“Wear it for Me” Inspires Support for Campus Frontline Workers

Love for the University of San Diego family is at the heart of the “Wear it for Me” campaign. With recent initiatives to stop the surge on campus, “Wear it for Me” shows us the USD community members most affected by a lack of adherence to safety protocols — campus frontline workers.

Initiated by the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the campaign asks community members to think of those who are hurt by the actions of others.

“This campaign was designed to remind students that if they fail to follow protocols, our staff on campus working to serve them could contract COVID-19,” says Cynthia Avery, EdD, assistant vice president for student life. “Additionally, the physical impact on these employees and their families could be much more dire than the symptoms experienced by most young adults. Even as we begin to vaccinate our employees, research has not yet determined if those who are vaccinated can carry the disease to others.”

With the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the existence of new virus variants in our communities, the campaign’s message is simple: follow the guidelines to protect those you love.

Visit sandiego.edu/onward for updated information on USD's response to the pandemic.

– Allyson Meyer ’16 (BA), ’21 (MBA)