UCC maintains a single source of up to date information on COVID-19 for students and staff. We need your support to keep it that way.
To say it has been an unusual couple of weeks in UCC would probably be something of a repetition. But it has been a difficult time for many of us, for sure. That is definitely worth repeating.
There are a few things you can do to make working remotely easier for yourself – touch base with a colleague, make your home office a little more personalized, a little more your own, finally tackle those weeds in the garden, or throw on some tunes while you reply to those emails. It all helps.
(In terms of a powering through the emails tune, we recommend ‘The Message’ by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, as it happens.)
But, as a CMS moderator what you can do to help the entire UCC community is stay on message. UCC has a dedicated COVID-19 website at https://www.ucc.ie/covid19. All COVID-19 information relevant to UCC staff and students will be updated to this website. If you feel that some vital information relating to COVID-19 is missing from this page, send an email to email@example.com and the UCC Emergency Management Team will get back to you.
We realize that communications do have to be communicated and that webpages do have to be updated, so there are some exceptions in that key areas will need to update their websites with details on online student supports relating to COVID-19, etc.
Of course, you might also have a need to publicize an online event or publish contact details for a new team member: Please do go ahead. However, if what you are publishing relates to COVID-19 and UCC, please do refrain. Stick to the message. The Covid 19 alert is available on all pages of the UCC website to direct all users to the most important updates on the situation no matter where they land on the site.
It is critical in times of emergency that we are all on the same page and that we are all singing from the same hymn sheet. Deviating from the message or taking it upon yourself to paraphrase the message isn’t helpful: It adds to uncertainty and misinformation. Which we could all do without. Thankfully, we’ve been rock solid as a community since the move to working remotely. Let’s keep it that way.
Staying on message is a team effort and we are very grateful for your help.
The DEWG Team
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