“The current rise in respiratory infection both locally and nationally continues to plague Arizona communities in what is now referred to as the tripledemic: flu, RSV and COVID-19 cases. Healthcare workers urge you to take care of yourself and your family to prevent the spread of viral illness. Take the necessary precautions to avoid viral infection—get vaccinated and recognize the signs of respiratory illness; stay home when sick and wear a mask around others to help reduce the spread of viral infection. While hospitals are experiencing a surge in patient visits, consider your options for care before heading to the emergency room including urgent care, telehealth or a visit to your primary care provider.” Arizona Hospital & Healthcare Association.
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With the return of the Viral Season, healthcare again faces what the State and Federal are calling the Trifecta: RSV, Flu, and COVID.
This is secondary to all viral illnesses being in the high range. Therefore, after great consideration and discussions WCH has determined for the safety and well-being of patients, visitors, and employees to temporarily mandate wearing masks in high-risk, high-volume areas. Again, this is an undetermined, temporary mandate and will resolve when the state communicates a sustained decrease in viral illnesses.
High-risk, high-volume areas:
• Emergency Department (Registration/Lobby)
• Emergency Department
• Urgent Care Clinic
• Acute / In-patient Care
Appropriate masks are the surgical masks and N-95 with potential or known COVID-19 patients. Cloth masks, bandannas, or similar face covering is not acceptable.
Thank you for being part of maintaining safety and a healthy working environment.