SDSU drops mask mandate in some cases

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Posted at 11:59 PM, Mar 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-06 02:17:26-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Starting on Monday, masks will no longer be required for vaccinated students and staff at SDSU in some cases.

“It’s surprising because I thought that was kinda going to be a thing, but we’ll still see a lot of kids wearing masks every day," Shane Geschwind, an SDSU student, said.

Public health student Melissa Vasquez said she found the easing of the restriction to be interesting.

“You know, it’s really interesting because as a public health student, I am cautious of it,” Melissa Vasquez, SDSU Master's student, said.

Masks will still be required inside and outside instructional learning areas but will be optional during indoor events, meetings, according to the guidance released.

Just because the rules are changing doesn’t mean students are ready to completely ditch the mask.

“I think in class I will but when I’m walking around campus and going to class and stuff like that, I think I won’t," Geschwind said.

Vasquez isn't putting the mask away either.

“I think as a public health student, I think we understand that there’s still going to be different waves of the virus still happening and rolling out," Vazquez said.

Masks will be required for those who aren’t fully up to date on their COVID-19 vaccine.