Essentia Health Encouraging Patients and Visitors to Wear Masks

Patients and visitors who do not have masks will be provided one by Essentia Health.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health is encouraging all patients and visitors to wear cloth masks beginning Monday.

This precaution follows recent guidance from the CDC encouraging all people to wear masks in places where social distancing is difficult to maintain.

Essentia Health says many people infected with COVID-19 do not show symptoms, but can still transmit the virus to others so it is important to cover mouths and noses.

Patients and visitors who do not have masks will be provided one by Essentia Health. However, visitors are encouraged to bring or make their own face masks in order to preserve the health facility’s supply for staff.

All Essentia Health staff will also be required to wear face masks at all times.

A step-by-step video for how to make a face mask can be found here.

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