ALL patients and staff must wear surgical masks with NO air valve in Chase Brexton Centers. If you do not have a surgical mask, we will provide one to you. Please wear a mask upon arrival and let the greeter know you need a surgical mask. Here are the approved masks.
Love them or hate them, masks are an important way to bring the spread of COVID-19 under control. Especially for those who have not been vaccinated, and for all of us during this current increase in cases.
Why does it matter? The more we are able to control COVID-19, the more we are able to find a way to end COVID-19. This virus has been in humans for less than one year. It takes time to figure out all the ways COVID-19 can be treated, can be prevented, and to develop a vaccine that is safe and effective for all of us.
How masks protect us.
It may seem silly. Really, how can a piece of cloth over your nose and mouth stop the spread of COVID-19?
When each of us wear a mask, the germs we breathe out and expel - tiny bits of spit from your mouth when you talk, small droplets of mucus from your nose when you breathe - are caught by the mask. When everyone wears a mask, we are even more protected from each others' germs - you are protected from mine, I'm protected from yours, the person near us is protected from each of us and that person is protected from us.
How masks save lives.
Masks are our barrier - keeping us and our family, loved ones, and neighbors safe.
This is SUPER important: COVID-19 doesn't treat everyone the same. Some people have no symptoms. Some people feel a little under the weather, but otherwise okay. Some people get really sick. Some end up in the hospital. Many die. No one knows exactly how this virus works yet.
A simple mask reduces your chances of spreading it when you don't know you have it or getting it from someone who may have it.