Face masks continue to be required at Veterans Memorial Hospital; Vaccine clinics continue each Friday


VMH continues face mask requirement for patients and visitors ... Since Veterans Memorial Hospital is a health care facility, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does still require that masks be worn by every patient and visitor to the hospital. Pictured above is a number of hospital staff who can still be found wearing masks around the facilities. Masks are extremely effective against the COVID-19 virus and should be worn by everyone not vaccinated at all non-health care related locations. Call 563-568-5660 to schedule. Submitted photo.

Since Veterans Memorial Hospital is a health care facility, masks are still required to be worn by every patient and visitor to the hospital. Masks  are effective against the COVID-19 virus and should be worn by everyone not vaccinated at all other locations that are non-health care related. At this time, the Centers for Disease Control does mandate that even those vaccinated must wear masks at all health care facilities.

According to the CDC, once an individual is fully vaccinated for COVID-19, they can resume activities they did prior to the pandemic. Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by law or regulations, such as a health care setting.

Those who haven’t been vaccinated yet are urged to find a vaccine. Being fully vaccinated begins two weeks following a second or final COVID-19 vaccination. Keep using all personal protective tools until that two-week wait time has expired.

For those not yet vaccinated, Allamakee County Public Health does have a good supply of vaccine and is highly encouraging everyone to receive it. Vaccine clinics are readily available every Friday afternoon for both prime and boost doses for Moderna. Currently, Johnson and Johnson one-dose vaccine is also available. These clinics are held at the main entrance to Veterans Memorial Hospital. Call 563-568-5660 to schedule a vaccination.

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