Dear Kapi‘olani community,
Pres. Lassner’s early morning message has triggered a number of questions. I understand that you may be anxious and have questions of your own. Please know that your health and safety are my primary concerns and I want to allay all questions by providing as much up to date information as possible.
The administrative team has met this morning to develop an immediate response to Pres. Lassner’s announcement. The administrators will be reaching out to their department chairs and unit heads to determine the immediate actions necessary to prepare our faculty, staff and students for what is a challenging situation. Please direct your questions and concerns to your program administrator.
I want to assure you that the campus is open and operational and will remain open and operational as we move forward. Classes will continue, but adjustments will be made. Academic and technical support will be made available to instructors and counselors over Spring Break. Details will be shared by iVCAA Bautista and VCSA Keopuhiwa.
Pres. Lassner is holding a press conference at 1:30 pm today. Information on the livestream link is forthcoming from the UH system. We will all know more details then. This situation is fluid and ever-changing. The administrative team will be meeting again later today and every day going forward to address issues as they come up and to keep you apprised of developments.
In the meantime, be aware of how to keep yourself safe from getting or spreading the virus: wash your hands frequently, wipe down surfaces in your work area, and avoid touching your face, eyes, and nose.
Let us work together to overcome this challenge and come out stronger than ever before.
Please check the UH COVID-19 resource page for key information as it develops.
Chancellor Louise Pagotto