Are Jaguars ready for the return of lockers?

Covid-19 is still alive

Dakota Meekins/Senior

As the temperatures drop it is important that students are bundled up, but carrying coats and bags can be a hassle, which raises the question: Are CHF students ready for lockers? First we have to look at the facts-

  1. COVID-19 cases for Prince George’s County have stayed at a steady 7 day average of 78 cases for the month of November lower than the 140 average that was present in September upon our return to school.
  2. 76.0% of PG County residents are fully vaccinated as of November 30th and booster shots are now being administered as well as vaccines for children ages 5 and up. This is a push in the right direction, but not a sure way to rid Prince Georges County of COVID.
  3. Maryland has officially extended the mask mandate to january 2022, and effective October 1st Prince George’s County declared that “All persons over the age of two will be required to wear a mask in all indoor public venues and businesses.

As it would be nice to get our lockers back, there is no signs of covid rates dropping anytime soon so it is highly unlikely that we are ready to break social distancing and distribute lockers.