Updated Visitation and Masking GuidelinesMay 11, 2023
Effective May 11, 2023, Community Health Center updated its mask policy for all patients, visitors, and staff. Masks will continue to be provided at all CHC locations. Patients, visitors or team members who would like to continue wearing a mask are free to do so at any time.
Please note, there are some instances when wearing a mask is still recommended or required:
- Recommended: All CHC employees are recommended to wear masks when they are in a clinical setting, providing routine patient care.
- Required: All patients will be screened at the front desk and if positive for symptoms of an airborne pathogen illness, including fever, cough, nasal congestion, sore throat, shortness of breath, they will be asked to wear a mask. Health care provider caring for the patient should wear a mask.
- Required: Health care provider should wear a mask if they have symptoms of an airborne pathogen illness, including fever, cough, nasal congestion, sore throat, shortness of breath.
- Required: When isolation precautions (aka transmission-based precautions) are in place (ex. confirmed or suspected COVID-19, flu, etc.)
- Required: After exposure to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 without wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.
- Required: Health care provider should wear a mask upon request by the patient or the patient’s representative.
*This guidance may change based upon county COVID-19 prevalence.
CHC’s masking guidance may change based on COVID-19 prevalence within its counties. If COVID-19 activity increases in a county, masking requirements may be reinstated for all CHC facilities. for more information about COVID-19 vaccinations and testing at Community Health Center, please click here.