With record high numbers of Covid cases in our state and across the nation and breakthrough cases in Oregon at 14% (of known cases), PSU needs to take urgent action to ensure the health and safety of not only our PSU faculty, staff, and students, but also the city and state-wide community (see Oregon, once a virus success story, struggles with surge).
We believe that remaining remote for the foreseeable future would drastically reduce the chance of a major outbreak on campus (which has already happened at other institutions). Returning to in-person would have ripple effects throughout the community, and would drastically contribute to the life-threatening pandemic that rages across the globe.
Tell Percy, the Board of Trustees and Provost Jeffords we request urgent action now to protect our students, staff, and faculty!
Please read and sign our full petition here!
Portland State University American Association of University Professors (PSU-AAUP)
Graduate Employees Union of Portland State University (GEU of PSU, AFT/AAUP)
Portland State University Faculty Association (PSUFA)
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 89