Thank you for continuing to choose Boston Medical Center for your care. Beginning on Friday, Dec. 21, BMC will be putting into place changes to our policy on mask use in hospital buildings.
These changes are being made as the amount of COVID-19 in Boston-area wastewater has continued to rise in recent weeks, and we’ve seen an increase in respiratory illnesses throughout the area. These changes are similar to updated policies at other hospitals in Boston.
We’d like to provide you with information about what this means for you, and we will continue to update you as guidelines change.
Patients and visitors are required to:
- Wear masks in clinical areas, including inpatient units, outpatient clinics, the Emergency Department, and procedural areas
- Wear masks in all areas on the hospital if they have symptoms of respiratory illnesses, including a cough, fever, runny nose, or shortness of breath, even if they have tested negative for COVID-19
In addition, BMC employees are required to wear masks in all clinical areas, including an N95 mask when caring for a patient with COVID-19.
Masks will be available at all entrances. We appreciate your cooperation and your help in keeping everyone in the BMC community safe.