enforce social distancing and make sure you are illness free.  once the campus closes on wednesday we will continue to deliver services to the best of our ability, but it is likely that not all the services will be available.  you will be notified about these services.

My greatest concern is that some of you will not have access to a computer or  Wi-Fi.   If this applies to you please email me at Lhokoana@etools24.com 体育网站365or call my office at 984-3636, I will do what I can to help.

in compliance with mayor victorino’s order to stay and work from home the college will close starting wednesday and remain closed until april 30 or until further notice.  however, your coursework will be delivered on-line until the end of the semester.

体育网站365maui college is still committed to keeping our staff and students safe and helping you complete the semester successfully.  with your corporation and the support of  the maui college staff  we will accomplish these goals.  please continue to monitor your etools24.com email for updates, follow official coronavirus advisories, and stay healthy.

aloha,

chancellor lui


Saturday, March 21, 2020

体育网站365aloha maui college students,

In preparation for online instruction on Monday, March 23, 2020, here is some important information.  You should have received an email from each instructor with information as to how your class will proceed online.  There are only very few exceptions and you should have been notified by your instructor.  Student support, both online and in person, will be available in the Library, The Learning Center, the Math Lab and Hookahua.  Please
click for schedules.  A limited amount of rental tablets, laptops and other equipment is available at the Library and the  The Learning Center.  Please visit our UHMC Student Support page at http://etools24.com/health-center/coronavirus-update/student-support/ for more details and information.  If you need further assistance or have questions, please call 984-3500 or ask a question online at www.etools24.com.

As reported yesterday the Library and The Learning Center will be open to provide space to study and/or use Wi-Fi and/or a computer.  In order to stop
the spread of the virus I am asking those of you who do not need this support to please not come to campus.  ALL Student Services will be provided via technology – telephone or video chat.

yesterday, president lassner announced that graduation ceremonies will not be held at the end of this semester.  i have not yet decided whether or not we will postpone the graduation to a later date or have a fall graduation in december.  i will consult with our student government and other students before i make a final decision.

All of us at Maui College are committed to keeping our staff and students safe and assisting you to complete the semester successfully.  If you need any assistance please do not hesitate to email me at Lhokoana@etools24.com or via phone at 984-3636.

体育网站365be healthy!

Chancellor Lui


Thursday, March 19, 2020

aloha maui college ohana,

today’s (march 19) update

here are the maui college updates for dealing with the coronavirus crisis.

president lassner announced:

graduation ceremonies will be canceled at all university of hawaii campuses.

libraries at all campuses remain open but are not open to the public.

体育网站365thanked our students and staff for their work during this difficult time.

体育网站365maui college announcements:

beginning on monday, march 23, 2020, the following buildings will be open to students, faculty and staff:  hookipa, library, the learning center and the hale bathroom.  these spaces will be cleaned three times daily using cleaning protocols recommended by the department of health.  please direct bathroom usage for the ma uka campus to the hale bathroom and to the tlc for the ma kai campus.

体育网站365the other buildings on campus will be either closed or have limited access for particular classes. faculty and staff are able to access their offices between the hours of 9am-5pm. please go to our uhmc website for details.

体育网站365the library and learning center will open at 9 am on monday.  these venues will adhere to strict social distancing protocols.  if you do not need to be on campus please do not come to campus, this will help to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

all student services will be offered virtually.  students will not be allowed to access the ho’okipa building they will be asked to call a number and their questions will be answered via telephone or video conferencing.

lastly, i want to also extend my gratitude to our maui college staff.  your instructors have been busily converting course content to on-line content.  our operations team has been planning to implement recommended cleaning protocols, and our support staff has been pitching in wherever necessary.  our staff who will need to provide services in our open buildings are doing their best to cope with the dilemma of providing an essential service and their potential exposure to the virus.  i am committed to their safety so will continue to look at alternatives.  please continue to maintain safe coronavirus practices – social distancing, hand washing, drink lots of water, and keep a positive attitude.

Be Healthy!

