Professor of Communication Randy Hirokawa: It is important that we are mindful of whose opinions and beliefs we trust, and what the basis of their opinions and beliefs are.
“So, day to day life for me is a little different than how it would be in the United States.” —Sienna Wareham, on life in South Korea during the coronavirus pandemic.
In response to recent stay-at-home orders, observatories are now limiting scientific operations on Maunakea and at base facilities, but ramping up virtual outreach to community.
Dean of the College of Agriculture Bruce Mathews: On the forefront of current local agriculture discussions is good hygiene and food safety practices, allowing employees who feel sick to stay home without fear of losing their job, and being aware of the risks of COVID-19 to older farmers.
Most classes at UH Hilo move online today through the end of the term in response to the coronavirus. Some classes have components which cannot be conducted online and will meet in person.
Prof. of Psychology Bryan Kim: If social distancing and home quarantine are practiced during the COVID-19 health crisis, the number of people needing critical care will decrease significantly. And there are ways for improving behavioral and mental health as we all cope.
UH employees are encouraged to review two new documents (being implemented while under review by the union) and talk to their supervisor and administrators about working from home.
The newly established working group is identifying additional resources and best practices on how to teach students remotely during the COVID-19 health crisis.