Friday, May 24, 2024

Willis-Knighton Health System requests masks be worn by all patients, visitors

by BIZ Magazine

With the relaxation of restrictions on outpatient procedures, now allowing hospitals to perform those that are time sensitive, Willis-Knighton anticipates additional people on in its hospital campuses. Thus, it is now requesting all patients and visitors coming to the hospital to wear a mask or cloth face covering.

The recommendation, effective Tuesday, April 28, is made to better protect patients, visitors and staff from being exposed to asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals, according to Claire Rebouche, vice president of quality and clinical performance.

Patients undergoing outpatient procedures as well as the person accompanying the patient should both wear a mask when at a Willis-Knighton facility. The mouth and nose should always be covered.

Don’t have a mask? They are easy to make. An instructional video by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams is available here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx1yqvJgf4

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