Veterans Memorial Hospital still requires face masks for all services


The use of face masks continues at VMH ... Face masks are still a must at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. They are always worn by all staff, such as those pictured above. Veterans Memorial Hospital is still continuing to require the use of masks for all patients and visitors as well, even following the recent updated Governor proclamation. Anyone who is coming to the hospital for any type of service will be asked to continue to wear a mask during their visit. Social distancing and excellent hand hygiene will be continued as well, all in an effort to continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on the hospital’s campus and in the area communities served by the hospital. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon is still continuing to require the use of masks, even following the recent updated Governor proclamation. Anyone who is coming to the hospital for any type of service will be asked to continue to wear a mask during their visit. Social distancing and excellent hand hygiene will be continued as well, all in an effort to continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on the hospital’s campus and in the area communities served by the hospital.

Veterans Memorial Hospital did recently make an adjustment to its visitor policy, increasing from one visitor per day per inpatient to three visitors per day; however, this adjustment is subject to change at any time. All visitors are asked to check in at the main entrance of the hospital prior to their visit.

Veterans Memorial Hospital and Community and Home Care Public Health asks that everyone continue to follow these recommendations from the Iowa Department of Public Health on how to stop the spread of COVID-19:

• Practice social distancing.
- Stay away from gatherings of people.
- Maintain a six-foot distance between yourself and others.
• Wear a mask whenever leaving home.
• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow/upper arm.
• Stay home when ill – even mildly ill.

Everyone can still do his or her part to help respond to COVID-19:

• Everyday prevention methods are very important to help prevent the spread of the virus:
- Wash hands frequently.
- Stay home if ill.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
• Perform routine cleaning:
- Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, light switches, countertops) with the cleaners typically used. Use all cleaning products according to the directions on the label.

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