UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin is back in her campus office after 14-day self quarantine

Throughout the 14 days, Chancellor Irwin carried on with campus business via telemeetings and other digital communication, which will continue as long as the state’s stay-at-home order is in place and the UH System is practicing social distancing.

By Susan Enright

Desk with laptop and coffee cup.
Chancellor Bonnie Irwin’s home office, ready for telework on the first day of her self-quarantine, March 20, 2020. Via Twitter.

Bonnie D. Irwin, chancellor at the Universty of Hawai‘i at Hilo, is back in her campus office today after a 14-day self-quarantine. Chancellor Irwin went into quarantine at her Hilo home after returning from a four-day trip to California over spring break to care for her mother who was recovering from surgery. The chancellor developed no symptoms of the coronavirus during her days at home.

Chancellor Irwin tweeted this morning, “Off quarantine, Day 1! In my office @UHHilo. Mahalos to our staff who continue to work on campus because they need to. Everyone else: Please. Stay. Home.”

Throughout the 14 days, Chancellor Irwin carried on with campus business via telemeetings and other digital communication, which will continue as long as the state’s stay-at-home order is in place and the UH System is practicing social distancing.

The campus is open only to employees and students. Beginning April 1, the Chancellor’s Office (in the Administration Building) has reduced service hours, similar to other offices that have remained open on campus, 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m. Also similar to other offices on campus, the building is locked but visitors can knock at the main entrance, at which time staff inside unlocks the door to assist. All mail drop off and pick-up is centralized at the UH Hilo Mail Room.

Stay up to date with Chancellor Irwin’s messages and updates about the coronavirus response at UH Hilo on the Chancellor’s Blog: Messages from UH Hilo Chancellor Irwin on COVID-19.

UH System and other leadership messages: UH System COVID-19 Information.

 

Story by Susan Enright, a public information specialist for the Office of the Chancellor and editor of UH Hilo Stories.