Lancaster County facility enacts new masking policy

Lancaster County facility enacts new masking policy

Lancaster County Medical Facility enacts new masking policy

Mask requirements have returned at a Lancaster County medical facility. Penn Medicine cites the recent increase in the number of coronavirus and influenza cases as the reason behind its updated mask guidelines, which go into effect Monday, January 8, 2024. New Masks Rules All health care workers at Penn Medicine are required to wear a mask while caring for patients. Patients and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a surgical mask in all of their facilities. Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days and who have symptoms of COVID-19 or influenza must wear a mask. Visitors who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days or who have symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed inside. Any facility, even with a mask on. Masks are required for patients and visitors ages 2 and older in the following areas: Emergency Department. Urgent care waiting rooms. As of December 30, confirmed cases of influenza in the commonwealth had risen to nearly 48,000, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The coronavirus is also on the rise as hospitals see more admissions. The latest case numbers are expected from the state on Tuesday.

Mask requirements have returned at a Lancaster County medical facility.

Penn Medicine cites the recent increase in the number of coronavirus and influenza cases as the reason behind the updated masking guidelines, which take effect on Monday, January 8, 2024.

New masking rules

  • All healthcare workers at Penn Medicine are required to wear a mask while caring for patients.
  • Patients and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a surgical mask in all of their facilities.
  • Patients Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days and have symptoms of COVID-19 or influenza must wear a mask.
  • Visitors People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days or who have symptoms of COVID-19 are not permitted to enter any facility, even when wearing a mask.

Masks are required for patients and visitors ages 2 and older in the following areas:

  • Emergency department.
  • Urgent care waiting rooms.

As of Dec. 30, the number of confirmed cases of influenza in the commonwealth had risen to nearly 48,000, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Coronavirus is also on the rise as hospitals see more admissions.

The latest case numbers are expected from the state on Tuesday.

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