COVID-19 protocols and precautions have completely changed the dining experience on college campuses this semester. In a recent Washington Post article, Chloe Stapleton-Gray '23 applauded Bryn Mawr's Dining Services for its approach.
From the article:
Sophomore Chloe Stapleton-Gray said she and other students have been “pleasantly surprised” with the school’s approach.
"We’ve seen a lot on social about how it’s going at other schools with people waiting in long lines, but the way Bryn Mawr has done it has really been streamlined,” she said. “I’ve been grateful not having to think about whether I’m going to get a meal on time and whether it will satisfy any dietary restrictions.”
The new rules are vastly different from last year, when Stapleton-Gray, 19, was able to visit either of the school’s two dining halls any time they were open and help herself. Now, most of the food and drinks are packaged, and there are fewer options than last year’s.
But the school favorite, bread knots, remains on the menu.
Stapleton-Gray acknowledged that the dining restrictions have limited social interactions on campus, and she worries that first-year students who don’t know their classmates will be most affected. But she was mostly glad to be back at school and says the temporary rules brought about by the coronavirus are worth following.
“It’s really nice to see people around campus,” she said. “We just need to make it the best we can be, and hopefully we’ll be able stay on campus and not get sent home.”
Information on how Dining Services has changed its services to respond to COVID-19 can be found here.