As a public service, I offer the following annotated version of the latest administration communication. Annotations in italics.
Date: August 7, 2020 at 4:38:01 PM EDT
Subject: COVID-19: Sign the Community Commitment today
As we continue our work to safely resume in-person learning this fall, we need your help to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we can kill fewer people. While there is immense self-responsibility to navigate these next 13 weeks and into the spring semester and kill fewer people, this global pandemic is not forever. It is our collective response today that impacts not just ourselves, but one another.
Every day, we are learning more about this virus and how to kill fewer people. By following the science, in concert with guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health, we already know that we can take actions that make a difference, including completing self-administered wellness checks, practicing physical distancing, washing and sanitizing your hands, wearing a face covering and constantly being mindful of how to support one another during these challenging times while hoping to kill fewer people.
As a public university for the public good, it’s on us to work together, prioritizing health and safety and trying to kill fewer people. We are counting on you to be focused and diligent and to help us kill fewer people.
With the input from students, faculty and staff, we have crafted a Community Commitment that provides shared expectations, and we are asking each member of the University to sign on and try real hard to kill fewer people.
Sign the Community Commitment so together we can kill fewer people.
Our campuses will look and feel differently this fall because we will be busy trying to kill fewer people. However, we are confident that BGSU will be even stronger on the other side of this crisis and will actually manage to kill fewer people than those other bums.