Eau Claire, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX)-With the threat of COVID-19 still affecting how schools are planning to operate UW-Eau Claire is asking students to take a pledge to help keep everyone safe. The Fly Right Pledge is a pledge to protect oneself, others and the Blugold community.
“The pledge aims to allow the university to remain open through the fall semester. There is some pushback on the plan the majority of students, faculty, and staff have shown support. Warren Anderson, Vice Chancellor said.
Equity, diversity and inclusion and student affairs, “Since the pledge was announced, we’ve had just under 3,000 students sign it and send it back. That is in less than a week, so we are confident that by the time students return in a couple of weeks, we will have the vast majority of our students signing that pledge to do what they have to do to keep our community safe.” Said Anderson.
“The pledge is not a liability waiver, but all students are required to sign it by the third day of class.” Said Anderson.