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Masks Returning To Windsor Regional Hospital For Employees, Professional Staff And Volunteers

Thursday October 5th, 2023, 5:13pm


Windsor Regional Hospital is returning to its modified mandatory masking policy that was in place earlier this year. The move comes as a result of a predicted increase in COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses in our community.

Effective Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, at 12:01am, employees, professional staff, and volunteers are required to wear masks when within two metres of any patient unless there is a physical barrier present.

Additional personal protective equipment, such as gowns and eye protection, may be required for patients in additional precautions or when a unit is experiencing an outbreak. Signage will be posted on these rooms or units to inform all those who enter about PPE requirements.

The hospital also recommends that visitors mask when within two metres of patients. With the exception of symptomatic patients, masking is not required in non-clinical areas, such as main lobbies, waiting areas, cafeterias, and elevators. Masking is highly recommended for visitors and patients in waiting rooms and lounges in high-risk areas such as Dialysis, the Emergency Department and the Cancer Centre.


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