Although the statewide mask mandate is no longer in effect, all patients, visitors and team members are required to wear masks in our facilities. If you have cloth masks, please bring and wear them while you are here. If you do not have a mask, we will provide a new, unused mask at the door.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 are asymptomatic. For this reason, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings (masks) in public settings, especially where social distancing may be difficult. Surgical masks and N-95 respirators should be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders when possible.
Per the CDC, masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face-covering without assistance.
How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings
Cloth Face Coverings Should:
- Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- Be secured with ties or ear loops
- Include multiple layers of fabric
- Allow for breathing without restriction
- Be able to be laundered routinely and machine dried without damage or change to shape
Tips for Wearing Cloth Masks:
- Make sure your mask is not too loose; it should fit snugly around your nose and face.
- Once your mask is in place, DO NOT:
- Pull it down around your chin
- Touch your mask in the front
- Have your mask drop down below your nose
- When removing your mask, do so by grabbing the ear straps and appropriately washing or storing your mask.