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Bayhealth Implements Visitor and Patient Masking Requirements

Friday, January 5, 2024 | Bayhealth Kent Campus, Bayhealth Sussex Campus, COVID-19
Like many health systems across the region, Bayhealth is experiencing higher than normal patient volumes due to an increase in patients with respiratory illnesses like Influenza, RSV, and COVID-19 in our community. To help keep visitors and our patients safe, we are requiring masking for patients and visitors at our hospitals, outpatient locations, and Bayhealth Medical Group practices.

“What’s important to know is our commitment to the health of our community is at the center of our decision-making process,” said Bayhealth VP Quality and Medical Affairs John Fink, MD, MSHQS. “As we enter the winter months, we encourage everyone to consider preventive options such as vaccination, masking, and proper hand hygiene and to seek appropriate treatment options such as a visit to your primary care provider, walk-in medical care or virtual urgent care when necessary.”

Bayhealth offers Bayhealth@Home – a virtual urgent care option that provides a board-certified physician on your phone, tablet, or computer. Visit Bayhealth.org/VUC to learn more or download the app on Google Play or the App Store.

The community is encouraged to visit Bayhealth.org/Visitation for complete details about masking and visitation guidelines before their next appointment.

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