The West Shore Community College Student Senate has issued a statement in support of wearing masks on the campus and to encourage other Covid-19 mitigation strategies.
The statement reads, “The Student Senate of West Shore Community College strongly supports practices designed to prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. These include wearing face masks at all times while on the WSCC campus and in college facilities, routinely washing our hands and using hand sanitizer, and practicing social distancing. WSCC’s Student Senate is dedicated to preventing the spread of COVID-19 both on campus and in our community and we, therefore, recommend following CDC guidelines to preserve the health and safety of WSCC students, faculty, administrators, and their families.”
Student Senate will provide WSCC-branded cloth masks to the student body free of charge during the first week of the fall semester.
“The science is clear. Masks work to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” said Acting Senate President, Connor Grant. “As a Senate, we wanted to send a clear message in support of mask-wearing and other Covid-19 prevention measures. We hope all students will wear masks inside campus facilities and even outside at the college when six feet of distance isn’t possible.”
“Masks are a way of showing we care about each other at West Shore,” said Senate Secretary Sam Gillette, “We need to take the proper steps so we can safely return to campus this fall and have face-to-face classes and events.”
“I applaud the Senate for taking this stance,” said Annie Jacobson, director of enrollment and student engagement and senate co-advisor. “As our student leaders, I think it’s important the senate models courteous behavior for the rest of campus.”
Student Senate currently meets remotely every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Anyone wishing to attend may contact Senate Co-Advisor Dr. Matt Sanderson at email@example.com for directions.