MINOT, N.D. (KXNET) — Trinity Health is easing its masking requirement for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Thursday.

Face masks will be optional for patients and visitors who are vaccinated and have no respiratory symptoms, like a cough, fever or congestion.

Masks will still be required for people who haven’t been vaccinated or those with respiratory symptoms, and the hospital will be using the honor system.

“If you are vaccinated, you’re more protected against the ills of the virus and so masks are an option for you in that case. So we’re following that guidance, we’re trying to back off of our everybody’s masking all the time policy,” Trinity Health Vice President Randy Schwan said.

Visitors with symptoms can still be denied entry.

Schwan added the change in mask policy follows the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.