Patients, staff all wear face masks at Northfield Hospital + Clinics
APRIL 21, 2020 – Northfield Hospital + Clinics is now using face masks for all staff and patients as an additional precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This is based on CDC’s recommendation that all individuals cover their faces in health care facilities. Masks are required for everyone entering the hospital.
NH+C is also screening all those who enter the hospital for symptoms of COVID-19; this includes taking temperatures.
NH+C asks all patients to wear a face mask to their upcoming appointments (except children under the age of 2). Your mask should cover your mouth and nose; you must wear it for the duration of your appointment. Members of your care team will also wear masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If you don’t have access to a mask, CDC’s website has guidelines to make no-sew, cloth face coverings. A scarf or bandana are good options, too. Masks are also available from local and online retailers.
Members of the public shouldn’t be wearing surgical masks or N-95 respirators – those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders.