Bishop’s and Champlain mull over new mask mandate in classrooms

Bishop’s and Champlain mull over new mask mandate in classrooms

By Michael Boriero

Bishop’s University and Champlain College Lennoxville staff are eager to welcome back a full slate of students come fall, but they are not too keen on the prospect of completely dropping the mandatory mask rule in classrooms.
Last week, the Quebec government announced that post-secondary institutions will be back to in-person learning after the pandemic forced everyone online last year. Students will also no longer be required to wear a mask when they are seated in class.
The physical distancing rule has also been eliminated. According to Bishop’s University Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Stine Linden-Andersen, everyone is looking forward to being back, but the university is wary about becoming too lenient given the current situation.

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