Some at BYU have noted similar body changes during periods of quarantine or isolation as a result of COVID-19. With physical and recreational activity virtually nonexistent and looming anxiety induced by the global pandemic, lifestyle change and stress-related weight gain is becoming more commonplace.

Generation Z increasingly uses memes as a coping mechanism and method of expressing emotions in ways both healthy and not. Memes, or viral internet jokes, have helped alleviate fears from the 2020 crises including the COVID-19 pandemic and the polarizing presidential election.

Public Health Department conducts survey to understand mental health challenges and find solutions they can implement on campus.

BYU and other Utah organizations are working to help students stay healthy, as residents across the nation practice social distancing.