LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – On the COVID-19 front, masks are now officially optional at the University of Kentucky.

UK President Eli Capilouto announced the move on Friday and added that the University will continue to promote vaccinations. The changes do not apply to the healthcare side of campus.

In a statement on UK’s coronavirus website, Capilouto pointed out that more than 90% of the community is vaccinated and that even with case numbers rising, hospitalization numbers have remained stable.