With COVID-19 cases edging up, London hospitals revise masking rules – CBC

Masking will be required for staff and doctors in direct contact with patients

Oct 02, 2023

As cases of COVID-19 climb in the London region, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Josephs’s Health Care London are revising their masking rules to require staff and doctors in direct contact with patients to wear masks, and recommend visitors and patients do the same.

“The fall respiratory season is upon us, and as we expected, it’s time for a renewed approach,” said Dr. Kevin Chan, the corporate medical executive at LHSC in a statement.

“Changes to our masking guidelines are aligned with recommendations through Public Health Ontario, and our regional hospital partners, to help ensure staff, physicians, volunteers, patients, visitors and our community remain protected while respiratory viruses circulate this fall and winter.”

LHSC previously removed masking rules brought on by the pandemic in April, and last updated rules in June. The newly updated policy will take effect on Wednesday.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/with-covid-19-cases-edging-up-london-hospitals-revise-masking-rules-1.6984341

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