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The changing trends in COVID-19 are encouraging. As a result, masks will now be optional in classrooms and other indoor spaces on campus, except in certain situations as directed.

As the university moves forward, the campus community should continue to extend love and respect to those students, employees and campus guests who choose to continue to wear masks for personal health reasons or other circumstances.

BYU continues to urge vaccination and booster immunization. Individuals experiencing symptoms of illness should remain home.

This decision to make masks optional is based on the current conditions in the local community. Should conditions change, BYU will adjust safety protocols as necessary.