All Patients, Visitors, Staff and Students Asked to Wear Masks while Inside any Wake Forest Baptist Location

May 12, 2020

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Wake Forest Baptist Health is asking everyone to wear a mask at all times while visiting or working at any location within the health system.

Effective immediately, these guidelines apply to all patients (including children when developmentally appropriate), visitors, students and staff – even those who are not involved in direct patient care.

Patients and visitors can wear personal, homemade, cloth or dust masks. Those not wearing a mask will be provided with a cloth or ear-loop mask upon entry.

“We have recently made it possible for all of our employees to receive masks through the Mask the City initiative, so this is one more way that we can keep our patients, their families, visitors and our coworkers safe,” said Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D., CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Health and dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine.

In addition to these measures, Wake Forest Baptist continues to promote proper hand washing, good hygiene and social distancing practices.

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