Columbus, Ga. (WRBL) – Piedmont Columbus Regional is no longer allowing the use of cloth mask within its facilities. Beginning Jan. 24, 2022, all visitors and patients are required to wear medical masks.

Surgical masks, KN95 or N95 masks are accepted. If a patient or visitor does not have an appropriate mask, officials said Piedmont staff will provide one.

The new medical mask requirement includes Midtown and Northside campuses, John B. Amos Cancer Center and Piedmont Physician offices.

Officials said the new rule applies across the Piedmont system to visitors, patients, and staff.


Read the full news release below:

Piedmont Columbus Regional No Longer Permits Cloth Masks for Visitors, Patients; Medical Masks Required

Columbus, Ga. (Jan. 24, 2022) – Visitors and patients at Piedmont Columbus Regional must now wear medical masks, as opposed to cloth masks, when at the Midtown and Northside campuses, John B. Amos Cancer Center and Piedmont Physician offices.

The goal of the updated masking policy is to prevent the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19. The new rule applies across the Piedmont system to visitors, patients, and staff.

“Due to the extremely high transmissibility of the Omicron variant, we felt that extra measures should be taken to protect our staff and patients from infection,” said Dr. Chris Edwards, Chief Medical Officer of Piedmont Columbus Regional.  

Surgical masks, KN95 or N95 masks are accepted. If a patient or visitor does not have an appropriate mask, Piedmont staff will provide one.

For more information about Piedmont Columbus Regional, visit piedmont.org.  

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