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Masks now optional for patients and visitors

Effective Tuesday, May 9th, 2023 River Hospital now safely offers a mask-optional environment for all patients and visitors. Patients who present with respiratory illnesses (coughing, sneezing, runny nose) are encouraged to wear a mask-- if tolerated.

This decision comes after closely monitoring community transmission levels, COVID hospitalization, declining infection rates, in addition to indication of declining influenza rates.