Drake College had greater than 300 COVID-19 instances within the days earlier than Sunday’s graduation and despatched most college students house. Whereas the numbers went down earlier than commencement, the college imposed guidelines for the ceremony.
“Everybody in attendance at any of the graduation celebrations will probably be required to put on a masks. College students could select to cross the commencement stage and have their image taken with no masks,” mentioned a university statement.
KCCI News reported that these at graduation adopted the foundations and expressed assist for them. “All of us wish to be wholesome and get collectively and do no matter it takes to get by means of all of this. But it surely’s an excellent day and you bought to be so proud to see all the dad and mom right here, the grandparents right here to congratulate the scholars,” mentioned Ron Waldbilling, a grandparent of a Drake graduate.