As Pomona College relaxed its mask mandate for indoor meetings and Pitzer College lifted its outdoor masking requirement last Friday, students and community members were divided on how much farther, if at all, the schools should continue to roll back their face covering guidelines.
The Pomona College administration is ignoring basic public health guidance by forcing students with medical exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination to move to the Oasis apartments and bundling them together in shared spaces, writes guest columnist Gabe Schuhl PO ‘25.
The California Department of Public Health released interim guidance allowing institutions of higher education to reopen if local conditions allow.
Harvey Mudd College’s potential plans for fall reopening shocked many. But of all the colleges’ plans, Mudd’s are the best bet to avoid disaster.
COVID-19 is a pandemic. Blaming sick people for their illness doesn’t help anyone and feeds into a long history of prejudice and ableism.
People refusing to vaccinate themselves and their children has lead to measles outbreaks all over the country. There’s no reason this had to happen and there should be no tolerating it, either.