Mask Mandate Back at Children's MN Hospitals and Other Medical Facilities

Mandates for useless cloth masks are making a comeback in Minnesota. Children's Minnesota just announced a new mask guideline that takes affect starting tomorrow, January 16th, 2024. Masks are required to be worn for "all patient-care interactions."

Here's the policy:

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  • Paul Bade
    commented 2024-01-18 10:08:17 -0600
    The masks required are probably standard medical masks. Cloth face diapers and “bank robber” bandannas don’t cut it.
  • Paul Bade
    commented 2024-01-18 09:56:08 -0600
    Nursing homes usually have the same requirements during flu season; they’ve done it for years. If there is an especially deadly strain of flu active, nursing homes may limit or bar visitors for the duration of the outbreak, and require staff to wear masks. The reasoning here is to protect those who are especially vulnerable to respiratory infections from those who may be contagious. The masks are intended to catch the wet droplets from a possibly infected person. They can’t be expected to keep the wearer from getting sick. Notice the acknowledgement that they aren’t perfect, “If you have symptoms of illness and are not a parent/legal guardian, please do not visit.”

    This policy is more reasonable than the everyone mask everywhere demands we had during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s what should have been done for COVID-19 instead.
  • Jake Duesenberg
    published this page in News 2024-01-15 17:31:15 -0600