Warren General drops mask requirement

The mask requirements at Warren General Hospital have been officially removed.

“As a result and in line with guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Warren General Hospital and Warren Medical Group are removing the mask requirement,” according to a Monday release from CEO Rick Allen and Medical Director Dr. Keith Price. “Effective today, Monday, May 1, 2023, Warren General Hospital and Warren Medical Group will no longer require masks regardless of vaccination in WGH facilities.”

“This applies to visitors, patients, vendors, and employees,” according to the release.

Masks will still be required in certain situations and some patients and visitors are encouraged to wear them throughout the hospital’s facilities.

“Masking is option and encouraged for those who are at high risk or who care for someone who is high risk.”

“Masking is mandatory in clinical areas that traditionally have required masking.”

“Our requirement for vaccines for new hires is not changing. We will continue to offer medical and religious exemptions.”


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