SSM Health Ending Universal Masking Requirements

(Beaver Dam) A Wisconsin health care provider will not require masks for visitors. SSM Health announced the ending of universal masking starting Wednesday. They cite the “changing status” of COVID in the communities they serve as the reason for dropping the requirement.

SSM adds providers and staff will still need to wear personal protective equipment in conjunction with CDC guidelines. Plus, those with known or suspected COVID infections or symptoms of upper respiratory infections will have to wear masks.

They will also continue to provide masks to patients who need them. SSM Health has clinics in Beaver Dam, Mayville, Fox Lake, Waupun, and Columbus.

WRN contributed