Created: April 12, 2020 07:49 PM
(ABC 6 News) -- Mayo Clinic Health System announced beginning Monday, April 13, patients and visitors will be required to wear a personal homemade or cloth mask while on any Mayo property.
Mayo Clinic Health System also says it will highly encourage patients and visitors to bring their own cloth masks to help conserve the supply of surgical masks for front-line medical staff.
If patients do not have a mask, Mayo Clinic Health System will provide one. Visitor restrictions will also remain in place until further notice.
Patients and visitors will see staff providing direct patient care wearing surgical masks.
In procedural areas, additional personal protective equipment will be worn by staff according to Infection Prevention and Control guidelines.
This additional equipment may include eye protection. Staff working in non-patient care areas also may be wearing a mask.
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