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May 10, 2023

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline, Rutgers Health is updating its masking guidelines for clinical settings. Wearing a face covering is no longer broadly required of all faculty, staff, students, and visitors in all clinical settings. Instead, beginning today, masking requirements will be determined by the clinical site, and masking may still be required for certain units, for example, at units responsible for the care of vulnerable patients at the determination of each site. Further, patients exhibiting respiratory symptoms will be requested to wear a mask if tolerated, and should a patient request their caregivers wear a mask, staff, and providers are expected to comply. Please contact your department administrator if you have questions about masking guidelines for a specific clinical setting.

Vicente Gracias, M.D.Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Vice President Health Affairs, Rutgers University