As James Madison University starts the 2021 to 2022 school year, the COVID-19 Delta Variant continues to spread its reach over the world, and with it, comes a new mask policy for JMU Dukes.

The University released the following statement to encapsulate their conditions:

“Beginning August 16, all JMU faculty, staff and students, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks that cover the mouth and nose in indoor spaces on owned or leased university property when in the presence of others.”

To see how thorough these policies are enacted, Breeze TV Co-Anchor, Craig Allison, went to investigate multiple JMU facilities without wearing a mask.

With a Go-Pro, Pfizer Vaccination card, and mask at the ready, Allison discovered that he would only be stopped at two out of nine JMU facilities he visited.

It's interesting to see this contrast from last year where there were faculty stationed at entrances across campus, using the Live Safe app as a safeguard to check if students are symptomatic.

Hopefully moving forward, there might be a more physical and solidified system implemented.