Chancellor's Message to the Community

Dr. Joseph Daisy

August 7, 2020

Aloha KCC ʻOhana,

Mahalo to all of you for your continued efforts to support our students, our community and each other.

We continue to work together to prepare for the fall semester. I want to express my thanks to the “Comeback Committee” for their thoughtful deliberation, participation and contribution to the development of our campus’ plan to return for the fall semester.

We hope to have the Kauaʻi CC Guidelines for Campus Reopening and Procedures plan posted on our webpage by Friday August 7, 2020. Contained in the plan will be links to other resources including but not limited to the UH COVID-19 Guidelines (INTERIM), Revised July 31, 2020, and current CDC Guidelines.

The intent of the plan is to help guide us as we return. The plan will not address every scenario, but it gives us a clear way forward. As we have observed, circumstances are changing daily and we are positioned to respond.

Additionally, as many of us understand, a UHCC student returning to Oʻahu and Kauaʻi specifically, may be eligible for Modified Quarantine if they meet certain criteria. A separate communication and plan has been developed for those students, and we hope to have that posted and available on our webpage soon. Until then, if you are interested in learning more about it, please go to the UH Mānoa website as they have published it for students attending UH Mānoa.

Also, please be reminded of our next All Campus meeting via ZOOM scheduled for Tuesday August 11, 2020 at 1:00pm, and another on Thursday August 13, 2020 at 3pm. A reminder with the ZOOM will be sent prior to those dates. 

Welcome Back Week (August 17-20, Friday August 21 is Statehood Day) will begin via ZOOM, with convocation on Monday August, 17 at 8am-12pm. The schedule with links to the different ZOOM meetings will be posted Friday August 7, 2020. Once we are back, we will, together continue our thoughtful, yet difficult conversations about the impact on our college by this pandemic, and how we will respond to address the extraordinary challenges we will face.

E mālama pono