MOU reached on effects of new SMCCCD masking framework
AFT and the SMCCCD held negotiations on June 13th and 14th and were able to arrive at a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the effects of SMCCCD’s new indoor masking framework. The MOU will cover Summer 2022 only. It guarantees access to the accommodations process for faculty who may need accommodation due to the relaxation of masking requirements, either because of their own health considerations or because they live with someone who is immunocompromised or at higher risk of complications from Covid. The MOU also stipulates that the District will continue providing N95s as well as surgical masks.
AFT had wanted a wider-ranging MOU that considers the potential effects of the new masking framework on enrollments, as well as doing more to address the impacts of the new framework on faculty.