Washington has lifted its mask mandate, leaving some students worried and others eager to return to the norms of pre-Covid life.
Post-pandemic, there has been a drastic rise in crime in the Bay Area. Though many students still feel like Fremont is safe, they are worried for small businesses facing the threat of crime and hope poverty and other issues at the root of the problem will be addressed.
Many students are concerned about the lack of plans in case of a power outage at school.
With Covid cases rising around the Bay Area, it is important to prioritize students’ safety. However, California has created many barriers to shifting back to distance learning. Even with in-person learning, there are strategies, such as strictly enforcing masks, that Washington can employ to protect students.
Some students feel that masking is uncomfortable because it makes it difficult to breathe; others don’t feel much of a difference. Overall, however, Huskies understand the importance of masking in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Though Fremont has increased accessibility for bikers in various parts of the city, it has failed to do so near Washington High school—a central hub for bikers; one potential solution is The Bike Master Plan.