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UH-MC outlines on-campus protocols

Temperature checks, distancing, face masks are all part of the process

With UH-Maui College set to begin the fall semester Aug. 24, the college said that it will be doing temperature checks of students and faculty, sanitizing and ultraviolet cleaning and enforcing social distancing.

The college has said that the majority of its classes will be online but some courses will have on-campus sessions.

Those on campus will have a student mobile app that uses QR codes for contact tracing and tracking movement around the college. The app also tells students and staff where to check in and out of buildings and classrooms, the college said in a news release Wednesday.

Face masks are required at all times while on campus.

The college will be offering free COVID-19 testing for faculty and students.

The guidance of Denise Cohen, professor of nursing and head of the campus health center, has been helpful to college administrators. Her doctorate in nursing with an emphasis on pandemic response in health care institutions has helped the college maintain and enhance proper procedures to prepare for the fall semester, the news release said.

“Having worked through the SARS epidemic in 2002 and the H1N1 pandemic of 2009, Dr. Cohen’s experience is a valuable asset to UH-MC during this trying time,” the news release said.

For more information and support, visit maui.hawaii.edu. For college students who are choosing to stay on Maui during this time, online and prerequisite classes are available. Call 984-3700 for more information and to apply for the fall semester by Monday.

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