Planning for possible disruptions on Monday

To: Managers, Supervisors, Department Chairs, and Department Managers

From: Lori Kletzer Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

A flyer calling for a systemwide shutdown of campuses on Monday, Nov. 21 has been shared on social media. Blocking entrances is disruptive activity and not legally protected speech or strike activity.

We are anticipating possible disruptions as a result of this announcement and in an abundance of caution, we are encouraging any employees who can work remotely to do so tomorrow. As soon as you are able, please contact your employees who can work remotely. If needed, please consult the UCSC Staff Employee Situational Telecommuting Guidelines.

Similarly, instructors should strongly consider alternative modes of instruction, e.g., holding their class session on Zoom, to avoid any potential challenges that might arise tomorrow.

Our focus remains on the health and safety of our campus community, and we will be working to continue providing fundamental services for students, including dining and health care.

We will notify the campus community about major disruptions. For your convenience, here are the instructions for how to update your information to receive SlugSafe (non-emergency/ campus impact) notifications. We will continue to provide timely campus status updates at