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Face masks are not required in USA Health areas in which direct patient care is not provided.

Published Sep 27th, 2022
COVID status effective Sept. 22, 2022: Green zone

The COVID-positivity rate in our community is low enough that we now can return to the Green Zone. Representatives from our hospitals and clinics should replace the Red Zone signs at their entrances with the previously provided Green Zone signs. Please save the Red Zone signs in case they are needed in the future. If you are unable to locate your Green Zone signs, please contact Kitsy Bridges at kbridges@health.southalabama.edu.

Reminder: Policies During Green Zone

  • Masks: Face masks are not required in USA Health areas in which direct patient care is not provided (offices, cafeterias, gift shops). Face masks are required in USA Health areas in which direct patient care is provided.
  • Pre-procedure and routine testing for hospitalized patients: Testing is only required for symptomatic patients.
  • Staff and educational gatherings: Gatherings in pre-pandemic formats are allowed. Symptomatic individuals should refrain from attending and should get tested.

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