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KDH will continue to require masks after Indiana moves to advisory status

Hospital news | Thursday, March 25, 2021

Contact: Dave Ommen

Even though the State of Indiana will officially move from a "mask mandate" to a "mask advisory" on April 6, 2021, King's Daughters' Health will continue to require masks at all of its locations until further notice. Providing the safest possible environment for our team members, patients, guests and visitors remains a priority.

The KDH mask requirement covers all patient appointments - whether a patient is visiting his or her provider, attending an outpatient therapy appointment at the KDH Rehabilitation Center, or arriving for a laboratory or medical imaging exam. We will also continue to require masks for guests entering the Business Operations Center (downtown Madison) or any other non-clinical location.

Statement from the Indiana Hospital Association:
Indiana hospitals are grateful for the leadership of the (Governor) Holcomb administration for so effectively leading the battle against COVID-19, and we remain focused on vaccinating our communities in the days and months ahead. At this time, COVID-19 hospitalizations are down and vaccinations are up – however, we must remain vigilant and mindful of the potential for a new wave to emerge as we’ve witnessed in other states. We encourage Hoosiers to continue wearing masks in public settings as science shows masks effectively reduce the spread of COVID-19. Masks will continue to be required in hospital facilities for the safety of all patients and guests.

Designated caregivers who are arriving to visit a patient in the hospital (inpatient) or whom are arriving with a patient for an outpatient/provider appointment will continue to be screened, provided an armband, and must be healthy and wear a mask throughout their stay. View Visitation Guidelines for the latest updates.

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, we remain hopeful about a return to more normal operations in the weeks and months ahead. Until then, thank you for your patience and understanding. We value your health and want to do our part to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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