Face coverings required at Memorial Hospital

By Herald Staff

JASPER — Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center will continue to require all patients, visitors and caregivers to wear face coverings when in public spaces and around others. Face coverings are still required to enter any hospital facilities, including the hospital, physician offices and other outpatient settings.

According to a hospital news release, "...it is important for us all to understand that the pandemic is far from over. With the emergence of new variants which are more easily transmitted, the lifting of many restrictions around the country, and increasing travel and activities, we continue to see new COVID cases in our community every day. Because of this, it is extremely important that we continue to take all the recommended precautions to prevent unnecessary spread of the virus, including the use of face coverings when out in public, social distancing, washing and sanitizing hands, and avoiding large gatherings of people."

The hospital will continue to evaluate all requirements and visitor restrictions as local situations change.

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