Campus COVID-19 protocols updated for spring semester

By Cady Inabinett  As the university starts its spring semester, COVID-19 cases continue to surge nationwide—fueled mainly by the spread of the omicron variant. This has caused the university to reinstate COVID-19 related protocols and precautions that had…

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The reasoning behind UM’s COVID-19 policy 

By Harrison Neville  There was much speculation at the beginning of the summer of 2021 that the rise in availability of COVID-19 vaccines would allow for what most would consider a more normal school year. Many…

Shelby County schools require masking indoors

By Cady Inabinett Dr. Lewis Brooks, superintendent of the Shelby County School System, announced Aug. 26 that masking will be required while indoors at all Shelby County public schools until Oct. 1. With this update,…

Student organizations after COVID-19

By Aubrie Chastain With a new school year comes fewer restrictions and guidelines from Montevallo’s COVID-19 Task Force. The implementation of many rules from the task force set student organizations back and struggling to meet in-person. Now, with fewer rules and restrictions, clubs…

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Delta Variant Leads to Rise in Alabama COVID…

By Wesley Walter  With COVID-19 cases reaching near all-time highs in Alabama, there has been growing concern among health officials about the Delta variant, a newer, more transmissible variant of COVID-19. From Aug. 22 to 28 Alabama reported 28,000 new covid cases,…