A college in Massachusetts is imposing some of the most oppressive ‘health’ mandates in the country, according to reports.
Students arriving for the fall semester at Amherst College were shocked to learn of a long list of cruel policies allegedly implemented to ‘stop the spread’ of COVID.
Prior to arrival, all students, faculty, and staff were ordered to provide proof they had received experimental COVID injections, with limited exceptions granted upon religious or medical grounds.
They also had to submit to a combination of PCR and rapid antigen tests immediately after setting foot on campus.
Citing the supposed spread of the ‘Delta variant,’ a collection of additional directives were issued.
School newspaper The Amherst Student explains some of the new rules as follows:
–“The college has decided that in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), anyone who has tested positive for Covid will be put into isolation for 10 days in either designated dorm rooms or at home for students and staff respectively.”
–“Students will be permitted to visit the town of Amherst, masked when indoors, for the purpose of “conducting business” (i.e. opening bank accounts and picking up prescriptions). Students are not allowed to go to restaurants or bars.”
–“Amherst will require all employees, faculty and students to wear face coverings while inside campus buildings — regardless of their vaccination status, according to an email sent from Martin on Aug. 16. The masking requirement was enhanced as of Aug. 24: all students must double-mask (wear two pleated filter masks on top of one another) if they are not wearing a KN95 mask in classrooms and other academic spaces operating at 100 percent capacity.”
The main dining hall will remain closed. Students will “retrieve to-go style meals and will eat in tents outdoors.”
Spectators must wear masks at events and sports matches – but no celebration will be permitted before or after competitions, such as tailgating.
Students must wear masks in all common areas in residence halls.
Non-injected students must be masked at all times on campus, unless they are alone in their dorm rooms with the door closed or outside and ‘socially distanced.’
The regulations are so draconian, an open letter of protest addressed to the administration has been signed by over 430 students — nearly one-quarter of the total enrollment.
“This updated set of guidelines appears to be out of line with the current CDC, state, local, and peer institution standards for COVID-19 response, and we demand revision and clarification,” students wrote in the letter.
“It is currently challenging to believe that Amherst remains committed to our full student experience, and difficult to regain the typical enthusiasm that comes with returning to campus each fall.”
School officials claim the current set of rules will be reviewed by September 13 to determine if they will be relaxed.
The cost of attendance at Amherst College is estimated to range between $82,846 – $85,296 for the 2021-2022 school year.