AU Health mask requirement to be reinstated due to prevalence of the Delta variant

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Written by Lisa Kaylor

In collaboration with our infectious disease experts, AU Health has been monitoring COVID cases closely and have seen an increase in the COVID-19 Delta variant. The majority of cases are those who are unvaccinated. We will reinstate the universal masking policy out of an abundance of caution, effective Friday morning, July 23, at 7 a.m.

Anyone entering the hospital or AU Health practice sites will be required to wear a mask while in the facility. All individuals, including employees, are expected to self-screen at entrances and should not enter if symptomatic.

We are not limiting family presence or implementing any other COVID restrictions at this time.

Masks are not required in private office settings or small meetings (of less than 10 persons) where all persons are vaccinated.

We will continue to monitor community positivity rates and the transmissibility of this virus and adjust our infection prevention and family support person presence as necessary.

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Lisa Kaylor

Lisa Kaylor is the Lead Communications and Media Coordinator for AU Health. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-5292 or