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Masks

Students, employees and visitors to campus are required to wear face masks as outlined below.

  • At the BYU Student Health Center for both employees and patrons.
  • For Dining Services employees as directed by supervisors.
  • For BYU Broadcasting employees as directed by supervisors.
  • In other areas as directed and approved by the line vice president.

Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated when physical distancing is not maintained. Also, individuals may choose to wear a mask in any setting.

Face masks must completely cover both the nose and the mouth, be made of synthetic or natural fabrics (not crocheted or made of lace, mesh, or similar open weblike construction or material), and fit snugly against the nose and sides of the face and under the chin. Plastic face shields do not meet this requirement. Face masks should be changed or laundered routinely. For general guidelines about wearing face masks in academic laboratories, please refer to this document.

Face masks are not expected to be worn by the following individuals or in the following circumstances:

  • A child who is younger than three years old; or who is three years old or older if the parent, guardian, or individual responsible for caring for the child cannot place the face mask safely on the child's face.
  • An individual with a medical condition, mental health condition, or intellectual or developmental disability that prevents wearing a face mask. Qualifying conditions may include extreme claustrophobia, difficulty breathing, or deaf or hard of hearing. Students are required to provide documentation of the condition to the University Accessibility Center. Employees are required to provide documentation of the condition to Faculty Relations or Human Resources. Should the use of a face mask not be advised, individuals must maintain proper physical distancing of 6 feet or more at all times and follow all disease prevention guidelines.
  • An individual maintaining at least six feet of physical distancing from any individual from a separate household while exercising at an indoor recreational or fitness center.

Students, employees and visitors should bring and then continue to provide their own face masks. The Centers for Disease Control published instructions for making your own cloth face mask. Supervisors may order through Risk Management and Safety face coverings for employees who are unable to provide their own.
BYU encourages students and employees to follow face mask guidelines as outlined in applicable city and state laws when not on campus.