Borders opening causes speculation at Franklin

Victoria Franco, Reporter

Covid-19 has presented humans with many challenges. One being that those who are not citizens of the United States have not been able to come to the nation for the past year and a half. It was recently announced that the borders would open again Nov. 8.

Though Mexican and Canadian citizens will be able to come to America, it is necessary for them to have proof that they are fully vaccinated. Those who are not vaccinated are expected to take a Covid-19 test and will need to quarantine for 10 days.

These restrictions are expected to become less strict with time, but that has not yet been confirmed.

With the borders opening back up, students have been divided on their opinions about this new knowledge.

Freshman Marie Jeanne Prince stated, “Opening the borders will allow me to see my family in Canada again, so I do believe this is a step in the right direction.”

Though most students would agree with her, other opinions have been circulating at Franklin.

“I feel that keeping the border closed for a little longer wouldn’t hurt since things are only just getting back to normal,” Lucas Cervantes expressed. “Until the pandemic gets better, they should be using safer alternatives.”