LCO Health Center Drops Mask Mandate for Patients and Staff
By Gary Girard
LCO Community Health Director
With the recent reduction in Covid numbers it has been decided that masks will still be strongly encouraged but not mandated for staff members, unless performing direct patient care where the mandate will continue. We will ask all patients that have any symptoms of respiratory illness to be masked upon entry to the clinic and again we strongly encourage all patients to be masked as well, but it will not be mandatory.
In addition we will temporarily suspend weekly testing and N95 requirements for those staff with vaccine exemptions. However, if Covid cases begin to rise, we reserve the right to reinstitute both the mask mandate and weekly testing and N95 use for unvaccinated staff.