Peninsula Regional Health System prohibits gaiters, bandanas as face coverings

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SALISBURY, Md. – The Peninsula Regional Health System announced on Wednesday that neck gaiters and bandanas will no longer be allowed as face coverings by patients, visitors, staff, and the limited number of contractors allowed access.

We’re told this is because recent research has found that certain cloth face coverings, such as neck gaiters and bandanas, have been found to be less effective in containing droplets from person to person.

Patients scheduled for procedures/testing/appointments and approved visitors and contractors are encouraged to bring and wear their own surgical or cloth mask. Approved masks must be worn for the duration of the stay. Those who refuse to wear a mask or remove them once past the screening point will be asked to exit the facility.

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