Universal Masking

The CDC's new masking guidance for fully vaccinated people does not apply to healthcare settings. We are continuing to wear masks out of an abundance of caution and to protect our patients and each other.

UP Health System is taking every precaution to keep our patients and staff safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. For this reason, we are following the CDC recommendations that anyone who enters our facility must wear a face mask at all times.

Why wear a mask? Recent studies show that universal masking, in addition to practicing social distancing and proper hand hygiene, can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, especially in individuals who may not know they are ill. And until there is a vaccine, these measures are our best line of defense in protecting not only you but also our healthcare workers and community members.

Please be smart and do your part. Wear a mask! We all have a responsibility to protect one another against the spread of COVID-19 and make our communities healthier.

For more information from the CDC on face coverings and how to make your own, click here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.

To learn more about the many ways we are working to ensure your safety while you are in our care, click here http://www.mgh.org/covid-19-information.