By Khi’Asiah Holland; The Whetstone
Sophomore Destiny Holmes said she’s nervous about the way Wesley assigned roommates in the dorms.
“I’m afraid because I am not sure of who my roommates were exposed to and they don’t not know who I was exposed to,” she said.
Holmes is not the only student nervous about this.
“I’m skeptical about having roommates because I do not know where they are coming from,” sophomore Hudy Kabaka said. “To stay safe, I make sure I spray the room with Lysol every chance I get because I do not want to be quarantined again.”
Kabaka was in quarantine for two weeks because his roommate was in contact with student whom contracted COVID-19.
“Quarantine was awful,” he said. “The meals they gave us were distasteful. They gave us a turkey sandwich and a salad every day. I honestly think it messed up my appetite.”
Some students may be seen around campus not wearing masks and are still attending parties without protection.
“The problem is everyone has a different style of living and hygienic routine,” sophomore Joel Taylor said.
Students are required to stay six feet apart, and always wear their face mask or any other cloth material that covers their mouths and nose. They are not allowed to gather in groups of more than six.
“Our interactions haven’t really changed,” junior Dominick Williams said.
“We’re just more cautious when going outside. When we return back to the dorms, we make sure we wash our hands.”
Students said they will continue to socialize with their friends because they have lost much of their social lives.
“I just miss hanging out with my friends,” Taylor said. “Before we came back to school, I haven’t seen them for at least 6-7 months.”
If students have a slight cold or show COVID-19 symptoms, they are required to be isolated in a room, as well as anyone they have been around them.
“As RA’s were trying to limit gathering as much as possible to avoid the possibly of anyone getting sick,” senior RA Malia Smith.
There are some students who give RAs a hard time when enforcing the new rules.
“Plenty of times, students get too comfortable, they begin taking off their mask and when I tell them to put it back on they do it, but when I turn my back they take it right back off,” Smith said.