Effective Wednesday, May 13th, Virginia Gay Hospital healthcare will implement universal masking. This decision was made based on the recommendations of the CDC, and the Iowa Department of Public Health, as well as the availability of sufficient supply of appropriate masks. Masks may be removed when social distancing of at least 6 feet is possible.

As per the CDC guidelines screening will take place at the door. Staff will ask:

If you have a new cough OR shortness of breath/breathing difficulty, exposure to COVID-19 positive person


Two of the following:



muscle pain


sore throat

New loss of taste or smell

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Is this JUST for the Hospital but not the clinic? And is this their NEW standard?
By: Betty Thorsvig on May 12th 1:03pm

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