BYU to allow in-person attendance for devotional with President Oaks

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President Dallin H. Oaks stands next to his wife, Kristen. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

BYU announced Oct. 14 it will allow in-person attendance at the next devotional, scheduled for Oct. 27 with President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife Kristen.

The announcement, sent by University Communications, said approximately 1,200 seats will be available for the campus community in the Marriott Center. A survey email will be sent out from Advancement Vice President Keith Vorkink Wednesday morning in which students, faculty and staff can submit their request for a ticket.

“Those who receive tickets will be required to wear a mask and show a green indicator on the ‘Daily Checkup’ screen of the Healthy Together app or complete the daily checkup, either online or physically on a blank form,” the announcement says.

The tickets available will be distributed randomly with physically-distanced, assigned seating. This will be the first publicly attended devotional since COVID-19 safety regulations restricted attendance in March 2020.

“If current campus trends continue, BYU plans to consider a similar approach to future devotionals this semester,” the announcement says.

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