Urge Your Legislators to Support MTA-Backed Bill to Ensure Safe and Healthy Public Higher Education Campuses!
The MTA is supporting legislation to help ensure the health and safety of the Commonwealth’s public higher education students, educators and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we need your help to secure legislative co-sponsors.
The bill, An Act to ensure safe and healthy public higher education campuses, was filed by Senator Adam Gomez (D-Springfield) and Representative Liz Miranda (D-Boston). It would establish new state ventilation requirements that current and future public higher education campus facilities must meet under both normal and pandemic conditions. This legislation would also require the state to ensure the operation of weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing programs for staff and students on campuses at no cost to the institutions and direct the state to ensure that all staff and students have access to personal protective equipment. It would also require the establishment of health and safety committees on every public higher education campus. To learn more about this legislation, please click here.
Please email your legislators right away and urge them to support and co-sponsor the MTA-backed bill to ensure safe and healthy public higher education campuses! Please also consider calling your legislators to follow up on your email. You can find your legislators’ phone numbers by clicking here.