Troy students voice concerns over others following health guidelines


TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — With the recent spike of cases among college students in Tuscaloosa, Troy officials tell us how they are taking precautions to control the spread on their campus.

Dean Herbert Reeves said they monitor students daily and require them to wear masks. Several students share the worries they have about student safety.

While some students are taking proper precautions, some are not.

“For the most part, I do see students wearing their masks going to the TC and walking around the class, but I feel like it’s like outside of school where students need to take a better approach at and just keeping everybody safe,” student Nick Stampley said.

Some students are just simply afraid of the virus.

“My concern is they just don’t care about getting the COVID, but the COVID is really killing a lot of people, and that’s what I’m afraid of,” student Braxton Smith said. “I’m afraid I’ma have it.”

For many, the pandemic has changed their college environment, such as sororities and fraternities.

President of the sorority board Katie Talley said they have had to cancel charity events, alter weekly chapter meetings, and more.

She said she believes this is what they need to do as leaders.

“I think it’s super important for the student leaders of any organization to encourage their members to follow the guidelines every day, take it day by day, and continue to keep a positive outlook,” Talley said. “I think that’s the best way we can continue all of this.”

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