BYU extends mask requirement

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Students wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. BYU announced an extension of the mask requirement on campus until further notice. (Nate Edwards/BYU Photo)

BYU announced an extension of the mask requirement on campus until further notice.

In late August BYU announced the mask requirement on campus saying it would be reevaluated at the end of September.

A Y News email sent out this morning said the requirement is being extended until further notice. “While BYU is encouraged by the growing number of immunizations reported among the campus community and a lower number of on-campus COVID-19 cases compared to fall 2020, community COVID-19 transmission and hospitalization rates remain high,” the email says.

Student are required to wear masks in classrooms, other areas where physical distance cannot be maintained and in other areas when directed. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Professors can take their masks off to teach if they are fully vaccinated and are maintaining six feet of physical distancing.

Students, faculty and staff can report their vaccination status online.

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