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appalachiablue

(41,258 posts)
Wed Jan 24, 2024, 09:46 AM Jan 2024

Masks are back: Maryland hospitals, doctor offices require face coverings again

CBS News, Baltimore, Jan. 23, 2024.

Johns Hopkins hospitals and doctor offices will require everyone to return to wearing masks because COVID-19 and flu cases are high and vaccinations levels are low, officials wrote in a letter to patients Thursday.

The system follows others, including LifeBridge Health and the University of Maryland Medical System, directing patients, staff and visitors to mask up in patient areas.

Read more at The Baltimore Banner.

https://www.cbsnews.com/baltimore/news/masks-are-back-maryland-hospitals-doctor-offices-require-face-coverings-again/

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Masks are back: Maryland hospitals, doctor offices require face coverings again (Original Post) appalachiablue Jan 2024 OP
Masks have been back at UPMC for some time now. gab13by13 Jan 2024 #1
Good to know. For the last 2 medical visits I was masked, appalachiablue Jan 2024 #5
local stores too also and some drs office employees AllaN01Bear Jan 2024 #2
Good to know, thanks for replying. appalachiablue Jan 2024 #6
The signs and... 2naSalit Jan 2024 #3
That's good to know. Yes, 5 yrs or more for this pandemic appalachiablue Jan 2024 #4
I never stopped wearing masks... 2naSalit Jan 2024 #7
Same here, still masking and hard to believe it's year 4. None appalachiablue Jan 2024 #8

appalachiablue

(41,258 posts)
5. Good to know. For the last 2 medical visits I was masked,
Thu Jan 25, 2024, 11:41 PM
Jan 2024

and there were no other patients there at the time. One Dr. wasn't masked but I wasn't so concerned, he was very professional and I was grateful to finally get an appointment.

I still mask and will continue to do so as long as needed, no matter what anyone thinks. Medical facilities and other crowded places should follow full precautions given the rising cases.

2naSalit

(87,095 posts)
3. The signs and...
Wed Jan 24, 2024, 12:51 PM
Jan 2024

Hand sanitizer dispensers are back up in the grocery store and more people are wearing masks lately around here. People don't look at me like I'm behind the times when they see me wearing one anymore either.

Pandemics go for at least five years.

appalachiablue

(41,258 posts)
4. That's good to know. Yes, 5 yrs or more for this pandemic
Thu Jan 25, 2024, 11:28 PM
Jan 2024

and the full impacts from infection won't be known for some time. I'm continuing to mask, regardless of what anyone thinks.

appalachiablue

(41,258 posts)
8. Same here, still masking and hard to believe it's year 4. None
Fri Jan 26, 2024, 12:56 AM
Jan 2024

of my relatives contracted the 1914 Flu, or Polio somehow, thank God. We lost one to Aids who was bright, positive and much loved. It was devastating. Reagan.

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