Hooray! Instead of wide-sweeping statements about masking requirements, we are at a time/place to make personal decisions with certain metrics in mind. The CDC has provided a very good tool to the public with a framework on how you should best make decisions about masking. It is based on various regional metrics such as hospitalization admission rates, hospital occupancy and number of new of COVID cases in the area. Let’s see how this goes. We continue to need community members to make smart and kind decisions to protect not only themselves but also their neighbors.
Please note: the new guidelines below do NOT apply to the medical offices, public transportation (planes, buses, etc), or some other more crowded venues.
As of Feb 28th, 2022 – BW Primary Care will allow in-person sick visits at the Eldersburg location which has a much larger waiting area and more rooms to effectively sanitize between visits. Sick patients will continue to be offered telehealth appointments should it be more convenient or preferred. *MASKING IS STILL REQUIRED IN OUR OFFICES*
Here is a page with all the info you need to look at what the general infection risk in in your region: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html
WHAT PREVENTION STEPS SHOULD YOU TAKE BASED ON YOUR COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEVEL?
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|People may choose to mask at any time. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.|
If you are immunocompromised, learn more about how to protect yourself.