Tag: COVID-19

MASON’S VACCINATION PLAN

Mason emails students, faculty, staff and contracted workers regarding their plans to get vaccinated BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER  On March 23, Safety, Emergency, & Enterprise Risk Management sent out an email stating that Mason was coordinating with the Virginia…

“THE NEW NORMAL” WITH TEDxGEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

Exploring healthcare, education and more in a pandemic world BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER On Friday, April 16, TEDxGeorgeMasonU hosted their annual TEDx conference with the theme “The New Normal,” focusing on the ways the pandemic has changed our world….

END OF SPRING SEMESTER SEES LOW COVID-19 CASES

Mason’s campus guidelines have kept positives low as the academic year comes to a close BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Mason is ending its spring semester with a total of 276 positive COVID-19 cases since Jan. 25 and a seven-day…

MASON ANNOUNCES IN-PERSON CELEBRATIONS FOR 2021 GRADUATION

Mason will allow for in-person celebrations following Governor Northam’s announcement BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Per new guidelines released recently by Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia universities may hold in-person commencement ceremonies provided they meet COVID-19 safety precautions.  According to Northam’s…

MASON COMMUNITY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR CUSTODIAL STAFF AT CAR CARAVAN

Students, staff and local labor unions show up to advocate for Mason’s custodial workers, who have alleged poor working conditions BY LAURA SCUDDER CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Members of the Mason community gathered in the University Mall parking lot to caravan to support…

CAMPUS COVID-19 CASES REMAIN LOW

Only three new positive tests among students as of March 18 BY LAURA SCUDDER CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Mason’s positive cases of COVID-19 remain low as President Gregory Washington informed the community of new plans for some sort of in-person commencement celebration for…

MASON PLANS FOR IN-PERSON COMMENCEMENT

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR On Friday, March 19, President Washington announced in an all-campus email that Mason would be having a more normal commencement in accordance with Virginia loosening COVID-19 restrictions for school graduation ceremonies. Jim Ryan, president of…

UPDATE ON COVID-19 NUMBERS IN VIRGINIA

Virginia Department of Health reports an increase in coronavirus cases BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER According to recent reports by the Virginia Department of Health, Virginia has come to a total of over 565,000 COVID-19 cases, with about 65,000 of…

Peter Njoroge/Fourth Estate

STUDENTS SHARE OPINIONS ABOUT MASON’S COVID-19 RESPONSE

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, students reflect on university and state responses BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Nearly a year after the campus first shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mason students are still coming to terms…

MASON AIDS NORTHERN VIRGINIA VACCINE DISTRIBUTION

CHHS faculty and students work to expand vaccination distribution in areas surrounding Mason BY JAMES TALOCKA STAFF WRITER The nationwide COVID-19 vaccine rollout has experienced delays which are being felt in Northern Virginia. Despite this, Mason’s College of Health and…