Influenza Season: Extended Mask Wearing Time

KentuckyOne Health

In an effort to protect our patients, visitors and co-workers, the time frame for the influenza season will be extended past March 31, 2017. As we are continuing to see influenza activity throughout our communities, we will extend our current influenza policy through April 15, 2017. This decision will extend the time frame that employees with approved exemptions will continue to wear approved masks.

Per policy, “Those with approved exemptions who could be within six feet of patients or who have prolonged exposure to patients regardless of distance must wear an approved mask or be reassigned during influenza season. Reassignment is based on position availability and cannot be guaranteed.”

As health care providers, it is our responsibility to continue to protect our patients, visitors and co-workers. We appreciate everyone’s effort and commitment in this matter.