COVID-19 masks may be "so yesterday" for most people these days, but at least three Massachusetts colleges are keeping the face coverings in the here and now.

The New York Post reported that "Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and Hampshire College have all extended their mask mandates indefinitely," and a fourth school, Amherst College, plans to hold a series of votes "in order to determine masking policy on a classroom by classroom basis."

Mount Holyoke's president, Beverley Daniel Tatum, said last week in an open letter to students and staff that "It is clear that the current levels of infection have taxed our campus health care system and residential services to the limit."

Some Massachusetts Schools Still Have COVID-19 Mask Mandates
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Amherst has updated its policy on masking in classrooms. In a statement, school officials advise of a "new masking policy in classrooms, teaching laboratories, and instructional spaces that will go into effect on Monday, October 17."

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The statement continues, "Beginning that day, these spaces will either continue to require masking or be mask-optional, depending upon the outcome of an anonymous survey conducted in each class or lab."

Some Massachusetts Schools Still Have COVID-19 Mask Mandates
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Most if not all Massachusetts public schools, colleges, and private universities have done away with mask mandates at this point.

The public college system, which includes UMass Dartmouth and Bristol Community College, continues to require COVID vaccinations for all staff and students.

Fox News reported a number of "elite" universities, including George Washington University, Georgetown University, New York University, Rutgers University, and San Diego State University, "still have some form of an indoor mask mandate in place to combat the spread of COVID-19."

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Hilarious Google Reviews of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge

We've all been there. You think you've made it with a couple of minutes to spare, only to get caught at the red light as the bridge closes. Some of us turn around. Others wait. What most of us don't do, however, is take our anger to the internet — but apparently, several people have, and the results are both hilarious and relatable.

With an average rating of two stars on Google, our love-to-hate-it SouthCoast landmark proves that it's at least slow enough for those stuck waiting to grab their phones and pour out their feelings online. From glowing to glowering, here's what people have to say about the New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge.

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