From the Chairs, 19 July, 2021

Dear John Jay Colleagues,

Management is having a zoom forum about our ”Return to Campus” today at 1 pm. We think it is important that it answer your workplace safety questions in the continuing pandemic. Register here. Send them your questions in advance if you like.

We should expect to hear whether John Jay is going to be more protective than CUNY’s July 1-posted guidelines. Those are here.

If you have specific workplace concerns that do not get addressed at today’s forum, tell them to our PSC John Jay Health & Safety Watchdogs. Look after 2:30pm at our PSC @ John Jay College Commons webpage for a link to a googleform designed to receive any specific workplace concerns.


Our trained chapter representatives will walk through our buildings in three careful visits. We hope management will put them in the calendar today. We will inspect ventilation, physical improvements, support for distancing and other protections. A 50% return of on-campus staff and faculty is scheduled for August 2, but we must have convincing walk-throughs in all those workspaces first. Timing has become urgent.

Please help us help you by communicating your specific concerns at today’s forum and to the chapter watchdogs.

In vigilance and anticipation,

Co-chairs Zabby Hovey & John Pittman
jjaypsc [AT] gmail {DOT} com