体育网站365chancellor lui


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

体育网站365most of our students should have already been contacted by your instructor regarding the delivery of your class.  please check your etools24.com email address for this information.  our instructors were told to notify you by friday.  ninety-three percent of our courses will be delivered via an on- line modality.  while the campus and outreach sites will be open, we are discouraging you from coming to campus unless you have specific business like to attend a class that could not meet on-line, to use the wi-fi or our computer labs.  the only two buildings that will be open will be the library and learning center.  other buildings will restrict access or be closed.  the two open buildings will enforce a strict social distancing protocol (maintaining a distance of 6 ft. between people).  this policy may cause some inconveniences so be patient.  effective immediately the campus will not be open to the public.  building closures, on-line course delivery, and restricting public access are all meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus.  if you do not have to come to campus please do not.

Student Services
体育网站365 All our Student Services will be available.  However, services will be delivered via the telephone or virtually.  We will meet all your needs without having to expose anyone to the virus with face to face meetings.  More information will be provided on Friday about how the college will deliver student services (admissions and records, financial aid, counseling, etc.).

President Lassner announced:
•       On-line delivery of courses will continue until the end of the semester
•       Some UH employees may be allowed to work from home

Other announcements:
•       Maui College Bookstore will have modified hours starting Monday, March 23, it will be open from 10 to 2 pm.
体育网站365 •       All scheduled campus events have been canceled.

That is, it for today.  More tomorrow.  I have worked for the University for over 25 years I have never seen a crisis like this before.   I am doing my
体育网站365 best to share whatever current information is available and know that we are all doing our best to meet these two goals in light of the virus crisis: keep everyone safe and help students finish their courses successfully.  We need your help to meet these goals!

aloha,

chancellor lui


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

aloha maui college ohana,

as of 5:00 pm, march 17 maui college is to remain open.  all employees who are supposed to report to work should do so tomorrow.

体育网站365by now many of you have seen or heard governor ige’s press conference – he announced that the state of hawaii will go to a 15-day shutdown to control the spread of the coronavirus.  he also stated that non-essential workers will not have to report to their state jobs.  a few minutes later he said that the department of education (doe) will remain open, maui college will be treated like the doe and remain open.

starting immediately our administration team will begin having discussions with staff to determine if your work can be done from home.  if it is possible you may volunteer to telework.  administration is working on developing the process to allow telework.  not all folks will be allowed to telework because the college must remain open.  requests to telework will be made through your director/dean/or vc.  final telework approval must be from the vice presidents office.

体育网站365let me reiterate.  tomorrow we are open, all employees who are supposed to report must show up.  if this changes i will notify you via email.  continue to stay healthy by distancing from people, washing your hands, drinking lots of water, and avoiding stress.

Chancellor Lui


March 11, 2020, 18:02 HST

aloha maui college ohana,

I am writing to update you about how Maui College will address the issues that may arise from the Coronavirus outbreak.  Updates about the virus and how it is
impacting the University of Hawaii will be sent via the University of Hawaii President’s office.  In addition, Maui College is posting updates from the University and other state agencies at our Maui College website: http://etools24.com/health-center/coronavirus-update/

The University of Hawaii President’s office meets regularly with the Hawaii Department of Health to monitor the impact of the virus both locally and outside of
Hawaii.  Maui College will follow the recommendations of the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) as the department makes recommendations we will comply.

there are some practical steps that will help keep you virus free: if you are ill please stay home. avoid sick people. practice social distancing and stay 6 feet away from others. wash your hands often. clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If you are ill and cannot attend your class, faculty have been asked to provide you leeway in doing your class work from home.  Faculty or staff members that become ill should stay home, file for sick leave and make arrangements to cover their class.  Denise Cohen, the head of our Health Center, is standing by to assist anyone who may need it.  She can be reached at 808-984-3493 or via email at denisec@etools24.com.

Lastly, please do not get overwhelmed by the social media inundation that everyone is experiencing.  Be assured we are closely monitoring this situation and will
expeditiously implement mandatory advisories as we receive them from the Hawaii Department of Health.

be healthy!

