Aug. 12, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Today, we are one week out from Convocation. I need each of you to do your part to support the campus safety plan that we have been working on diligently for months, in preparation for our reintegration of the campus community next week.

We have built systems and structures for each of the protective factors listed below to mitigate risk, but the foundation of the entire plan is evidence of our campus’s high vaccination rate.

Upload your documentation of vaccination or your approved exemption today (scroll to find links specific to your union or other employee affiliation status).

Saying we are vaccinated is not enough. We need you to upload your documentation of being fully vaccinated, or to submit your request for medical/religious exemption – and if you have already done so, we need you to connect with colleagues in your programs, offices, and unions and encourage the same.

Safety protocols include:

Let’s make “Have you uploaded your vaccine status?” the common question we ask ourselves and each other the rest of this week.

Thank you for doing your part to help ensure our safe return. Please note that additional updates will be provided early next week so please make sure to review your emails often.

Richard Yao, Ph.D.
Interim President

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