Pensacola State College Reinstates Mask Mandate For All Students, Faculty And Visitors

July 29, 2021

ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, PSC ANNOUNCED THIS MASK MANDATE IS RESCINDED. MORE DETAILS, CLICK HERE.

Pensacola State College will reinstate a mandatory indoor mask policy on Monday August 2 due to rising COVID-19 infections.

The policy applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated students, faculty, employees and visitors.

PSC President Ed Meadows made the announcement soon after the CDC issued guidelines recommending that fully vaccinated people should wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in areas of substantial or high transmission rates. The CDC was already recommending that those who are unvaccinated should wear a mask indoors.

Last week, 14 people at Pensacola State College — 11 students and three employees — tested positive for COVID, the highest weekly total since the first week of February, according to the college.

“I urge all of those who are still unvaccinated to get vaccinated in order to protect yourself and those around you from being infected or required to be quarantined,” Meadows said.

Comments

13 Responses to “Pensacola State College Reinstates Mask Mandate For All Students, Faculty And Visitors”

  1. John doe on August 1st, 2021 11:06 am

    Vaccines help to lower virul load and severely reduce transmission rates. Masks are another tool. This is simple stuff, people.

  2. NobodyInParticular on August 1st, 2021 8:26 am

    Yall are funny. It’s almost like yall dont realize there will ALWAYS be another variant, to justify the continuation of “emergency powers.” They will never stop. Run out and be a lab rat, wear your muzzle, destroy your business, dont question the narrative, war is peace and big brother is watching.

  3. Bob on July 31st, 2021 8:18 am

    You get the vaccine to reduce your symptoms and transmission rate if you do contract COVID-19.

    The vaccine still works and still does exactly what it is supposed to do. But just because your seatbelt works doesn’t mean you should drive through red lights.

    As long as our transmission rate remains high, COVID-19 will continue to spread, and new, more infectious and more deadly variants will continue forming.

    Let’s work together as a community to make sure that doesn’t continue happening.

  4. joy bryant on July 31st, 2021 6:52 am

    AMAZING!! GET off of FOX and listen why!! You might get sick-BUT YOU CAN CARRY IT IN YOUR BODY AND MAKE 8-12 OTHER PEOPLE SICK!! What the hell is the big deal with a MASK?? You buy one at halloween-do you hate your neighbor??Do you hate your family?? look at how fast it is spreading – HELP STOP IT BY JUST SIMPLY PUTTING ON A LOUSY LITTLE MASK!! GET A GRIP PEOPLE

  5. BRING IT ON on July 30th, 2021 4:40 pm

    Vaccination ain’t worth getting if you have to wear a mask. The CDC, FAUCI, FDA and the present administration have NO CREDIBILITY.

  6. Ryan E on July 30th, 2021 1:11 pm

    In reply to Mike J. – because of science and how transmission works. You can be vaccinated and still acquire the virus and transmit it to others (who may be unvaccinated) even though your body will be able to fight it enough to not cause a sickness/ giving you symptoms (aka a symptomatic). Vaccinated can still vary and transmit the virus, but the effects will either be minimal or non existent besides the fact of possibly spreading it to others.
    Science isn’t political folks, it’s as bipartisan as it gets.

  7. Mike J. on July 30th, 2021 12:07 pm

    Hey Rufus, For people who have received the “freaking” shot (as you say), then again why wear the mask? For un-vaccinated people? If the virus enters the body of a vaccinated person, that person’s immune system then knows how to kill it. So then, the question is: How does a vaccinated person spread the virus? The Delta version does not spring from someone’s body. It too was created in a lab. I’m sure you can guess as to where. I got the shot and therefore I don’t want to wear the mask anymore.

  8. Paul on July 29th, 2021 6:15 pm

    Before long the hospitals will refuse unvaccinated people.
    They’re already short on beds..

  9. Rufus Lowgun on July 29th, 2021 5:20 pm

    To answer the question of why you need to wear a mask if you’ve been vaccinated: because too many people refused to get vaccinated or wear a mask, allowing covid-19 to continue to circulate and mutate, which gave us the Delta variant. If foolish people continue to refuse to wear a mask or get vaccinated, there is every possibility that some new strain will emerge that is more deadly and/or that the current vaccines don’t work against at all. Moral of the story: GET THE FREAKING SHOT!

  10. The End on July 29th, 2021 4:13 pm

    The CDC said on Tuesday that fully vaccinated people can spread the Delta variant and updated its guidelines to recommend masks indoors, regardless of your vaccination status. So why should anyone get the shot? This new round of impending lockdowns will be the end.

  11. Bob on July 29th, 2021 3:40 pm

    Good.

    We have too many people in Escambia County that refuse to get vaccinated and refuse to wear a mask.

    If you don’t want to get vaccinated and don’t want campuses to start asking everyone isn’t wearing a mask for their vaccination records, this seems like a good way to stop the spread.

  12. Dave Coleson on July 29th, 2021 2:41 pm

    I’ve already been vaccinated why in gods name do I still need to wear a mask? This is lunacy.

  13. JTV on July 29th, 2021 2:06 pm

    Ha, do you remember these words? Get vaccinated, don’t wear a mask.





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