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University of Utah Health Announces Changes to Masking Policy

Suzanne Winchester, Associate Director of Public Affairs, University of Utah Health

On Monday, April 3, University of Utah Health will move to optional masking in most clinical locations for patients, visitors, faculty, and staff. Some areas caring for our most immunocompromised patients will continue to require masks.

In addition, masking indications prior to COVID will remain in place, such as masking in the operating room or for anyone experiencing cold, flu, or respiratory symptoms.

 At U of U Health, patient safety and care is our top priority. As such, our masking guidelines may change based on community transmission, ongoing COVID variants, and the spread of respiratory viruses. We appreciate the continued support and flexibility of our patients, teams, and community.