The safety of our patients, faculty, staff and students is a top priority for Marshall Health. Community levels of COVID-19 infections have been low for several weeks. Therefore, mandatory masking is not required for our patients, emplovees and health care providers.
Standard precautions for providers remain in place in all clinical settings.
Standard precautions include:
- Hand hygiene
- Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) designed to protect health care workers from exposure to contact with infectious materials
- Respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette
- Sharps safety
You should wear a mask if:
- You have a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or other respiratory infection (i.e. runny nose, cough, sneeze)
- You have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 or a higher-risk exposure (i.e. exposure of eyes, nose or mouth to material potentially containing the virus) to COVID-19. Masks must be worn for 10 days after exposure.
Masks remain an option for those patients or health care workers who wish to continue wearing them. Please note that Mountain Health Network has also made revisions to its masking and visitation guidelines.