Posted on January 14, 2022
TidalHealth wants to make our community aware of a change in masking policy at both of our hospitals.
Starting Monday, January 17, TidalHealth will no longer be allowing cloth masks to be worn as facial protection by people arriving for procedures, testing or as support persons where permitted at TidalHealth Nanticoke in Seaford, De. or TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury, Md. Cloth masks have proven to be less effective in preventing the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
We’re encouraging people coming to our hospitals to please wear medical grade ear loop or N-95 masks. If you don’t have access to either or arrive in a cloth mask, our healthcare team will be happy to give you an ear loop mask for you to wear at all times during your stay with us.
As a reminder, there is no patient visitation at this time at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury and TidalHealth Nanticoke in Seaford.
TidalHealth thanks you for your cooperation in helping us to control the spread of COVID-19. We remind you to please wear a mask in public settings, practice social distancing and wash and sanitize your hands often.