‘Endangering all our lives’: YSU faculty union claims COVID-19 precautions aren’t being followed

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – “You’re endangering all our lives”: that’s the message Youngstown State’s faculty union is sending to the university.

The faculty union is claiming the school is not implementing the COVID-19 measures they promised.

In a release Monday, the union claimed contact tracing system is ineffective. Students are not told when a classmate tests positive.

The release also claimed the following:

  • There is no social distancing in classes
  • The filtration systems have not been updated
  • Off-campus testing is only self reporting

The union says they want daily COVID-19 communications and weekly case reports.

It wants a vaccine mandate by December 1 for all students and staff.

They also want N-95 masks given out and to replace the current environmental health and safety director.

The university’s administration responded with this statement:

“Youngstown State University has been and will continue to implement evidence-based protocols to monitor and suppress coronavirus…We have worked directly with local and state public health officials…and have consistently reviewed and updated protocols as needed.”

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