Brigham Young University announced last week that its fall semester will look a lot like the university did before the COVID-19 pandemic hit early last year. The school said that almost all of its classes will be conducted in-person when school resumes at the end of August with no masks or social distancing required.
Since vaccinations are increasing in the community and the prevalence of COVID-19 infections is going down, university officials made the decision to make the fall 2021 semester a traditional one, BYU said in a release.
“We anticipate the full richness of a typical fall semester filled with opportunities for academic, social and ecclesiastical gathering,” said Shane Reese, BYU academic vice president. “We’re grateful for the resilience, creativity and fortitude of our students, faculty and staff as they’ve adapted and overcome the higher education challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Of course, should state or local governments mandate new measures in the face of a spike in cases this summer, BYU could change its fall directives
The fall semester starts Aug. 30.