Classes being done in person causes a lot of controversy and uproar about protecting the staff, as well as the students. Personally, my school is opting for hybrid classes and placing social distancing guidelines as well as a masking mandate for in-person classes. While masks can cause discomfort, they are protecting those around you by keeping your germs away from my germs. With universities as well as cities having a masking mandate, it is providing us the opportunity to still attend school while being sanitary and safe.
The incoming freshman class of 2024 has had our senior year ripped from our hands, and the last thing we want is for our freshman year of college to be taken away as well. The masks as well as social distancing lets us get somewhat of a college experience while being safe and cautious of those around us. Classes opting for hybrid or online options allows students to get the college experience of being on campus but also allowing for the safety of the staff and students.
Universities are also having online options for their students that do not feel safe enough to take their classes in-person. The hybrid option is also available, where they do not have to take it in person all the time but not completely online either. This is helpful for people who do not get much from online learning.
Giving students the option to take online or in-person classes is the best thing to do in a situation like this, especially when social distancing and masking guidelines are in place.