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Piedmont Fayette Hospital No Longer Permits Cloth Masks for Visitors, Patients; Medical Masks Required

Fayetteville, Ga. (Jan. 26, 2022) – Visitors and patients at Piedmont Fayette 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. The new rule applies across the Piedmont system to visitors, patients and staff.

“Medical masks, when worn properly, offer a better fit for those wearing them and can provide a better level of protection than cloth masks,” said Angela Swayne, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Piedmont Fayette.

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 Fayette, visit piedmont.org

By Michael Cuneo

Michael Cuneo is a news and sports reporter for the Fayette County News. Michael graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism in 2020. In his off time, Michael enjoys torturing himself as an Atlanta Falcons fan. Follow Michael on twitter @michaelcune