Eastern Michigan University encourages community to “Take the Pledge. Stop the Spread.” to help prevent COVID-19

With already nearly 780 signatures, the #EMUSafe Pledge asks for active participation by all members of the EMU community to take actions to proactively prevent the spread of COVID-19

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YPSILANTI – As part of Eastern Michigan University’s #EMUSafe initiative, the University is asking its community to “Take the Pledge. Stop the Spread.” The pledge is a personal commitment to respect others and support the health and well-being of the entire Eastern Michigan University community.

“Take the Pledge. Stop the Spread.” encourages the Eastern Michigan community to recognize that everyone plays a role in the fight against COVID-19.

The pledge has already garnered 779 signatures as of Wednesday, August 19.

“While the start of the fall semester is a familiar one, it is critical to remember that just because we’re returning to some in-person classes, that does not mean the COVID-19 pandemic is over,” said EMU Student Body President, Ethan Smith. “As by far the largest population on campus, we as students have a unique and serious responsibility to reduce the spread of COVID-19. I hope you’ll join me in taking the EMUSAFE Pledge to honor that responsibility.”

Commitments outlined in the Pledge include:

  • Leave six feet between yourself and others.
  • Wear a face covering over both nose and mouth whenever on campus.
  • Practice frequent and thorough handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
  • Avoid large social gatherings and parties.
  • Help fellow Eagles to follow public health guidelines, too.

To learn more about the Eastern Michigan University’s safety efforts, visit the Safe Return-to-Campus Plan.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

August 19, 2020

Written by:
Morgan Mark

Morgan Mark