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.
As COVID-19 cases in Floyd County reach an all-time high, unvaccinated students at Berry College stand at a crossroads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In light of COVID-19, traditional events such as the Mountain Day Grand March and Marthapalooza required unique social distancing measures.