BYU urges mask wearing indoors when distancing is not possible

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A student studies in the library while wearing a mask. BYU is urging all employees, students and guests to wear masks indoors on campus when physical distancing is not possible. (Sydnee Gonzalez)

BYU is urging all employees, students and guests to wear masks indoors on campus when physical distancing is not possible according to an email sent to faculty and an update on its COVID-19 website.

This update comes after the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encouraged vaccination and face masks when social distancing is not possible.

According to BYU’s COVID-19 updates website, anyone who attends BYU Education Week from Aug. 16-20 is also encouraged to wear masks indoors during each session if physical distancing is not possible.

BYU has also asked all students and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccine status. All reports are asked to be completed by Thursday, Aug. 19. Those who do not fill out the report will have restricted access to myBYU until it is completed.

More details on fall semester safety protocol will be announced soon.

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