'This Is Deliberate Risk': MU Residential Assistants Worry As Move-In Begins | KBIA

'This Is Deliberate Risk': MU Residential Assistants Worry As Move-In Begins

Aug 13, 2020

As students began to move into MU residence halls and apartments Wednesday, residential assistants — or RAs — expressed concern about their own health and safety, citing university policies and duties they believe would put them at more risk of exposure to COVID-19.

In private meetings with Department of Residential Life supervisors and interviews with the Missourian, RAs criticized what they viewed as expanded duties, including leading campus activities and tours with groups of students, that needlessly put them and others at risk to begin the fall semester.

The residential assistants were to meet with Director of Residential Life Tyler Page and medical experts Wednesday evening, MU Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Bill Stackman told reporters Wednesday. Page said he hopes to hear specific concerns from RAs and plans to clarify the steps MU is taking to keep them safe.

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