The number of COVID-19 cases in California is surging and CSU campuses are not immune. This past week, employees received the following emergency notice from one CSU campus: 'We are writing to share with you news that two members of our campus community – two employees who were working on campus – have tested positive for COVID-19. One individual was last on campus on July 16 and the other individual on July 17. Both are in self-isolation following public health protocols, as are people with whom they have had close personal contact. We are not able to release the names of these individuals or provide any identifying information out of concern for their rights to privacy.' There is no doubt these notices will increase in frequency. CSUEU is very concerned with the current planning and we are recommending certain changes in the repopulation plans through bargaining: * Strict testing on multiple levels, including employee self-checks before arrival, employer checks upon arrival, and use of both temperature and symptom screening. * Better information on exposure, including locations and times to make sure no one is accidentally left out of contact tracing. * Effective leave policies to encourage isolation and not circumvention of testing because of pay docks. * Supervision of safety measures by Student Health Services, Environmental Health & Safety, Risk management experts. * Oversight of the entire repopulation program by those experts plus a labor-management committee with the authority to conduct safety audits. * A trigger point for the number of cases or breakdown of safety measures that would dictate resumed stay-away-from-campus orders. Without these checks and balances, the Union believes the repopulation program will lapse into weakly enforced voluntary measures and inexpert decisions that expose staff, students, and faculty alike. Unprecedented dangers require unprecedented cooperation. Watching these early alerts should be sobering warning of what campus repopulation can bring in larger numbers. Some health experts fear that college campuses will become the next hotspots for the spread of COVID-19. We have to prevent that with strict and thorough protocols rigorously enforced and overseen by the campus health experts and leaders of staff, faculty, and students. CSUEU will be presenting our systemwide 13-point plan for campus repopulation next week as we negotiate throughout August at CSU campuses. We need the support of all members of the campus community to support safe repopulation.