The University of Hawaiʻi plans to resume in-person classes on all 10 campuses beginning August 24, 2020, as scheduled. UH will deploy a COVID19-aware safe approach to providing high-quality education throughout the state for new and returning students.
Plans for necessary changes to follow social distancing and hygienic practices across UH campuses has begun. Campuses are preparing to further use of online resources and some classes shifting to hybrid modes with a mix of on-campus and online instruction.
Campuses will make any necessary physical reconfiguration of classrooms, labs, common areas and workspaces to support safe distances between people. Provisions and instructions will be provided to enable regular hand cleansing and hygiene. And UH will support protocols for testing, contact tracing and quarantine as needed, in collaboration with public health officials.
Student residence hall capacity will be available at UH Mānoa and UH Hilo for those students who need a place to live. Isolation and social distancing measures will be prepared consistent with applicable public health guidance.
While planning for modified on-campus education in the fall, UH will prepare for the possibility of another COVID-19 outbreak that may require to return to fully online instruction.
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By Allan Salvador
Ka Lā staff writer