Chancellor Lui

Latest Update: March 25, 2020

aloha maui college staff,

On Wednesday, March 25 the Governors decree to have Hawaii residents stay at
home will go into effect.  The decree stipulates that on-line education and
support of on-line education services may continue to operate during the
shutdown.  All University of Hawaii campuses remain open.  At Maui College
you moved all your courses on-line.  ALL services are being offered
virtually, and the Learning Center is open (by appointment) to serve
students who may need to use a computer, access Wi-Fi, or tutoring.

Starting today many of you will be working from home.  We have asked our
Operation and Maintenance crew to continue on their same schedule until this
Friday.  Starting next week their schedules will be staggered.  Our media
staff will be here to tape courses and post it for student access.  IT will
be on standby to help you with your computer and technology needs.  Faculty
who have asked to use their offices to broadcast their classes will be
allowed to do so.  And Administration will be on campus.  All external doors
will be locked your card key will be able to open the door.  If your card
key cannot open the door, please call Deanna at 984-3607.

If you do not have to be on campus, please consider staying home.  Lastly,
let me apologize for the mixed messages that you may have been getting from
your supervisor, it is my fault.  President Lassner and the system officers
have been making decisions and those decisions are hard to implement because
each campus has its own unique culture. I have tweaked many of the decisions
to fit Maui College.  And the crisis has been evolving quickly, decisions
that are made in the morning change by the afternoon.  If you have
suggestions to improve our communications with the campus, please feel free
to share it with your Dean/Director/VC or send it to me.

I am focused on these two goals during the crisis:  Keeping staff and
students safe and helping our students finish the semester successfully.
You are critical to helping meet these goals.  I am thankful for your hard
work and commitment to our students.  I am humbled by your tenacity,
体育网站365 generosity, and kindness as we face this crisis.

with warm regards,

lui

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The Hā Summit scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4 has been POSTPONED体育网站365 until further notice.

The Board of the Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle met to discuss the current coronavirus issue.  We all were in agreement that for the safety of nā keiki and the community, the 2020 Valley Isle Keiki Fest scheduled for Saturday, April 11 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 
体育网站365 Jan Shishido and Shari Yamamoto, Co-Chairs

Future Farms of America convention that was scheduled for April 1-3 HAS BEEN CANCELED

Maui’s Fair Housing Training scheduled for April 3 HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Maui’s Swap Meet will be CLOSED effective March 16th Until Further Notice

How To Protect Yourself

COVID-19: Simple tips, facts to help stop the spread

students at the university of hawaiʻi at hilo daniel k. inouye college of pharmacy shared facts and simple tips about covid-19 aimed at helping prevent the spread of the virus.

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.In addition, the CDC recommends everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases. These include:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    • Get a flu shot. (While it won’t protect against COVID-19, it may help in diagnosis should you display symptoms.)
    • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
      • While common in many countries, CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Hand Washing

体育网站365if you don’t want to sing happy birthday twice or the abcs, here are a couple of alternative songs to sing while washing your hands:

All Star – Smash Mouth
Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play
Hey now, you’re a rock star, get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
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Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me
(Galileo) Galileo, (Galileo) Galileo, (Galileo) Galileo Figaro magnifico
I’m just a poor boy, nobody loves me

For more songs, click here:

All non-essential travel, including to neighbor islands, should be canceled.

 and .

体育网站365the university utilizes the . please refer to its site for current travel recommendations.

Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel
体育网站365 South Korea (March 4), Italy (March 4), China (March 4), Iran (March 4)

Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions
体育网站365 Japan (March 3)

Most official UH travel to locations at “Alert Level 2” and above in the near future is being cancelled or postponed, and it is recommended that individuals consider the same for personal travel. Determinations of essential travel can be made by chancellors and provosts.

体育网站365the university utilizes the cdc travel recommendations. please refer to its site for current travel recommendations.


