BYU announced it will hold hybrid classes, which combine in-person and remote learning, for Fall Semester.
All classes and exams after Thanksgiving break will be held remotely, and students who go home for Thanksgiving are encouraged to stay home and finish the semester to prevent potential increase of COVID-19 on the campus community in December.
A letter from President Kevin J Worthen says students and employees are required to wear face coverings in all classroom settings, in all university buildings, during interactions with campus guests and customers, in other areas where directed and when physical distancing is hard to be maintained.
The semester will start on Aug. 31 and the campus community will need to get used to a wide range of adjustments, including:
- Phased return of students to BYU on-campus housing
- Expanded number of BYU Online courses
- COVID-19 testing for sick individuals and some testing of asymptomatic individuals
- Contact tracing in partnership with the Utah County Health Department
- Phased approach for reintroducing activities and events
BYU said in a tweet that these approaches are subject to change depending on trends in disease prevalence and guidance from state and local government.