Students Against Gathering Rule

Students Against Gathering Rule

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Wne Student started this petition to Robert E. Johnson and

I am greatly disappointed that I can not gather outside with more than five people, even if we are all wearing masks and well over six feet apart. Why is it Ok to have more than 5 people inside a dorm or apartment but the second you walk outside, you have to split up. What about the people in Evergreen that live in a group of six? Does one of them have to walk alone once they step outside? The consistency between old rules and new rules is non-existent.

Why is it Ok for sports teams and other school gatherings to take place, but a couple of people can not get together to play frisbee 20 yards apart? As I write this, there is a team of over 100 people packed together on a single field. If they are getting special treatment to be able to practice, why cant the rest of the school get the same treatment? If they are getting tested more than us to ensure they are all Covid-19 free, it would make since for the rest of the school to be ensured the same level of safety.

Our mental health is at high risk without being able to gather together outside. Physical activity improves your mental health and it improves academic achievements. People who are active have lower levels of stress, higher energy levels, more concentration, and are less likely to become depressed. Pickup Ultimate frisbee, Soccer, Basketball, and other gathering are a great stress-reliever. Personally, Ultimate Frisbee is..Nope... was, my escape. I could go and forget about everything going on around me and completely relax. Now, that has been taken away from me.

This is an academic University last I checked. We should be making logical and academic decisions. If people are partying, lets make a restriction based on indoor gatherings. Stopping people from gathering outside will not stop indoor parties. Especially when more people are allowed inside than outside. If anything, this will encourage people to gather inside. If someone has a friend group greater than five people, instead of kicking a soccer ball around, they will gather inside where Covid-19 can be transmitted much quicker. The transmission rate of Covid-19 is exponentially lower outside than the transmission rate inside.

I greatly encourage you to sign this petition. The past couple years have been all about getting your voice heard. If you disagree with the new and illogical Covid-19 restrictions, this is your opportunity to have your voice heard. If you feel as if you have no opinion anymore, this is your opportunity to let your opinion be heard. I am tired of not doing anything about unfair rules. Lets come together and remove the new gathering rule.

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