Columbia Faculty Move Classes Outdoors Amid COVID-19 Safety Dispute

Part-time faculty members are pushing for portable air purifiers, a “robust” testing plan and air quality checks.

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Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago Creative Commons

Columbia Faculty Move Classes Outdoors Amid COVID-19 Safety Dispute

Part-time faculty members are pushing for portable air purifiers, a “robust” testing plan and air quality checks.

Columbia College faculty are teaching outdoor classes at nearby Grant Park as negotiations over COVID-19 protections continue.

Reset checks in with union president Diana Vallera for the latest on classroom safety discussions with school officials.

GUEST: Diana Vallera, union president at Columbia Faculty Association Local 6602; adjunct faculty member in the school’s photography department