People’s COVID-19 Briefing

On October 5, 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, the CFA, GEO, and NTFC hosted a panel discussion with instructors teaching on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Below you will find a recording of the event, links to the email template you can use to share your frustration with the UIUC administration, articles published by media in attendance, and text transcripts of both the meeting audio and the accompanying Zoom chat.

Media Response

One of the most common sentiments shared at Tuesday’s meeting: hoping the university avoids a “victory lap” mentality.

Ethan Simmons, “Coronavirus response | UI instructor unions say their classrooms should be safer,” News Gazette

With a higher risk of breakthrough infection, the rise of the Delta variant has heightened concern and confusion among faculty over what they should do when a student tests positive for COVID-19 or comes in close contact with someone who has.

Willie Cui, “Faculty express concern about classroom COVID-19 transmission despite UI assurances,” The Daily Illini

Email Template

Any media inquires about this event should be directed to

Published by CFA

The Campus Faculty Association (CFA) is an advocacy organization for faculty and other campus workers committed to shared governance, academic freedom, and a strong faculty voice on campus.

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