CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia has updated its COVID-19 policies again, this time due to “encouraging trends.”

In an email that was sent to the UVA community on Friday, Provost Ian Baucom and Chief Operating Officer J.J. Davis said masks would become optional in most cases on Grounds beginning Monday.

According to a release, this is consistent with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Masks have now become options in indoor settings such as meeting rooms, office spaces and research labs, though they will still be needed in lab classes.

Masks also remain required in class, in UVA Health System facilities, and on University Transit buses.

The release adds that anyone who wants to wear a mask can do so if they feel more comfortable that way.

“We continue to remind members of our community to treat each other with courtesy and respect as we all make our own decisions about when to wear a mask and when to go without one,” wrote Baucom and Davis.

Additionally, weekly COVID-19 testing is no longer required for those students who have not been vaccinated.

UVA says it will be phasing out its saliva testing program as well, with the last day for testing being this Thursday.

Students, faculty and staff members of the Academic Division can still pick up free rapid antigen at-home tests at the Student Health and Wellness pharmacy and at the UVA Bookstore pharmacy if they want.

Finally, UVA has ended its proof-of-vaccination policy for large-event venues, including John Paul Jones Arena.

Davis and Baucom ended the message saying they hope to lift the remaining mask mandates in the near future, potentially as soon as next week.

To read the full message, click here.