Masking Policy - Update May 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic has entered a new phase and it’s time for a new approach to masking for patients, staff and physicians.   On Saturday May 20th Glazier Medical Centre will transition from universal mandatory masking to optional masking.  This change is part of our ongoing efforts to ensure physician, staff and patient safety while recognizing changes in the nature of the pandemic and direction from public health experts

What This Means for You

For patients/visitors: 

  • You are no longer required to wear masks in common areas of the clinic.
  • We recommend that you wear a mask in care settings when meeting or speaking directly with staff or physicians especially in our Urgent Care Clinic.
  • Patients with a fever or respiratory symptoms are required to mask in all clinical and non-clinical settings.

For staff/physicians: 

  • Masking will still be required when staff or physicians are providing direct patient care.

Like all COVID-19 policies and practices, the need for universal masking will be subject to ongoing evaluation in relation to the spread of COVID-19 and will be revisited if needed. All decisions will continue to be based on provincial guidance/direction and informed by subject matter experts.

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support as we move from an active pandemic to de-escalation