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Departmental COVID Statement from the UI English Department

Sep 08, 2021

The faculty of the English Department supports the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which states clearly that both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals should wear a mask in areas of high covid transmission. We also support the Mayor of Iowa City’s mask mandate, which instructs individuals within Iowa City to abide by that guidance at the current time. A university that teaches critical thinking and promotes the advancement of scientific knowledge as part of its core mission has an obligation to its students, staff, and faculty to follow public health guidelines that offer a safe, equitable and collegial learning environment.