COVID-19: Spring break travel update

aloha,

many of our faculty, staff and students are planning to travel during the upcoming spring break. while the university does not set requirements for personal travel, everyone is encouraged to follow the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) covid-19 travel guidelines.

体育网站365everyone should postpone or cancel travel to high-risk (level 3) countries, as designated by the cdc, and consider the same for areas with active community transmission, including within the united states. those with underlying health conditions should consider postponing or canceling any travel.

if you travel to a cdc level 3 travel advisory country (china, iran, south korea and italy), the university will be adhering to recommendations that you for 14 days when you return and that you receive clearance from uh officials before returning to campus.

all uh faculty, students and staff must report travel (personal or work) to a cdc level 3 travel advisory country and receive clearance from:

  • Faculty/employees: Contact your supervisor, who will work with HR.
  • Students: Contact your campus student affairs office and the responsibility for your school assignments needs to be discussed with your faculty/department.

this is a rapidly evolving situation and other countries and areas could be added to the level 3 travel advisory list with little or no notice. as community transmission increases within the u.s., it is also possible that cdc will issue guidance regarding domestic travel. travelers may encounter delays and/or face government-imposed 14-day quarantine upon return. everyone is strongly encouraged to regularly check the and the for the latest information.

to learn more about what you can do to protect yourself from covid-19, .

Please watch for more UH updates on COVID-19 and stay informed through our . If you have any questions, please email: COVID19@etools24.com.

Mahalo,
体育网站365 University of Hawaiʻi

体育网站365for information on the 2019-ncov outbreak, including information for clinicians and public health professionals, visit the following websites.

  • UH COVID-19 Information: 
  • UH News updates: 
    • If you would like to subscribe to UH News, click here: 

The university continues to advise everyone to follow authoritative updates from the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (HDOH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of State for the latest information and recommended actions for protection.

Rumors the shipping service providers are greatly exaggerated

aloha kakou,

体育网站365during events where there’s often uncertainty some people seem to share information whether it’s accurate or it isn’t. today the false or mis-information centered on the interruption of port services by one or all three of the shipping service providers that have a large footprint not only in terms of the service they provide but also in our hearts. we are all one ohana in the islands connected by our beautiful pacific ocean that our service providers traverse to keep us continuously supplied so if one of us is hurt by false information, we are all hurt. this false information not only creates chaos for the service providers but has a cascading effect on others to include vendors who are impacted by panic buying but ultimately it hurts the consumers. those that need supplies are not able to find supplies and these are often the most vulnerable in our communities.

please assist by reviewing the attached messages from matson, pasha and young brothers and help spread the accurate and good information about their commitment and dedication to service, our ohana and our islands.

if you are a retail operation and you observe panic buying please share the attached with your customers.

please help stop the rumors and help our ohana be more pono.

mahalo nui loa for your assistance.

v/r,

Marsha Tamura
Voluntary and Private Sector Liaison
State of Hawaii – Hawaii Emergency Management Agency
3949 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu HI 96816-4495

Matson Statement – Continuity of Service
Pasha Statement – Continuity of Service
Young Brothers Statement – Continuity of Service

  • Hawaiʻi Department of Health (HDOH) Information Page: 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) General Information and Status: 
  • Hawaiʻi Department of Health COVID-19 Joint Information Center updates: 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Information: 
  • U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories (all): 
  • Aloha United Way is also available at 211 in Hawaiʻi, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for information and referral services as indicated on the .

March 04, 2020, 09:54 HST . Public asked to remain calm as County of Maui continues to monitor and address COVID-19

体育网站365county of maui departments and agency partners continue to meet regularly to discuss continuity of operations plans and emergency procedures in response to the coronavirus (renamed covid-19).

“my staff and our county personnel continue to have regular video conference calls with the state department of health, governor’s office and emergency management agencies for status updates and to discuss emergency operations,” mayor michael victorino said. “we have no indication that shipments of supplies are being impacted by the coronavirus, so we are urging the public to not hoard supplies and remain calm. residents and visitors are asked to have enough supplies in case they become sick and need to stay home.”

体育网站365additional sanitation supplies have been ordered for all floors of the county building and posters with health safety guidance are being posted on the walls and inside the elevators.

体育网站365this is a rapidly evolving situation and the state doh has taken the lead on providing daily updates to the public on covid-19. to subscribe for email updates, visit .

list of steps residents and visitors can take to help prevent respiratory illness, including the coronavirus, during this flu season:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • A mask can be effective if you are ill and can prevent the spread of your illness. A mask is not effective to wear when you are well and want to protect yourself from someone who is ill.

体育网站365travelers are asked to review any travel advisories and alerts for their destination(s) at. the state department and the centers for disease control and prevention provide specific advice to travelers on its websites.

for more information on how residents can prepare their home, please visit.

a family plan worksheet can be downloaded from:.

for a comprehensive list of specific measure you can take, visit: .

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808.270.7208 | Christopher.Sugidono@co.maui.hi.us

Thank you for your time and attention,
University of Hawaiʻi

March 13, 2020, 13:44 HST

Hawai‘i Department of Health issues spring break guidelines for families to take action against COVID-19

体育网站365honolulu — with thousands of students off from school for spring break beginning next week, the hawai‘i department of health is issuing guidelines families can follow to protect themselves against covid-19 infection. family members who are especially vulnerable include those who are 60 years and older, have a compromised immune system, or have existing health conditions such as diabetes, lung disease or a heart condition.

“we know that traditionally spring break is a time when families go on trips or spend more time at the malls, theaters, restaurants, and other places where the public gathers,” said bruce anderson, director of the hawai‘i department of health. “we are urging families to be circumspect and exercise extra precautions to minimize the risks of covid-19 transmission.”

New website to go live next week
体育网站365The Hawai‘i Department of Health, in collaboration with other state agencies, is also developing guidelines for schools and for businesses and nonprofit organizations that are planning large-scale public events. These guidelines will be posted on a new, user-friendly website dedicated to providing easy access to COVID-19 facts and figures and timely updates.

体育网站365with an average of more than 7,000 page views of the department of health’s covid-19 related webpages and more than 350,000 website visits since jan. 20, the new separate website, scheduled to go live next week, will be easier to easy to navigate for the public.

Preventive measures

the hawai‘i department of health has issued the following spring break guidelines to manage the spread of covid-19 in communities across the state:

  • Consider avoiding crowded or congested areas, including large public gatherings such as concerts, sporting events, conventions, religious gathers and other community events (the Hawai‘i Department of Health defines “large” gatherings as 100 people or more and allows for social distancing of people being six feet apart);
  • Avoid non-essential travel to COVID-19 high-risk destinations;
  • If you or a family member is sick, remain home except to receive medical help; and
  • Avoid those who are sick and have flu-like symptoms such as coughing, fever, and shortness of breath.

 

Minimizing risks
“While we do not want to limit family activities or recommend cancelling their plans for spring break, we are urging families to take steps to minimize their risk of infection,” Anderson said. “Many of these guidelines are the same messages that we have been issuing since the COVID-19 outbreak, but have heightened relevance during the spring break because the potential for person-to-person transmission with an infected person exponentially increases and this could lead to additional cases of COVID-19 infection in our state.”

体育网站365if families are planning to go to the malls, movies and other locations, they should implement safe hygiene practices.

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash;
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing their nose, coughing or sneezing;
  • Avoid touching high-contact public surfaces such as phones, doors, tables, keys, bags and lights;
  • Use alcohol-based hand-sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol; and
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects on a routine basis.

Social distancing

“here in the islands, we value a culture of aloha that is expressed with hugging and kissing,” anderson said, “but we would like families to consider practicing ‘social distancing,’ which recommends staying at least six feet—a distance of two arms-length—between people.”

体育网站365these new practices may seem odd at first, but are effective in promoting health and wellness.

