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Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Derogatory Comments About The Unvaccinated

Stan Jastrzebski

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette puts a mask mandate back in place for city buildings as CDC masking recommendations change in response to the delta variant, while Tippecanoe County commissioners signal they don’t have plans to issue restrictions. How can local elected officials – and the health department -- work together in the coming months?

In our talk with West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, we’ll discuss the mayor’s comments this week aiming a derogatory term at unvaccinated people, and both his and the public's response. Plus, we’ll talk about return of the Purdue student population, in on-campus numbers not seen since March 2020. What lies ahead as the city and university attempt a return to normalcy, while COVID-19 cases ramp back up in the county and state?