Deur Emma Hamman
Met die Universiteit Stellenbosch se regulasies rondom maskers wat vereis dat maskers ten alle tye binne gedra word en tans herevalueer word, deel studente hulle opinies oor die dra van maskers. Hierdie regulasies kan beteken dat studente sonder maskers toegang tot lesinglokale en studiesentrums geweier kan word. Die Matie het ’n paar studente genader om hulle menings oor die dra van maskers te hoor.
Tweedejaar-BA (Menslike Hulpbronbestuur)-student.
Joubert is van mening dat die dra van maskers belangrik was toe die COVID-19-getalle nog baie hoog was, maar dat studente nou ’n bietjie rustiger kan wees.
“Ons dra nie maskers as ons buite rondstap of sit nie.” Sy het verder gesê: “My eerste stap nadat dié regulasie gelig word, is om my masker weg te gooi.”
First-year BA (Language and Culture) student.
Townsend said that her mask does not bother her, as she feels very comfortable wearing it. “More often than not, I wear my mask, but since it’s not compulsory, I don’t always wear it,” she said.
If the mandate is lifted, Townsend said she will probably continue to wear her mask if that is what the people around her prefer.
Third-year BA (Humanities) student
Adams explained that masks are not needed and that he only wears his mask when it is required, like when he goes to the library. “If the mandate is lifted, I will probably never wear my mask again, or burn it,” he said.
Third-year BSc (Human Life Sciences) student
Mortem feels that if a person is sick, they should wear their mask to protect those around them, but if not, it is not really needed. He said, “When I don’t feel sick, I only wear my mask when the security guard is scary enough or when it is expected of me.”