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UWOFA calls on Western to adhere to Step 3 regulations in the interest of public safety

August 31st, 2021



(London, Ont.) – As the Delta variant surges and thousands of students, staff, and faculty prepare to return to campus, UWOFA calls on Western to take the following steps in order to ensure the health and safety of the Western community.

1) Rigorously adhere to Ontario’s Step 3 regulations for indoor capacity and physical distance limitations.

2) Delay in-person learning for courses which cannot comply with Step 3 regulations to October 12 when Western’s vaccine mandate comes into full force.

3) Develop robust measures to ensure that only those who comply with Western’s COVID-19 vaccination policy are permitted inside buildings.

4) Provide more transparency to the Western community about ventilation enhancements and mask enforcement policies.

“UWOFA continues to advocate for a safe return to campus for its members and the entire Western community,” said Nigmendra Narain, UWOFA president.

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario in London.

Vanessa Frank, Communications Officer