4 Changes to our Masking Policy You Need to Know

COVID-19 has challenged us in ways we never expected, including how to work in an environment where universal masking has been mandatory. With recent changes to the CDC guidelines for masking, we think it is time to evolve our current masking policy effective immediately.

Please note that the below changes can revert back to universal masking at any time as the CDC requires it.

When employees are required to keep their masks on:

  1. If you have not received a COVID-19 vaccine or have not received a flu vaccination, you are required to wear a mask at all times.
  2. If you are in a patient care area or directly interacting with a patient or visitor (example:  transporting a patient), you are required to wear a mask.
  3. If you are interacting with a patient who is immunocompromised, you are required to wear a mask.

When employees can take their masks off:

  1. If you have had a COVID-19 vaccination and a flu vaccination, and are not working in a patient care area, wearing a mask is optional (areas include nurses stations, meeting rooms, cafeteria, private offices or if you are just walking down the hallway).

Masking is still the best way to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the flu, RSV and other communicable diseases. So, please consider wearing a mask during peak seasons when viruses are easily spread just because it will help keep you well.

We are still encouraging our patients and visitors to wear a mask, but masking is now optional for patients and visitors.