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Mask requirements are updated periodically by monitoring several local indicators and data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) “ COVID-19” Community Levels” to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community.  Using this data and applying CDC Guidelines for healthcare settings, Medical Center Barbour (MCB) will assign a Masking Response Level which defines the following masking requirement for staff, colleagues, family members, guests, and visitors.
 

HIGH:

Mask Required

  • Staff, colleagues, family members, guests and visitors are required to wear masks in all MCB facilities.
     

MEDIUM:

Staff, colleagues, family members, guests and visitors must practice masking as outlined below:

Mask Required

  • Providing direct patient care or transporting patients

    • Patient rooms, nurses' stations, all procedure rooms, when transporting patients, or caring for immunocompromised patient

  • Public Spaces

    • Waiting rooms, atriums, lobbies, hallways, elevators and stairwells.

  • Upon patient request

  • If you have cold-like symptoms
    Personal Choice to Wear Mask

  • Meeting Areas

    • Colleagues’ offices or conference rooms

  • Non-Patient Care Areas

    • Any area not frequented by the public or patients

  • Seated at a table eating
     

LOW:

Staff, colleagues, family members, guests and visitors must practice masking as outlined below:

Mask Required

  • Providing direct patient care or transporting patients

    • Patient rooms, all procedure rooms, when transporting patients, or caring for immunocompromised patients

  • Upon patient request

  • If you have cold-like symptoms
    Personal Choice to Wear Mask

  • Public Spaces

    • Waiting rooms, atriums, lobbies, hallways, elevators and stairwells.

  • Meeting Areas

    • Colleagues’ offices or conference rooms

  • Non-Patient Care Areas

    • Any area not frequented by the public or patient

  • Seated at a table eating

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