City University of New York Chancellor Matos Rodriguez said students were no longer required to wear masks on campuses but this reporter does not feel safe without her mask on, write’s the WORD’s Nyya Collins. “And if I’m eating food in the third-floor student cafeteria or in other areas where students congregate, I try to maintain a 6-foot distance.” Another articles in a series about students and the reopening of Hunter for on-campus learning.Picture graphic, Nyaa Collins.
Journalist Katie Lambert took detailed notes, like several other WORD journalists working on first-person accounts about the early weeks of the reopening of the commuter campus for classes. Besides taking descriptive notes they were responsible for interviewing students about their thoughts and feelings and experiences. Hunter, like all the other City University of New York campuses, officially reopened January 28, 2022.
“The more the virus circulates, the more opportunities the virus has to change,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s Covid-19 technical lead, said in a statement last week. “Omicron will not be the last variant that you will hear us discuss, and the possibility of future emergence of variants of concern is very real.” – By Gregg W. Morris