Piedmont Columbus Regional requiring medical masks for visitors

Columbus, Georgia (WRBL) – Piedmont Columbus Regional no longer allows the use of cloth masks at its facilities. Since January 24, 2022, all visitors and patients are required to wear medical masks.

Surgical masks, KN95 or N95 masks are accepted. If a patient or visitor does not have an appropriate mask, officials said Piedmont staff will provide one.

The new medical mask requirement includes the Midtown and Northside campuses, the John B. Amos Cancer Center and the offices of doctors in Piedmont.

Officials said the new rule applies across the Piedmont system to visitors, patients and staff.


Read the full press release below:

Piedmont Columbus Regional no longer allows cloth masks for visitors and patients; Medical masks required

Columbus, Ga. (January 24, 2022) – Visitors and patients of Piedmont Columbus Regional are now required to wear medical masks, as opposed to cloth masks, when on campuses in Midtown and Northside, John B. Amos Cancer Center and from the offices of doctors in Piedmont.

The goal of the updated masking policy is to prevent the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19. The new rule applies throughout the Piedmont system to visitors, patients and staff.

“Due to the extremely high transmissibility of the Omicron variant, we felt that additional measures needed to be taken to protect our staff and patients from infection,” said Dr. Chris Edwards, Piedmont Columbus Regional Chief Medical Officer.

Surgical masks, KN95 or N95 masks are accepted. If a patient or visitor does not have an appropriate mask, Piedmont staff will provide one.

For more information about Piedmont Columbus Regional, visit piedmont.org.

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