Mask and Face Covering Guidelines 


Updated August 2nd, 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.

Your mask should:

 

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face

  • be secured with ties or ear loops

  • include multiple layers of fabric

  • allow for breathing without restriction

  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape (unless disposable)

  • For additional details, 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.