Burgess Health Center to Relax Masking Requirements Effective May 2, 2022.
Over the past two years, the staff at Burgess Health Center has worked together to keep our patients, families, and visitors safe and healthy by implementing masking requirements in all facilities. Effective Monday, May 2, 2022, Burgess Health Center’s masking requirements have been updated to better align with the Monona County Transmission Rate. Monona County is currently in a Low Transmission Rate, as of May 2, 2022.
Isolation masks and face shields remain required for team members when providing direct care to patients whether Monona County Transmission Rate is low, medium or high. Team members who are exemption approved from the vaccination requirements (unvaccinated) must remain masked with isolation masks and face shields regardless of the Monona County Transmission Rate.
Patient / Visitor Masking Requirements:
When Monona County Transmission Rate is low or moderate, the following masking requirements will be in effect.
– Masks are required if the patient or visitor is experiencing respiratory symptoms.
– Masks are required if the patient or visitor has been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 10 days.
– Masks are required if the patient or visitor has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days regardless of symptoms.
When the Monona County Transmission Rate is high the following masking requirements will be in effect.
– Masks are required for all patients, visitors and team members in all areas of the facilities.
Burgess Health Center wants to remind the community that if community transmission levels increase, masks will again be required at all Burgess facilities. Please bear with us as we navigate these changes and Burgess Health Center’s new normal during and after this pandemic.