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Amherst College Now Requiring Double-Masking, Limiting Student Travel

Amherst College Now Requiring Double-Masking, Limiting Student Travel

“students will not be allowed to go to restaurants and bars in the nearby town of Amherst”

Amherst College already had a vaccine mandate in place, now this. What could come next?

The College Fix reports:

After implementing a vaccine mandate, Amherst requires double-masking and limits student travel

Despite issuing a vaccine mandate for students, faculty, and staff to return to campus this fall, Amherst College has implemented a slate of new restrictions, including double-masking and limiting student travel to the town of Amherst.

According to an email sent to campus community members on August 16, President Biddy Martin said the school would be requiring masks for anyone indoors; on August 24, that edict was increased to say students must wear two masks if they are not wearing KN95 masks in classrooms and other academic spaces at full capacity.

The school cited the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus as the need to implement extensive new regulations.

In addition to the masking mandate, no events with alcohol can be held at the beginning of the fall semester, and everyone at sporting events must be masked. No tailgating before or after events will be allowed.

Further, students will not be allowed to go to restaurants and bars in the nearby town of Amherst, and will not be permitted to travel to the town at all unless they are engaging in “business” such as setting up a bank account or picking up prescriptions.

Martin said the school expects to relax some of the rules “when [it is] confident the virus is not harder to control than we had predicted and is not beginning to take an even more virulent form.”

When students arrive on campus, they will be subjected to two COVID-19 tests, then will be tested every two weeks. The school is also shutting down its in-person dining services.


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nordic_prince | August 31, 2021 at 8:16 am

Has anyone informed the college that none of their protocols or so-called mitigation measures are actually following the science?

caseoftheblues | August 31, 2021 at 8:16 am

Well they need to train them how to be the authoritarian little Fascists that these schools churn out and infect our country with.

Time to transfer schools.

C’mon people, if this does not prove beyond any doubt that The Emperor Is Wearing No Clothes then maybe nothing will.

Amherst consistently gets ranked among the best of the best.

But, in fact, this article by Mr. LaChance shows what the actual Amherst work-product really consists of.

Little Amherst in West-central rural Massachusetts is actually run by a group of insulated non-curious, non-data-driven fools. Who live in a small self-satisfied rural insular world.

Just imagine the meetings and the email exchanges that had to have occurred ……. in order to finally end up with this work-product. It’s almost like what might have come out of an isolated Yamomano tribe in the Brazilian rainforest. Or the children on the island in Lord of the Flies.

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Why in heaven’s name would anyone waste their time or money applying to, or enrolling at, such an institution? They are today nakedly proclaiming: “We are not serious people. You should not respect us.”

The emperor wears no clothes.

In a sane world, young people would stop dealing with Amherst. And other places like Amherst. There are far better ways to use your time and money.


    JoanE in reply to JVJ1975. | August 31, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Minor disagreement about the Yanomami tribe: I defy any Amherst trustee to survive in the Amazon forest as these tribes have done for millennium. What we are seeing in Woke Education is late stage dissolution of their empires.
    Agree about Lord of the Flies as a final denouement.
    Amherst Green has many fine memories from the 70s at the Five College area.

These rules sound more restrictive than the 1915 rules for teachers:
(New Hampshire Historical Society)

1. You will not marry during the term of your contract.
2. You are not to keep company with men.
3. You must be home between the hours of 8 PM and 6 AM
unless at a school function.
4. You may not loiter downtown in any of the ice cream
5. You may not travel beyond the city limits unless you
have permission of the chairman of the
school board.
6. You may not ride in carriages or automobiles with any
man except your father or brother.
7. You may not smoke cigarettes.
8. You may not dress in bright colors.
9. You may under no circumstances dye your hair.
10. You must wear at least 2 petticoats.
11. Your dresses may not be any shorter than 2 inches above
the ankles.
12. To keep the classroom neat and clean you must sweep the
floor once a day, scrub the floor with hot soapy water
once a week, clean the blackboards once a day and start
the fire at 7 AM to have the school warm by 8 AM when the
scholars arrive.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to OldProf2. | August 31, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    H’mmmm… Now, that list reads like a great teacher contract. It would get rid of a lot of awful people.

    /sarc tag for the humor impaired.

Mildly curious. How are the students going to eat? No dining room and can’t go to town…so?

One point in this article I would like to correct. Amherst College is right in the center of Amherst. It is actually on one side of the town common. Also here is a fun fact about Amherst MA. The people are over the top insane. They a literally caricatures of what progressives are. It’s kind of sad really.

The destruction of all sectors of Wokeness is proceeding apace. This is great news. Let us hope that the entire edifice of Woke Education goes bankrupt, laws are passed to seize the endowments, student loans are erased and the restoration of constitutional governance begins. Only higher education would be this stupid. Viva Common folks common sense .

star1701gazer | August 31, 2021 at 7:02 pm

Gee, College sure sounds like fun!

Does Amherst have a CDI Director yet?

That would be a Covid Diversity & Inclusion Director.

It will be the most powerful position on campus.