Utah Valley University censured by teachers over ‘mismanagement of COVID-19′

The group calls the university’s protocols “merely weak, unenforceable recommendations.”

(Gabriel Mayberry | UVU via FOX 13) Utah Valley University administration has been accused of mismanaging its COVID-19 protections.

Orem, Utah • Two teachers groups at Utah Valley University have written a letter of censure to the school’s administration regarding its handling of COVID-19.

The American Federation of Teachers and the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors directed the censure to President Astrid Tuminez and other administrators “for countenancing unsafe and unhealthy conditions in work and learning spaces shared by students, staff and faculty.”

The groups say the university’s COVID-19 protocols are “merely weak, unenforceable recommendations that seem tailored to accommodate non-masking and unvaccinated individuals.”

To read more about the letter, visit FOX 13.

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