UPDATE: UH President David Lassner sent the following in an email Thursday afternoon, regarding the positive COVID-19 case at UHMC: “The [case] involves an employee at UH Maui College. The last time the individual was on campus was for a brief time on March 30 to pick up personal items. The employee practiced safe social distancing with the handful of employees that they came into contact with and did not come into contact with students. The last time the individual was on campus before March 30 was on March 19, the week of spring break, when classes were out.”
A University of Hawaii Maui College employee tested positive for COVID-19, UHMC chancellor Lui Hokoana announced Thursday, April 2 in an email to college staff and students.
“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,” Hokoana wrote. “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 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,” he added. “If you do not have to come to campus, please do not and observe the stay at home and/or work from home mandate.”
UH campuses closed to the public on March 20, according to a statement from the University system. The campus was still open to students and employees. On March 25, “most” of the UHMC staff began working from home, but access to The Learning Center for services like computer access, wi-fi, and tutoring remained open by appointment, according to UHMC’s latest web update on the campus’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential workers continue to work at the campus.
There were 2,992 students enrolled at UHMC in Fall 2019.
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