Piedmont Newnan No Longer Allowing Cloth Masks At The Hospital

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Visitors and patients at Piedmont Newnan Hospital must now wear medical masks, as opposed to cloth masks, when at the hospital.

“The goal of the updated masking policy is to prevent the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19,” said Robert Miller, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Piedmont Newnan. “We are updating our policy to be in-line with updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance that says cloth face coverings are less effective at protecting against COVID-19 than surgical masks and respirators.”

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

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

For more information about Piedmont Newnan, visit piedmont.org/newnan.

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