A SAFE RETURN TO CAMPUS DURING COVID-19
A healthy and safe working environment is a right and not a privilege. Here are some of the ways that the PSC Environmental Health and Safety Watchdogs can help you and others in your chapter:
- PSC Standards for Safe Opening at CUNY
- CUNY: Fall 2020 campus reopening plans
- State-mandated health and safety precautions (Scroll down to higher education)
- January 9 Update on Availability of Vaccines
PSC staff and officers have been working remotely since March 2020 to help slow the spread of the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19 and safeguard the health of our employees and members. The office at 61 Broadway will be closed until public health experts indicate a reduced need for social distancing measures. But we are here for you! Help us direct your inquiries to the right department by submitting them here on the Contact Us form.
Summer Safe Reopening Campaign
This summer, PSC leaders and members are organizing to ensure a safe, gradual reopening of campus facilities. It is CUNY’s job to provide a safe workplace and it is the union’s job to hold CUNY accountable. Over the past several months, we have developed our capacity to do just that, negotiating pre-occupancy walkthroughs and a remote work agreement, training our colleagues, and formulating safety standards in consultation with experts among our members. This is a key moment for all of us to engage with the union’s safe reopening campaign at your college. Only when we feel secure about our working conditions can we get back to meeting the needs of our amazing students in person. Learn more about the campaign.
CUNY has lost more faculty and staff in the pandemic than any other university in the U.S. Most of those lost have been PSC members. Visit the In Memoriam page, which lists the names of those members known to have died due to the coronavirus.