The 2021-2022 academic school year is here and COVID-19 is a major concern. Stillman College students are preparing to deal with COVID-19 and student life.

On Monday, August 10th, Stillman College hosted their New Student Round-Up event welcoming new students to campus. This event looked different than past events that welcomed new students to Stillman College. Everywhere you looked, students had on facemasks. Those facemasks didn't stop the students from having a good time!

There was plenty of fun and line dances!

There was even a chant war going on in the gym.

Many are wondering how Colleges and Universities will handle COVID-19 in the upcoming school year. With the Delta Variant of the COVID-19 virus becoming more common in Alabama, it makes sense why people are concerned.


"Masks are required," said Campus Activities Board President Deanna Ford. "We're not making anybody get the vaccine but we do encourage them to get it."


According to an article from Insider, Just 44.7% of Alabama's total population has received at least one dose against the coronavirus, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Amid the growing concern, student leaders at Tuscaloosa's Stillman College are planning a fun and safe academic school year. When asked about  dealing with COVID-19 and the overall goal of this year, Campus Activities Board Cheif of Staff Taylor Fulton said the goal is "To make everybody have fun." Fulton even spoke about being vaccinated. "As student leaders, we've all gotten vaccinated. When we get vaccinated hopefully people will see they should get vaccinated as well."

Stillman College is taking the virus seriously and they're taking the necessary steps to ensure student safety.  To learn more about how Stillman College is fighting COVID-19, click here. 



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