Medical-grade masks now required at all East Alabama Health facilities

Published: Jan. 9, 2022 at 11:14 AM EST
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OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - East Alabama Health is now requiring medical-grade masks to be worn by all staff, patients, and visitors.

This change is due to the Omicron variant being highly contagious and causing a surge in cases and hospitalizations, East Alabama Health officials announced.

The organization says everyone who enters East Alabama Medical Center and all offices and services associated with East Alabama Health must now wear a well-fitted, medical-grade mask that snugly covers the nose and mouth.

Officials say medical-grade masks will be available at each entrance for those who arrive with a cloth one.

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