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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many aspects. Just going for a walk, meeting and talking with friends, even breathing in the fresh air or freely entering buildings have became difficult.
Since last year, in order to comply with COVID-19 guideline, the school has used writing an entry list or scanning a QR code when entering the buildings on campus to make it easier to know who visits when. Many people did not follow the rules when the QR code entry system was firstly introduced, though it was for a safety purpose. There were many diffi- culties because many people were not used to using the QR code app and some did not even know what the QR code is.
It has been a year since the QR code system was in- troduced and used nationwide. To check whether the QR code system is working well, I went around the buildings on campus, which uses the QR code entry system.
I just entered into 11 buildings that use the QR code system without scanning the QR code. Of 11 visits, I was only told only one time that I need to scan the QR code to enter. The reason why the gate keepers do not say anything to people who do not scan the QR code is most people usually ignore the request or warning. Some even say that“I did that” and then just enter the building, wearing their earphones and ig- noring the request.
Even among gate keepers working on 11 buildings, only two said that “there are few people who ignored the QR code.” This problem comes not from the gate keeper working on the buildings, but from the per- ception of people entering the buildings. As a matter of fact, ignoring the QR code scanning can pose a risk of transmission of the virus. For a safer campus life, you must comply with the guidelines, including scanning the QR code.
reporter Jo Min-seo(firstname.lastname@example.org)
translated by reporter Kim Hyun-ha(email@example.com)
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