MACON, Georgia (KBTV)- Visitors and patients at Piedmont Macon Medical Center and Piedmont Macon North Hospital must now wear medical masks, as opposed to cloth masks, when at the hospital.
The goal of the updated masking policy is to prevent the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19. The new rule applies across the Piedmont system to visitors, patients and staff. Surgical masks, KN95 or N95 masks are accepted. If a patient or visitor does not have an appropriate mask, hospital staff will provide one.
Piedmont Macon Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gary Bernstein of the facilities’ says, “Our shift toward the exclusive use of these forms of masks is in the best interest of the health and wellness of our patients, staff, and all those within our facilities as we seek to provide the best possible protection against the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”
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