The health systems mandating masks for physicians

Health systems nationwide are reinstating mask mandates for patients and physicians as cases of COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus continue to surge. 

Here are eight major health systems that have brought back mask mandates for physicians and clinicians: 

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. 

1. Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham, the largest health system in Massachusetts, has reinstated mask mandates for all providers who work directly with patients. 

2. Cincinnati-based UC Health has reinstated mask mandates for staff members interacting with patients. 

3. West Orange, N.J.-based Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health brought back mask mandates for all employees and visitors across all its facilities. 

4. Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance brought back its mask policy for patients, visitors and staff.

5. The University of Chicago Medical Center brought back mask mandates for all its staff members. 

6. Danbury, Conn.-based Nuvance Health and medical practices revived mask mandates at all its facilities for staff members and patients. 

7. Samaritan Health in Watertown, N.Y., again requires masks for staff, patients and visitors. 

8. NYC Health + Hospitals reinstated a mask policy across all of its facilities, including at its outpatient and ambulatory care centers. 

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