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The importance of masks

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The importance of masks



Hi, I'm Dr. Mark Benson.

Hi, I'm Dr. Mark Benson. We want you to know that your health and safety are our extremely important

to us, and we remain here for you.

Today, our Chief Nursing Executive Kari Garnett is going to walk us through the importance of wearing

masks according to CDC guidelines as you visit our offices.


Thank you, Dr. Benson. We are committed to serving our patients with the best care possible and to

keep them safe and healthy.

When preparing for your in-person appointment, please plan to wear a face mask. If you don't bring one

with you or forget to bring yours, we will provide a surgical mask for you to wear while inside the office.

To help continue to slow the spread of COVID-19, all patients above the age of 2 are required to wear

masks while visiting our practices. This is because many people infected with coronavirus have no

symptoms, so the CDC advises that all of us wear face coverings as a way to protect one another from

this virus.

You'll notice that all patients and clinical team members will be wearing masks whenever in patient

facing areas.

Clinicians supporting patients that have coronavirus symptoms will be wearing an N-95 type mask along

with other personal protective equipment.

Current research tells us that wearing a mask is important in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The CDC recommends that people wear cloth masks in public settings when other social distancing

measures are difficult to maintain.


Thanks, Kari! As you can see, we're taking every step to make you comfortable and safe here in our

practices - if you have questions or any concerns, please talk to your provider. Thank you.



Masks really do slow the spread of the seemingly unstoppable COVID-19. In this video, Chief Nursing Executive Kari Garnett explains why wearing masks is so important. Per the CDC and state and local guidelines, masks help keep us all as safe and healthy as possible.