New Covid Wave Raises Mask Questions

Posted 1:10pm Sunday 31st July 2022 by Zak Rudin

With another semester comes another wave of Covid, and students and staff are once again in the firing line. Despite years of grim Zoom calls making many staff and students desperate for in-person learning, for some, the risk of getting Covid still outweighs the benefits of being on campus. This Read more...

Mandatory Masks Removed, Mask Usage Declines

Posted 4:56pm Saturday 21st May 2022 by Zak Rudin

Even though it doesn’t feel like it, Covid-19 is still spreading amongst the student community – now joined by an old friend of ours, the flu. In-person lectures have resumed and the Government’s mask mandate has now been dropped. Meanwhile, the official advice from the University, Read more...

Study Finds Covid Experts Loved Masks, Hated Cost of Vaccinations

Posted 5:24pm Sunday 27th March 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

An Otago Uni study has highlighted what experts found to be the worst part of Covid-19 lockdowns. Travel restrictions ranked highly on their list, as well as the cost of providing Covid-19 vaccines. The study, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, was conducted by Dr Read more...

Less than Half of Students in Link Wear Masks

Posted 3:19pm Friday 1st October 2021 by Erin Gourley

According to an informal Critic survey (conducted via the sophisticated method of tally chart), 42% of students are wearing masks in the Link. The survey, conducted last week, involved observing students at different times in the Link and on Union Lawn. Fewer students were wearing masks outside, Read more...


Posted 12:15am Saturday 2nd October 2021 by Aiman Amerul Muner

If there is one thing that everyone can agree on about masks is that: THEY ARE EVERYWHERE. Since the first reported case Covid-19 arrived in Aotearoa in early 2020, we have been told that the best way to protect ourselves is to wear a face mask. People shopped for masks to a point where in some Read more...

How Otago Will Function at Delta 2

Posted 12:55am Saturday 11th September 2021 by Erin Gourley

All updates in this article are accurate as of Thursday 9 September.  Since Level 2 (Delta Edition) was announced, students have been wondering how the University would function under the new guidelines. There were a few chains of communication that operated slowly, with the Ministry of Read more...

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