Marshfield Clinic Health System is located on private property and will continue requiring patients and visitors to wear masks despite vaccination status while on our locations.
Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, all patients and visitors are required to wear a mask in the Health System facilities, including exam rooms, patient rooms and waiting areas.
Increasing evidence supports better protection from COVID-19 by wearing a surgical mask compared to cloth masks. If you enter with a cloth mask, you may be asked and offered a surgical mask for free. Proper hand hygiene and physical distancing precautions will be taken as you switch your mask.
Exceptions for patient masking include:
- Children under the age of 2
- Patients who have trouble breathing or have a medical condition, which would be negatively impacted by wearing a mask
- Patients that have trouble removing the mask
- Patient who is presenting to an Emergency Department or Urgent Care
- Patients with a medical condition will be asked to cover their nose and mouth with a tissue before proceeding to their appointment
Visitors who are allowed to enter per our current visitor guidelines will be required to wear a mask at all times while visiting any of our locations. If the visitor does not agree to wear a mask, they will be asked to leave.
If you do not have a mask, we will offer you one for free. Masking in public is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to slow the spread of the virus.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine and masking