Let’s start off with the obvious: this past year and a half has been hard. None of us have ever dealt with anything like this before, and through all the changes and adaptations, you’ve stepped up. That’s huge. None of this—an open campus, a low positivity rate—would have been possible without your collective commitment to health and safety. Because of that commitment, we’ve turned a corner. Vaccines are here and restrictions are being lifted.
That light at the end of the tunnel? It’s closer than ever before.
Although certain safety measures are being lifted, we're all handling these changes and the better normal at a different pace. While some who are vaccinated are excited to attend large group outings without a mask, others may be more hesitant, and are more comfortable continuing wearing a mask and keeping their distance. Both decisions should be respected, and we know the WPI community is able to do just that.
Join in on the effort, not just by following WPI’s updated safety protocols and respecting the decisions of others as we navigate this better normal together, but by sharing the messages with those around you. Post them online, print them out as reminders for yourself and others, and show everyone exactly how and what it means to #RespectTheHerd.
(And remember, don’t be that goat.)