URGE calls on Colleges and Universities to Close Campuses in Wake of COVID-19 Concerns

Many local, state, and federal government responses to COVID-19 have utterly failed to keep the majority of people in the country safe from the virus. Spearheaded by URGE, 329 individuals and nearly 30 local, state, and national organizations write to demand that colleges and universities immediately close all on-campus classes, buildings, and facilities until it is safe for all students to re-enter. We can’t allow higher education to get added to the list of institutions that fail marginalized people during this pandemic.



September 14, 2020