Masks are not an option

Alayna Fryman, Editor

It’s been a little over a year since the official start of the pandemic. March 13th, 2020 was quite the change for the entire world. However, we’ve adapted and adjusted to the circumstances. At least, most of us have. 

In the recent months of the pandemic, I’ve seen a lot of people wearing their masks below their noses. If you’re going to wear your mask like this you might as well just not wear one. The masks are made to protect you from Covid-19. While, I agree, they aren’t the most fun thing to wear at times, they are here for a purpose. There’s a reason why most states still require masks. They’re for your protection and for the protection of those around you.

By wearing masks below the nose, it’s making you just as vulnerable as not wearing one. Germs and bacteria can still enter your system through your nose and you can still get sick. There’s also the matter that you can get other people sick. 

There are a lot of people who are at higher risk or who know someone who is at risk when it comes to covid. Your decision to not wear a mask could result in them getting sick. It’s beyond being comfortable at this point. It’s thinking about someone other than yourself for a few hours and putting on a piece of fabric or polyester. 

In the end, it’s about thinking about others before yourself. It’s tolerating a piece of fabric to not get yourself and others sick. It’s being a decent human being.