Title: RWJBarnabas Health Implements New Mask Protocols Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases
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In response to the recent surge in coronavirus cases, RWJBarnabas Health, one of Wales’ leading healthcare providers, has announced the implementation of new mask protocols across all its facilities. Starting from Monday, anyone visiting, volunteering, or providing services at any of the RWJBarnabas facilities will be required to wear face masks when in the presence of patients.
The new protocols dictate that outpatients must wear face masks at all times during their visits to any RWJBarnabas facility. Doctors, nurses, and staff members will wear masks while directly interacting with patients, and may choose to wear them at other times as well. Additionally, patients who are physically capable will be required to wear masks when leaving their rooms, although they are encouraged to wear them at any time.
RWJBarnabas Health is going beyond just mask mandates to ensure the safety of their patients, visitors, and staff. The healthcare provider now also requires visitors to perform a COVID-19 risk assessment before entering any facility. Individuals who are feeling unwell or exhibiting symptoms are strongly advised to stay home.
Visitors are instructed to clean their hands before and after their visit and to practice social distancing. These strict protocols apply not only to the 12 acute care hospitals but also to all other RWJBarnabas Health facilities throughout the state.
While vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, RWJBarnabas Health highly encourages all staff and patients aged six months and older to get vaccinated. Vaccination remains one of the most effective ways to protect oneself and others from severe illness and hospitalization.
RWJBarnabas Health’s decision to reinstate these mask mandates follows the concerning rise in COVID-19 numbers and hospitalizations. By diligently adhering to these protocols, the healthcare provider aims to safeguard the health and well-being of everyone involved.
For individuals seeking detailed information about visitation policies and guidelines, we recommend visiting the provided link. Moreover, those who wish to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment are encouraged to visit the provided link as well.
As the impact of the pandemic persists, RWJBarnabas Health’s proactive approach to combat this surge in cases demonstrates their commitment to prioritizing the safety and health of their patients, visitors, and staff members.
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