Campus Preparation Underway at University of Hawaiʻi Maui College

August 7, 2020, 4:32 PM HST · Updated August 7, 4:32 PM
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University of Hawaii Maui College campus. Courtesy of UHMC.

Administrators at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College continue to prepare the campus for student arrival on Aug. 24, 2020.

Due to COVID-19, administrators say the college is carefully following all guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and faculty.  This includes temperature checks, sanitizing and disinfecting stations around campus, enforcing proper distancing throughout and UV cleaning.

The University of Hawaiʻi Maui College also has a student mobile app that utilizes QR codes for contact tracing.  With the app, students and faculty can check in and out of buildings and classrooms, effectively tracking their movement throughout campus.

The college will also be offering free testing for faculty and students.

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With a Ph.D. in nursing and an emphasis on pandemic response in healthcare institutions, Dr. Denise Cohen, Professor of Nursing and Head of the Campus Health Center has helped UHMC maintain and enhance proper procedures to prepare for the Fall semester.

Students and families seeking more information and support can visit the UHMC website maui.hawaii.edu to view and get updates on UHMC Covid-19 health information.

For college students who are choosing to stay on Maui during this time, online and prerequisite classes are available. Call (808) 984-3700 for more information.  Those interested in applying for the Fall 2020 semester should do so by Aug. 10.

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