To maximize Health System team member protection against exposure to COVID-19,
and per Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requirements,
team members must wear procedural/surgical face masks when in a Health
System building, including outpatient and physician practices.
Effective, August 1, 2021, cloth masks, including the SGHS branded face
masks, are no longer permitted. This applies to all team members, physicians, volunteers and contract
employees. Since the evidence regarding COVID-19 continues to be fluid,
we may expect that these guidelines will be further refined or revised.