  • Forgo hugging and kissing as greetings or farewells;
  • Present a lei without a hug or kiss; and
  • Handshakes are acceptable but remember to wash your hands,

 

Scheduled trips

the centers for disease control and prevention and hawai‘i department of health also have specific guidelines for families who choose to travel outside the state for spring break:

  • When returning home to Hawai‘i, the Hawai‘i Department of Health recommends family members monitor their health for a 14-day period from the time you left the area with widespread, ongoing community spread;
  • If anyone in the family who went on the trip develops symptoms of a serious, sudden respiratory illness that includes a combination of fever, cough and shortness of breath, have mild symptoms (e.g., no fever but cough), are 60 years or older, or have underlying medical conditions, contact a healthcare provider before going to a medical facility; and
  • Specific guidelines on travel are available at: 

Flu shots

a flu shot is another valuable tool to prevent and effectively manage covid-19. although the flu shot does not protect against covid-19, it will reduce the number of flu cases. this helps to reduce anxiety and frees up healthcare professionals to focus on people affected by covid-19.


March 02, 2020, 13:52 HST . COVID-19 Information for Schools and Universities

the centers for disease control and prevention have issued interim guidance for administrators of us institutions of higher education (ihe) to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19): 

体育网站365in addition, guidance for student foreign travel for institutions of higher education state that given the global outbreak of covid-19, ihes should consider postponing or canceling student foreign exchange programs: 

sincerely,

体育网站365marcia m. nagao, immunization branch


February 24, 2020, 13:26 HST . COVID-19 Information for Schools and Universities

dear school and university representatives:

the coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) information for schools and universities has been updated on the hawaii department of health website as of february 24, 2020:  

the changes are as follows:

  1. Name change from “2019 Novel Coronavirus” to “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  2. In addition to the U.S. Department of State’s Level 4 Travel Advisory to not travel to the People’s Republic of China, students, faculty, and staff should reconsider travel to any area where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recognized ongoing community transmission of COVID-19.  Persons who are planning to travel should stay up to date with information related to COVID-19 by visiting the following websites:
    1. S. Department of State Travel Advisories:
    2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel: 
    3. CDC’s Travel:  Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

Sincerely,
体育网站365 Marcia M. Nagao, HDOH, Immunization Branch


February 18, 2020, 11:01 HST . Update from Hawaiʻi Department of Health

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) is continuing to actively gather facts and interview individuals based on limited information about a husband and wife who travelled together from Japan to Hawaiʻi and after returning home to Japan, tested positive for COVID-19. DOH immediately began an investigation to identify possible close contacts and determine health risk.

To date, no individuals with prolonged close contact have been identified in Hawaiʻi. Casual contacts who are not at risk have been interviewed and are not in need of monitoring based on current federal guidelines. All persons identified are either low or no risk, and no one is required to be monitored under public health supervision related to this situation. Work to track possible close contacts is ongoing, and DOH is working closely with state, federal, and international partners.

Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 identified in Hawaiʻi. DOH is actively preparing for possible cases and working with state, county, and federal partners including the medical community and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The following summary as of Feb. 18 shows the number of individuals being monitored or under quarantine because of their recent travel to China. These individuals were identified through screening by federal officials at the Daniel K. International Airport.

COVID-19 Summary of Numbers as of Feb. 18, 2020
(updated as new information becomes available)

Number of Confirmed Case(s) 0
Number of Persons Under Investigation (current, testing pending) 0
Number of Persons Under Investigation (closed, testing negative)v 0
Number of Persons Self-Monitoring 42

Confirmed: Meets CDC体育网站365 criteria and positive test result received from a certified laboratory.

Person Under Investigation (PUI): Meets CDC体育网站365 criteria for investigation and testing pending.

Quarantine: Individuals are required to remain in a designated location and separated from others. They are actively monitored by Department of Health staff. Quarantine is enforceable by law.

Monitoring: Individuals voluntarily remain at home and refrain from work, school, gathering places, and public transit. They communicate daily with Department of Health staff.

Janice Okubo
Hawaiʻi Department of Health
Communications Office

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