Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Pulaski is urging community members to wear face masks or cloth face coverings in public areas where social distancing is not easily achieved to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The hospital has already instituted a universal masking protocol within its facilities and requires anyone entering to wear a face mask at all times.
Recent studies have shown that universal masking can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, especially in individuals who may be asymptomatic and unaware that they are ill. Face masks and cloth face coverings should be worn over the nose and mouth and be held securely in place with loops or ties.
STRHS Pulaski Chief Medical Officer Michael Windland said until there is a vaccine, wearing a mask in public, practicing social distancing and proper hand hygiene are, MDour best lines of defense in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
To learn more about how STRHS Pulaski is working to ensure the safety of patients during this time, visit southerntnpulaski.com/your-health-our-heroes.