Updated Jan. 18, 2022
Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that anyone age 2 years or older should wear a mask to protect against COVID-19 if they are...
- Not fully vaccinated
- Fully vaccinated and in an area with Substantial or High transmission of community transmission
- Fully vaccinated and with weakened immune systems
As of Jan. 18, 2022, all counties in Iowa had High level of community transmission. To see up-to-date data in your county, please use the CDC's COVID-19 County Check.
The CDC also states that source control (wearing of masks) is recommended for everyone in a healthcare setting.
McFarland Clinic's Mask Policy
Effective January 18, 2022, all patients, guests, and staff at McFarland Clinic are required to wear surgical (procedure) masks or higher grade non-vented masks such as N95 or KN95. This change in practice is due to the increasing presence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in our communities as well as multiple other upper respiratory illnesses. CDC is advising this change from cloth masks to surgical masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.