We’re Making History – Wearing Masks


Juraj Varga

Woman wearing a mask.

In November of 2020, we learned that Gov. Gary Herbert would be implementing a mask mandate throughout the state of Utah. Many think we should have done this sooner, but actually some Utahan’s were against the mandate of masks in public areas. This helped to stop the spread of COVID-19, which through October till even now, is spreading like wildfire. This brings up a question. How do the students at Mountain View High School feel about wearing masks at school? So with these questions in mind, we went to find some responses.

¨If there is some evidence that it helps, I see it as reasonable to enforce it. And maybe, it would depend on the circumstances.¨

¨I feel safer with everyone wearing one. And I would definitely wear one if they weren’t mandated.¨

¨I don’t think they do any good, and if they were not mandated I would not wear one to school, nor out in public.¨

¨I didn’t like masks at first but I am used to it now and I wouldn’t wear one if they weren’t mandated.¨

¨Wearing masks at school isn’t as difficult as I thought it would be at the beginning of the year. I am starting to get sick of them and sometimes I just don’t want to deal with them. If the state didn’t mandate them I probably wouldn’t wear one as often as I do but I in a public space with a lot of people I would because I would want to be considerate.¨

¨I understand the importance of them but I hate wearing them. It’s really hard to hear people and it’s sad that I don’t know what most people actually look like. If it wasn’t required, I wouldn’t wear one, and not because I am trying to spread it or anything, I just want my high school life to go back to the way it was before corona.¨