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UH president David Lassner announced on Mar. 12 that all classes will be moved online after spring break due to growing concerns over COVID-19.

Below are UH community responses to the announcement, submitted via an Instagram Question on our IG story. The question was posted at approximately 11 a.m. on Mar. 12.

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"As an instructor, should have happened earlier - but glad it's happening now." - katiemcaldwell 

"I'm worried about commencement." - missterrabella

"Shooketh." -big_al_geo

"I'm concerned about how long this will be and how SPR 2020 grads with graduate" - uhmanoa_nscs

"Kinda late for this don't yah think. Wonder if this was a political thing for taking so long" - longroaddt

"Are people going to have to move out of the dorms?" - alii.merkii

"Smart move." - jenmom3

"That's good for everyone's safety." - nzeto15

"Smart move" - noebelle13

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