Since my first letter concerning Red Deer College Polytechnic merely following the guidelines of the Alberta government with respect to COVID measures, I see where face coverings are now going to be required in all learning spaces (classrooms, labs, studios and shops) with a couple of exceptions.
It is notable that face coverings will not be required in other campus spaces. This means that when COVID starts its inevitable spread in the hallways of the Polytechnic, it will also find its way into the larger community.
The B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group — a project run by various academics working in epidemiology, mathematics and data analysis predicts the worst is yet to come. Yes, it’s not going away.
Since we are presently experiencing an absence of leadership at higher levels of government, it is expected municipal government, community institutions, and businesses step up to the plate and put appropriate measures in place. Otherwise, another lockdown and more suffering is pretty much a given. And who will be blamed? Justin Trudeau?
Leslie A. Crawford, Red Deer