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Masking Guidance for Patients and Visitors

All patients and visitors are required to wear a mask while in common areas of Augusta Health and its clinics. Visitors should wear masks during in-person interactions with healthcare workers and when leaving patient rooms. Get a print version of this page: Masking Guidance for Patients and Visitors

Examples of mask types

Wear your homemade or personal mask. If you do not have one we will provide you with a single mask.

Illustration of hand washing

Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer, before and after putting on your mask.

If using a surgical mask, put it on by grabbing the loops or ties.

Pull the mask under the chin.

Pinch the bridge of the nose.

Illustration of hospital bed

Hospitalized patients do not need to wear masks in their rooms.

Illustration of hand washing

Wash or sanitize your hands before and after removing your mask.

Illustration of mask removal

Remove your mask by the loops. To store, fold it lengthwise so that the outer surface is against itself and place in a clean paper towel or paper bag.

Illustration of throwing away a mask

If you are using a surgical mask, throw it away at the end of the day.

Illustration of washing machine

If using a cloth mask, you may re-use by washing and drying it at the end of the day.