Tag: COVID-19

New mask policy sparks diverging COVID-19 rules

On November 5, Berry’s Office of the President removed the general mask requirement on campus, citing decreased COVID-19 rates. The new policy allows faculty and staff to require masks in their own workspaces, leading to mask-required and mask-optional zones around Berry.

Unvaccinated students weigh options amid COVID-19 spike

As COVID-19 cases in Floyd County reach an all-time high, unvaccinated students at Berry College stand at a crossroads.

Student Vaccine Motivations

Berry students detail their motivations for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Equestrian Team continues to thrive despite COVID

Berry’s equestrian team adapts to changes in routine cause by the coronavirus.

COVID-19 cases at Berry: 2020-2021 end of year data

Here, you can find a chart showing how many new cases of COVID-19 were reported among on-campus Berry College residents throughout the 2020-2021 academic year.

Berry and Floyd Medical partner for campus vaccine distribution

This week, Berry students received free vaccine doses at the Cage center. Berry partnered with Floyd to provide a free first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations for all Berry students and faculty, with second doses coming in the last week of classes. In our most recent news story, we discuss the details and effects of this process with Berry faculty and a Floyd administrator.

The 2020 Freshman Experience: Events

Freshman year is a pivotal time in the lives of college students, but this transition looks different in 2020 due to COVID-19. In the second installment of our series on the Freshman Experience, we take a look at how COVID-conscious event programming has changed the experience for first year college students.

Vikings vote by mail, engage in 2020 election process

The hotly contested 2020 presidential election has seen Berry College students voting, encouraging the use of mail-in ballots, and participating in bipartisan election-related activities.

COVID in photos: Managing marches and amusement rides in 2020

In light of COVID-19, traditional events such as the Mountain Day Grand March and Marthapalooza required unique social distancing measures.

The 2020 Freshman Experience: Sports

Freshman year is a pivotal time in the lives of college students, but this transition looks different in 2020 due to COVID-19. In the first installment of a series on the Freshman Experience, we take a look at how the absence of sporting events has changed freshman year for Berry College students.