Why make the E-pivot pledge?

COGS/UE Local 896 calls on all instructors at the University of Iowa to voluntarily move their classes online for at least the first two weeks of the semester. This e-pivot guarantees that our entire campus has ample time to get vaccinated/boosted, complete re-entry testing, and quarantine if needed before returning to in-person activities safely. By signing this pledge committing to an e-pivot, you are doing your part as a member of the campus community to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in the coming weeks. Remember, the University only works because we do!
Because highly infectious variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have changed the conditions in which we live and work through the pandemic, 

Because our nation, state, and county public health services are already overwhelmed with the precipitous rise in cases, 

Because of my concern for my safety and for the safety of my students,

Because the Iowa Board of Regents and the University of Iowa have failed to take reasonable action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus, 

And because I value my autonomy as an instructor to make the best decisions for my family, myself, and my students, 

I pledge to move my courses entirely online to begin the Spring 2022 Semester.

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* 3. What is your role on campus?

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