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UL Lafayette students react to LSU lifting their mask mandate

Louisiana State University lifted their indoor mask mandate on Tuesday and it proposes the question, will the University of Louisiana at Lafayette be next?

Posted: Nov 18, 2021 9:35 PM

LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN)- Louisiana State University lifted their indoor mask mandate on Tuesday and it proposes the question, will the University of Louisiana at Lafayette be next?

The majority of students News 15’s Gabrielle Riles spoke with said that ULL should follow LSU’s lead and lift the indoor mask mandate.

“They should do the same thing because LSU is a bigger college. It’ll make me feel like I’m not forced to wear something I don’t want to wear,” Jeremey Guillory, a freshman, said.

Another student said that wearing a mask is an inconvenience especially since state health officials lifted the mandate,

“I’d like to be gone because sometimes it gets hot and you're like skating the class and you're out of breath and you have to wear a cotton mask, like this one ... it’s doubled layered and it's hard to breathe, so I'd like it to be lifted,” Clayton Bannon, a freshman student, said.

Students at ULL are currently required to get the COVID-19 vaccine in order to register for the spring semester.

“I think that if the majority of people get the vaccine, I think they should, you know, lift the mask mandate,” Jalon Anderson, a freshman, said.

Some students say that the mask mandate isn’t strictly enforced at the university.

“Because they don't take it as seriously, they should lift the mandate,” Blake Shelton, a freshman, said.

Students also feel that lifting the mandate won’t affect those who may still choose to wear a mask, so university officials should consider it.

“If you want to wear a mask, wear your mask if that if you feel like this protecting you wear your mask. I mean people still get the virus regardless, they wear the mask or if they don’t wear a mask so hey, wear your mask,” Zoe Hardy, a freshman, said.

According to the university's website, ULL plans to reassess its mask mandate before the spring semester begins.

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