Masking Policy Changes for Visitors

September 23, 2023 – SAH has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on our surgical unit (3A). Effective immediately, we will limit visitors to only Essential Caregivers on this unit.

In addition, with cold and flu season upon us, and an increase in COVID-19 test positivity rate, SAH has changed its Masking Policy for all health care workers and the public.

Effective immediately everyone is required to wear a mask or face covering:

  1. Upon entering a patient care unit (outpatient and inpatient) and while on patient care units within SAH
  2. In public areas of SAH off-site facilities

All members of the public (patients and visitors) will be provided with a hospital approved surgical/procedural mask to wear while in the hospital. Masks will be available near all exterior entrances, department entrances, and nursing stations.

SAH is supportive of everyone who continues masking in areas where not required by policy. Masks will remain available for use in all areas.