Mask and Face Covering Guidelines
Updated June 3rd, 2021
Although mask-wearing requirements have been lifted in many settings for those who have been vaccinated, masks will continue to be required at all of our locations for staff, visitors and patients. We, along with other hospitals in Greater Cincinnati, carefully evaluated revised guidance from the CDC, the State of Ohio, and other sources and have determined extra precautions are necessary to protect our vulnerable patient populations. Mask-wearing will continue to be monitored and enforced, therefore we ask that you wear a mask to your next visit and to also be respectful toward those who may remind you of our policy. Our greatest concern is for the health and safety of our patients and we rely on the partnership of our visitors, staff and other patients to help ensure their safety. We will continue to evaluate any new information presented by the CDC and other scientific sources and will make changes to the policy when appropriate.
Homemade masks or face coverings can be made from a variety
of materials you may already have at home, including t-shirts, bandanas,
scarves and handkerchiefs. These coverings should:
fit snugly but
comfortably against the side of the face
be secured with ties or
include multiple layers
allow for breathing
be able to be laundered
and machine dried without damage or change to shape
(For additional details
on face coverings or instructions on how to create one without sewing, visit
the CDC’s website.)
Please be sure to wear a face covering to your next
appointment or visit. As always, please don’t hesitate to call or message your
provider’s office to discuss any of your healthcare needs.
*Face coverings should not be
used on children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing or is unable to
remove the mask without assistance.