UBI and the Pandemic

The State of Oregon rescinded the mask mandate in April 2023. Mask wearing is optional for all students and staff alike. We do provide masks free of charge.

Although the mask mandate has ended, there are still some valid reasons to wear a mask. They may include the following:

  • You will be working in close proximity to other students who have traveled from all over the US.
  • If you get sick while in attendance, consider the various expenses you will have incurred in order to attend UBI including travel, lodging, and time. Please refer to UBI’s Student Catalog for our Withdrawal Policy.
  • Take into consideration the health of the people in your personal life, especially the elderly and immune compromised.

If you feel unwell while in attendance, please either mask up or leave the class.

UBI will continue to clean and sanitize the classroom daily. HVAC filters are changed on a regular basis and UBI has a commercial air purifier. Exterior doors will be opened during good weather.

We are dedicated to your health and well-being at UBI. Please reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns you may have.


Ron and Denise Sutphin