EDUCATION + SCHOOLS

University of Utah announces facemasks are no longer required to be worn

Mar 9, 2022, 6:02 PM | Updated: 6:02 pm
university of utah...
University of Utah Health has ranked in the top 10 nationally for the 13th straight year. (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah announced Wednesday that facemasks will no longer be required to be worn inside campus buildings starting next Monday.

Recently, the CDC announced changes to its facemask guidelines. In those changes, cities – like Salt Lake City – that are in a “medium” risk for COVID-19 are no longer required to have mask requirements inside buildings.

University of Utah facemasks

As such, the University of Utah has aligned its policies to that of the CDC. Beginning March 14, when students and faculty return to campus from spring break, they will no longer be required to wear masks in inside buildings on the main campus. Additionally, the general public will not be required to wear masks in public facilities, including Natural History Museum of Utah, Pioneer Theatre and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

The university says those individuals who wish to continue to wear masks are encouraged to do so, especially those who are at risk for COVID-19.

No changes for health facilities

However, the new guideline changes do not apply to the University of Utah Medical Center and other health care facilities. For the protection of those individuals at high risk for COVID-19, all individuals must continue to wear a mask when inside a medical building. 

COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots will continue to be provided by the University of Utah health clinics. Self-test kiosks will remain available on campus through the end of the spring semester. 

The University of Utah also asks all individuals to remember the elderly, those who are immunocompromised and others who are still at high risk of COVID as the university returns to a normal state of operations.

Read more:

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Today’s Top Stories

Education + Schools

SLCC to host Black History Month events....
Waverly Golden

Salt Lake Community College to host Black History Month events

The Salt Lake City Community College is hosting numerous events in recognition of Black History Month including a film viewing and panel.
3 days ago
One of the topics being discussed during the 2023 Utah Legislative Session is how to combat the tea...
Mark Jones

Bill would allow individuals to become teachers without a bachelor’s degree

A bill being discussed on in the legislative session would allow for individuals to become teachers without obtaining a bachelor's degree.
5 days ago
Computer systems in the Alpine School District are being investigated after the district's technolo...
Adam Small

Alpine schools investigating “suspicious” computer activity

The issue involves the Alpine district's computer software. On Tuesday, the district said they noticed suspicious activity.
5 days ago
snow shovel driveway dialysis...
Mark Jones

Cold weather causes late start for Logan City School District Wednesday

The Logan City School District and the Cache County School District will be on two-hour late starts on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
6 days ago
A bill working its way through the Utah Legislature could open the door for online, private, charte...
Adam Small

Non-public-school students could more easily play sports under a new bill

Bill sponsor, Rep. Jordan Teuscher, R-South Jordan, said the bill would level the playing field for some students.
6 days ago
A group of students at the Jean Massieu School of the Deaf is making blankets for pet dogs and cats...
Allie Litzinger

Students making pet blankets to donate to the Humane Society of Utah

The Kindness Club at Jean Massieu School of the Deaf is making blankets for pet dogs and cats at the Humane Society of Utah.
6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Banner with Cervical Cancer Awareness Realistic Ribbon...
Intermountain Health

Five Common Causes of Cervical Cancer – and What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness month and cancer experts at Intermountain Health are working to educate women about cervical cancer, the tests that can warn women about potential cancer, and the importance of vaccination.
Kid holding a cisco fish at winterfest...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Get Ready for Fun at the 2023 Bear Lake Monster Winterfest

The Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is an annual weekend event jam-packed full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. This year the event will be held from January 27-29 at the Utah Bear Lake State Park Marina and Sunrise Resort and Event Center in Garden City, Utah. 
happy friends with sparklers at christmas dinner...
Macey's

15 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas

We’ve scoured the web for you and narrowed down a few of our favorite Christmas dinner ideas to make your planning easy. Choose from the dishes we’ve highlighted to plan your meal or start brainstorming your own meal plan a couple of weeks before to make sure you have time to shop and prepare.
Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...
Macey's

5 Game Day Snacks for the Whole Family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The Best Tools for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Workplace Success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...
Macey's

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
University of Utah announces facemasks are no longer required to be worn