PROVO, Utah — Two students at Brigham Young University have withdrawn from the school in protest of safety requirements there meant to control the spread of the coronavirus, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
The students who left were among the 15 that the Provo university had announced last week would be disciplined for refusing to wear masks and socially distance, BYU spokesperson Carri Jenkins confirmed. They withdrew, she noted in an email, in the middle of “going through the disciplinary process for not following the COVID-19 safety measures.”
BYU has said that the discipline would include suspension or restrictions from on-campus participation, such as classes, work or in-person campus services. And those who don’t want to go through the disciplinary process have the choice to leave the university.